Demystifying Bioenergy Therapy: Overcoming Fear and Misconceptions

Demystifying bioenergy therapy: overcoming fear & misconceptions to integrate it into everyday life & the medical establishment.
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Bioenergy therapy (Bioqr™ Therapy), a form of complementary medicine, has gained traction and attention in recent years for its potential to promote healing and well-being. Despite numerous anecdotal accounts of its effectiveness, there remains a strong sense of skepticism and fear surrounding the practice. This can largely be attributed to the fear of the unknown, misinterpretation, and bad quasi-spiritual practices associated with bioenergy therapy. In this article, we will examine the causes of people’s hesitation to embrace bioenergy therapy as a clinical tool and explore ways to overcome this fear, ultimately paving the way for bioenergy therapy to be integrated into everyday life and the medical establishment in a secular manner.

Fear of the Unknown

One of the primary reasons people are hesitant to embrace bioenergy therapy is the fear of the unknown. Most individuals are unfamiliar with bioenergy and its workings, which can quickly breed skepticism and fear. This is particularly true regarding health and wellness, where people are understandably cautious about trying new and unproven therapies. A clear theoretical framework and standard definition for bioenergy therapy are essential to eliminate confusion and apprehension surrounding the practice.


Another significant factor contributing to the fear of bioenergy therapy is misinterpretation. Bioenergy therapy is often conflated with other alternative healing practices, such as Reiki or energy healing, rooted in spiritual or supernatural beliefs. While these practices may have some similarities, they are distinct from bioenergy therapy (Bioqr™ Therapy), which is grounded in the scientific understanding of how the body’s energy systems function. Unfortunately, this misinterpretation can lead to the inaccurate belief that bioenergy therapy is a form of supernatural or spiritual healing, causing people to dismiss it as unscientific or dangerous.

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Bad Quasi-Spiritual Practices

The association of bioenergy therapy with bad quasi-spiritual practices further fuels skepticism and fear. Some practitioners may abuse the concept of bioenergy therapy, using it as a platform to promote their own spiritual or supernatural beliefs. This can include claims of divine intervention, psychic abilities, or other unverifiable phenomena. These practices misrepresent bioenergy therapy, damage its credibility, and contribute to the perception that it is a form of pseudoscience or quackery.

Overcoming Fear and Integrating Bioenergy Therapy in a Secular Manner

Several steps must be taken to overcome the fear surrounding bioenergy therapy and bring it to everyday life and the medical establishment in a secular way.

1. Education and Awareness

The first step is to increase public awareness and understanding of bioenergy therapy. This can be achieved through educational initiatives that provide accurate and accessible information about the practice, its principles, and its potential benefits. By demystifying bioenergy therapy and clarifying its scientific basis, individuals will be better equipped to make informed decisions about whether it is a suitable treatment option for them.

2. Developing a Standard Definition and Theoretical Framework

Establishing a standard definition and theoretical framework for bioenergy therapy will help to dispel confusion and provide a clear understanding of the practice. This will not only aid in differentiating it from other alternative healing practices and lend credibility to the field by demonstrating that it is grounded in scientific principles.

3. Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Developing a robust body of research supporting the effectiveness of bioenergy therapy is crucial for its acceptance as a legitimate clinical tool. This will require the establishment of rigorous research methodologies and collaboration between researchers and practitioners to ensure that the practice is evidence-based and adheres to the highest scientific standards.

4. Professional Standards and Regulation

Introducing professional standards and regulations for bioenergy therapy practitioners will prevent unscrupulous individuals from exploiting the practice for their gain. This could include developing a professional code of conduct, mandatory training, and certification, and establishing a regulatory body to oversee practitioners and ensure they operate ethically and responsibly.

5. Collaboration with the Medical Establishment

Finally, fostering collaboration between bioenergy therapists and the medical establishment is essential for integrating the practice into mainstream healthcare. This could involve the development of referral networks, interdisciplinary research projects, and the inclusion of bioenergy therapy in medical education and training programs.


While the fear and skepticism surrounding bioenergy therapy are understandable, it is crucial that we not allow these barriers to prevent us from exploring its potential as a valuable clinical tool. By demystifying the practice, developing a solid theoretical framework, and ensuring that it is evidence-based and ethically delivered, we can overcome these challenges and bring bioenergy therapy into the mainstream, benefiting countless individuals needing healing and well-being.


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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.