The stomach is a muscular sac that is important for absorbing food and preparing food for further digestion.
Therapies built around the concept of energies that pervade and surround the human body have been around for centuries and are a part of Indian, Japanese, and Chinese healing traditions. Development of scientific concepts and accurate instruments has led to a renewed interest in the study of subtle energies and their effect on human health. Pranic healing is a form of energy therapy that originated in India; the practitioners try to remove disease-causing negative energy and substitute it with positive energy. Qigong originated in China and it stresses meditation, relaxation, and mind-body exercises. Reiki in Japanese means the “Universal Life Force”. Reiki practitioners consider the Reiki energy to be guided by a divine power.