Oschman is the author of a ground-breaking series of articles on "healing
energy" published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. These
articles have now been developed into a book, Energy Medicine: the scientific
basis, published in the Spring of 2000 by Harcourt Brace/Churchill Livingstone,
Edinburgh. This book is giving the most skeptical academic scientists
a theoretical basis for exploring the physiology and biophysics of energy
A new book, Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance, will be published in the spring of 2003 by Harcourt Health Sciences/Butterworth Heineman, Oxford.
James Oschman is one of the few academic scientists who has explored the basis for complementary and alternative medicines. He has published 26 full-length scientific articles in academic scientific journals and 40 articles in alternative and complementary therapy journals. In his work, he refers to the same science that provides the foundation for modern clinical medicine.
Jim lectures widely on the energetic phenomena taking place in the therapeutic situation. He has developed useful insights that can help all therapists better understand and advance their work and explain it to others.
James Oschman has both the academic credentials and the background in alternative therapies to carry out his explorations. He has degrees in Biophysics and Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked in major research labs around the world. These include Cambridge University in England, Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, the University of Copenhagen, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was on the faculty, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, where he was a staff scientist. His many scientific papers have been published in the world's leading journals. And, to learn about the theories and practices underlying complementary methods, Jim has both taught and attended classes at various schools around the world, and experienced a wide range of bodywork techniques. This has brought Jim some distinctions, including acting as President of the New England School of Acupuncture, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Rolf Institute. Jim continues his research and writing in Dover, New Hampshire, where he is President of Nature's Own Research Association. Recently, Jim is increasingly being invited to present the concepts emerging from his research to medical professionals at various hospitals. He has also become involved in the development of cutting-edge medical devices and other applications of the emerging concepts of energy medicine.
Recently James Oschman became a member of the Scientific Advisory Borad
for the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine in Washington, DC.
On November 16, 2002, Jim and a number of other individuals were presented
with the Foundation's Founders Award at a ceremony held at the Madison
Hotel in Washington, DC.
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