Bioenergy, Homeostasis, and the Immune System’s Multifaceted Role

Exploring the complex relationship between bioenergy, homeostasis, and the immune system's role in healing beyond host defense mechanisms.
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Bioenergy is the energy produced by living organisms, powering the functions of our bodies. The immune system, a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs, protects our body from harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders. It also plays a crucial role in maintaining homeostasis, the state of equilibrium where physiological processes function optimally to maintain overall health. The interplay of homeostasis, bioenergy, and the immune system offers insight into the human body’s innate capabilities for promoting better health and preventing disease. This article explores the immune system’s functions beyond fighting infections, emphasizing its importance in healing and overall well-being.

Homeostasis and the Immune System

Homeostasis, a fundamental concept in biology, describes an organism’s ability to preserve internal stability despite changes in its external environment. In humans, various physiological processes maintain homeostasis, including the immune system, which plays a critical role in defending against harmful pathogens and maintaining overall health.

The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs working to detect and neutralize harmful pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, and other foreign invaders. When the immune system detects a potential threat, it mounts an immune response that includes immune cell production, such as white blood cells, and the release of chemical signals coordinating the immune response and eliminating the pathogen.

Bioenergy and the Immune System

Bioenergy, derived from the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe, powers the human body. Cells convert nutrients and oxygen into energy through cellular respiration, producing adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – the primary energy source for all cellular processes, including the immune response. A constant energy supply is necessary for the immune system to function effectively, and disruptions in ATP production can significantly impact the immune response.

The relationship between bioenergy and the immune system is complex and multifaceted, as it regulates energy metabolism. For example, specific immune cells, such as T cells, can directly influence ATP production by regulating enzymes involved in cellular respiration.

Additionally, the immune system can indirectly affect energy metabolism by producing cytokines. These chemical signaling molecules influence various cellular processes, including metabolism. Some cytokines increase energy expenditure, while others decrease it, depending on the context and specific cytokine involved.

The Immune System’s Functions Beyond Host Defense

The immune system’s role extends beyond fighting infections and defending against pathogens. It plays a crucial part in various physiological processes, from body development to dying, emphasizing its importance in overall well-being and healing.

1. Wound healing and tissue repair: The immune system plays a crucial role in wound healing and tissue repair processes. When an injury occurs, immune cells such as neutrophils and macrophages migrate to the site to clear debris and prevent infection. Inflammatory mediators, produced by immune cells, help coordinate the healing process by promoting angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation) and attracting other cell types necessary for tissue repair, such as fibroblasts and endothelial cells. [1]

2. Cancer surveillance: The immune system can recognize and eliminate cancerous cells through immunosurveillance. Natural killer (NK) cells, a type of immune cell, can detect and destroy cancerous cells before they multiply and form tumors. Additionally, adaptive immune cells, such as T cells, can also recognize and target cancer cells, preventing tumor growth and metastasis. [2]

3. Regulation of metabolism and energy homeostasis: The immune system maintains energy homeostasis by regulating various metabolic processes. For example, immune cells can secrete cytokines that modulate insulin sensitivity, affecting glucose metabolism and energy balance. Moreover, the immune system also plays a role in regulating lipid metabolism, with immune cells influencing adipose tissue function and lipid storage. [3]

4. Development and maintenance of the nervous system: The immune system contributes to the development and maintenance of the nervous system. Microglia, immune cells in the brain, support neuronal function, synaptic pruning, and neurogenesis. Furthermore, immune molecules such as cytokines and chemokines can modulate neuronal activity and influence cognitive processes, such as learning and memory. [4]

5. Regulation of cell death and tissue homeostasis: The immune system regulates cell death, a critical process for maintaining tissue homeostasis. Depending on the context, immune cells can secrete factors that promote or inhibit cell death. For example, immune cells can promote cell death in infected or damaged cells to prevent the spread of infection or tissue damage. Conversely, immune cells can also provide survival signals to healthy cells, ensuring tissue homeostasis and function [5].

Clinical Implications and Harnessing the Power of Bioenergy

Understanding the interplay between homeostasis, bioenergy, and the immune system’s multifaceted role can lead to novel therapeutic strategies for treating illnesses and promoting overall health. Research on manipulating energy metabolism to enhance the immune response and overall health is promising. Metabolic modulators, drugs that stimulate ATP production and enhance cellular energy metabolism, can improve the immune response and promote overall health by increasing bioenergy availability for cellular processes.

Lifestyle interventions such as exercise and dietary modification can significantly impact energy metabolism and immune function. Regular exercise increases ATP production and enhances immune cell function. Dietary interventions like caloric restriction improve energy metabolism and extend lifespan in various animal models.

In conclusion, the complex relationship between homeostasis, bioenergy, and the immune system’s multifaceted role offers insight into the human body’s innate capabilities for promoting better health and preventing disease. By further elucidating these physiological processes, we can develop novel therapeutic strategies that improve the immune response, maintain overall health, and promote better health for future generations.


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[2] Dunn, GP, Bruce, AT, Ikeda, H, Old, LJ, & Schreiber, RD. (2002). Cancer immunoediting: from immunosurveillance to tumor escape. Nature Immunology, 3(11), 991-998.
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[4] Yirmiya, R, & Goshen, I. (2011). Immune modulation of learning, memory, neural plasticity, and neurogenesis. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 25(2), 181-213. https://www.
[5] Green, DR, & Llambi, F. (2015). Cell death signaling. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, 7(12), a006080.




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Bioqr™ is bioenergy-assisted immune treatment. A therapist uses his own bio-electromagnetic field to stimulate the patient’s immune system in a nonspecific and specific way. The stimulated immune system responds and “heals” the patient.

Bioqr™ therapy is a bioenergy treatment first developed in Eastern-Europe in the late 1960s as a modern, secular approach to traditional hands-on healing methods with biological and physical reasoning. Later, the method crossed Eastern-Europe to ex-Yugoslavia in the late 1970s’ where it has merged with similar methodologies and has been researched and applied as a complementary medical intervention. The founder of Biotherapy Asia, Ivan Roca, adapted these methodologies and cleared it from the folklore and unnecessary procedures, techniques, and philosophies. Bioqr™ method is a purely medical, highly structured bioenergy system that can be easily applied in a clinical or non-formal environment. The name of the method is Bioqr™ – Human Bioenergy Therapy.

Bioenergy is the energy dynamic observed within living organisms. Also, it is a scientific name that tries to encompass a very broad interdisciplinary area of research into the energy of a living organism. “Bios” is an Ancient Greek word meaning life, and energy is another Ancient Greek word, meaning activity, but here it signifies potential and possibility. Bioenergy has nothing to do with concepts like bioplasma, Chi, Qi, Ki, Prana, Universal energy, Life energy or Orgon.

Yes, with an electromyography device (EMG).

EMG is an electrodiagnostic medicine technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. EMG is performed using an instrument called an electromyograph to produce a record called an electromyogram. An electromyograph detects the electric potential generated by muscle cells when these cells are electrically or neurologically activated.

No. The therapy is successful even if a person does not believe in the biological effect of the immune system stimulation with the human bioenergy field, which is a result of ignorance and a lack of information.

The body response does not depend on our beliefs. It is an automatic and autonomic biological process.

A Bioqr™ therapist uses different hand positions and movements in combination with muscular tension and/or relaxation to stimulate the recipient’s immune system for his/her specific medical condition. Human endogenous bio-electromagnetic radiation interferes with the bioenergy processes of a diseased person to alter the metabolism and cause a body shock response that triggers the immune system activation in a specific and non-specific way.
Every movement has a different energetic signature so that the biotherapist can trigger an immune response in different tissues for different purposes. Immune response due to a “shock” to maintain homeostasis (check danger model of the immune system from Dr. Polly Matzinger), stimulates natural defenses.

A therapist uses muscular tension and relaxation to consciously send bioelectrical signaling (active potentials) of a higher or lower electromagnetic radiation intensity into the area of the hands. Propagation of the action potentials in the nerves and muscles produces a bio-electromagnetic field that radiates outside of the human body.

All the ‘manipulation’ processes occur automatically which is a completely natural process that is constantly taking place, but most of the time we are not aware of it. Bioenergy therapy is the application of natural energy processes and laws for awakening your own immune defenses, which due to a disharmonious way of life or due to some other factors (genetics, environment, etc.) become weakened or stop functioning entirely.

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Bioenergetics is the part of biochemistry concerned with the energy involved in making and breaking of chemical bonds in the molecules found in biological organisms. It can also be defined as the study of energy relationships and energy transformations and transductions in living organisms. The ability to harness energy from a variety of metabolic pathways is a property of all living organisms. Growth, development, anabolism, and catabolism are some of the central processes in the study of biological organisms because the role of energy is fundamental to such biological processes. Life is dependent on energy transformations; living organisms survive because of the exchange of energy between living tissues/ cells and the outside environment.

The essence of the biofield perspective is that a variety of endogenously generated electromagnetic and other fields act within and between multiple levels of biology, from molecular and cellular, through tissues and whole organisms to affect our personal and perhaps even our interpersonal functioning. The human body is a biofield.

Biofield science is an emerging field of study that aims to provide a scientific foundation for understanding the complex homeodynamic regulation of living systems. By furthering our scientific knowledge of the biofield, we arrive at a better understanding of the foundations of biology as well as the phenomena that have been described as “energy medicine.”
Biotherapy is biofield therapy.

Yes, bioenergy/energy therapy is nowadays practiced throughout the world and is called biofield therapy. New approaches in scientific research are slowly revealing the possible mechanism of bioenergy therapy. Many hospitals and medical centers are slowly starting to integrate bioenergy therapy to complement and support conventional medicine.


No, Bioqr™ therapy is complementary and supplementary to all other medical and ‘alternative’ therapies, even though, in many cases, it is much more successful and efficient. After therapy, you should not discontinue the medication or other treatments or medical procedures prescribed by your doctor. Only a biomedical check-up can confirm improvement and make further decisions in conjunction with the patient about continuing or discontinuing conventional medical treatment.

With groups of people, energy potentials multiply and “share” automatically. When in a group, it is easier to observe improvement during the therapy itself. It is also easier to exchange experiences. Group dynamics are an essential part of the subconscious work.

No! A natural energy process cannot be harmful in itself. Biotherapy is a noninvasive treatment without side-effects.

Yes, a diagnosis is necessary from a doctor. We do not diagnose.

No special preparation is needed. It is advisable to come at least 15 minutes before the beginning of therapy. It is desirable to free yourself from as many commitments as possible during the therapy days. Strong reactions during therapy are possible which can interfere with our everyday activities. It can be detrimental to the therapy if we are forced to rush off somewhere, or if we are not totally committed to the therapeutic process. Therapy cannot be beneficial if we are feeling pressured.

Depending on the individual, what is felt ranges from very powerful sensations to no sensation at all. Some people feel a tingling, burning or prickling sensation, coldness, draft, pressure, momentary relief, fatigue or drowsiness, uncontrollable laughter or crying, a floating sensation in the extremities, body movement, dizziness or vertigo. Whether or not a patient feels something during therapy, is not an indication of the success of the therapy, because everybody is unique and therefore they react in unique ways.

No, only a medical specialist can decide about discontinuing the medication. 

After 15 to 30 days, depending on the condition treated, one can expect results that can be objectively measured by means of clinical medicine. Sometimes in the first 15 days after therapy symptoms increase, or a sudden deterioration occurs, which is a crisis that signifies a strong bodily reaction to the intensified activities of a regenerated immune system.

Therapy can be repeated in consultation with a therapist and in accordance with other therapeutic forms that are applied.

Yes, but it is important for the patient to personally commit to the decision to stop drug or alcohol misuse.

All diseases can be treated successfully. With some diseases, the objective success will be complete recovery, while with others, symptoms of the disease will be alleviated, or the result will be greater independence for the patient or arrest the development of the disease, depending on a number of factors that are not directly related to Bioqr™ therapy. We don’t treat medical conditions with psychosis or contagious diseases.

Yes, except schizophrenia and other mental diseases with psychosis. Patients with mental diseases must be accompanied.

With genetic diseases, we can only maintain symptoms with treatments on a monthly or a bi-monthly basis.

Yes, children of any age can be treated.

Yes. If the patient is vulnerable or being cared for by somebody else, then they will need to be accompanied.

Yes, it is possible for educational or research purposes and if you accompany someone else for some objective medical reason.

There is no price enforced for the therapy. At the end of the therapy session, an anonymous donation is made to the therapist.


Bioqr™ therapy is not based around the traditional concepts of the Life Force or Life energy like Qi or Prana. These concepts belong to Vitalism which was dropped in biology almost 100 years ago. Traditional concepts of the Life Force don’t have any scientific evidence to support its existence. Also, modern biophysics, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and genetics operate in a realm of the modern understanding of the world which is evidence-based knowledge. Qi, Prana, Pneuma and Life Force are spiritual concepts that are not biological or physical. The etymology of the words Qi, Prana, and Spirit is the same, the breath. 

No, we are based on a very modern approach to bioenergy therapy. Chakras and Auras don’t exist in a biological realm. They are only interesting mental concepts developed as a part of the New Age movement. To put it in a simple way, there is no Chakra and Aura as physical entities. They are just concepts.

Nothing in the classical sense where the healer is considered to be more spiritual than others. Medicine is a science of the mind, body and social well-being. Spirituality is a concept of the world that has many different faces and understandings. Medicine and spirituality are two completely different subjects. In some special cases, spiritual thinking can be beneficial for the patients, for example in hospice, pain management, palliative care, psychological work, etc.

No, this is a misconception that has roots in spiritism and animism. Energy is not bad or good. Energy is benevolent. Sometimes people use the word “energy” to express emotional states which are purely subjective and have nothing to do with term energy in modern physics.

Nothing, it is another misconception where a few psychological phenomena were thought to be the sixth sense. Unfortunately, humans don’t have magneto-receptors and electro-receptors beyond 5 senses which are developed due to our evolutionary needs to protect and survive.

No, anyone can do energy therapy. Healing is not a supernatural ‘special power’ that somebody possesses, but an application of knowledge and skills.