Bioenergetics is a type of therapy that uses breathing exercises, meditation, and physical exercises to treat mental health disorders and other conditions.

Bioenergetics was developed in the 1950s. Practitioners of bioenergetics believe that repressed negative emotions can cause mental and physical illness. They believe that they can cure disease by unblocking repressed emotions and releasing negative energies. However, it has not been evaluated in clinical research.

Bioenergetics has been used for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), stress, sexual problems that prevent satisfaction during sexual activity, and other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any use.
There isn't enough reliable information to know if bioenergetics is safe or if there are any safety concerns.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if bioenergetics is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


There is interest in using bioenergetics for a number of purposes, but there isn't enough reliable information to say whether it might be helpful.
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Dosing & administration

The appropriate or safe use of bioenergetics depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the treatment. Be sure to seek and follow relevant directions from your physician or other healthcare professional before using this treatment.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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