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Energy psychology describes a collection of novel psychological interventions that "balance, restore, and enhance human functioning by stimulating the human subtle energy system," which includes the acupuncture meridian system, chakras, and nadis. "These techniques... have been observed to catalyze rapid, dramatic, and lasting changes in feelings, beliefs, mental states, and behaviors," as well as physiology and biochemistry. Thus, EP techniques involve "stimulating energy, whether by tapping, touching, or intention."(1) EP therefore traces its roots not just to Chinese medicine and qi gong, but also to the work of modern pioneers such as chiropractor and founder of applied kinesiology George Goodheart, Australian psychiatrist John Diamond, and Thought Field Therapy founder Roger Callahan.
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