Course Overview

Biofield Science and the Future of Health

This presentation will discuss biofield science and biofield therapies, particularly related to clinical conditions, including pain, PTSD, cancer-related fatigue, and more.
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2021 Annual Conference

October 29-31, 2021

Required Lessons

1 lesson with video, quiz, and evaluation

Time to Complete

30 minutes

CME Eligible*

.5 credits
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Course Info
Course Faculty

What you will learn

 Course Summary

What is the evidence behind biofield practices for clinical conditions? In this presentation, Dr. Shamini Jain will provide an overview of biofield science and biofield therapies, particularly as they relate to clinical conditions including pain, PTSD, cancer-related fatigue, and more. Dr. Jain will also review evidence behind psychoneuroimmunological pathways in humans, as well as recent cell and animal research that help us understand how biofield therapies get “under the skin” to affect healing.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
  • Define biofield.
  • Describe the evidence behind clinical studies of biofield therapies for pain.
  • Understand what randomized control trials for biofield therapies with cancer patients say about biofield therapies impact on symptom reduction.
  • Name at least one study done with cells and/or animals, which demonstrated effects of biofield therapies directly on cell behavior. 
See course outline below for additional information.

This course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Faculty

Shamini Jain, PhD


Dr. Shamini Jain is a psychologist, scientist, and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Director of the Consciousness and Healing Initiative ( CHI ), a collaborative accelerator which links scientists, practitioners, artists, entrepreneurs, and educators to facilitate the transdisciplinary science and real - world application of consciousness and healing practices. This entity was formed from Dr. Jain’s deep desire to bring key stakeholders together to create a coherent and effective movement to move us beyond the “decade of the brain”, into the “age of consciousness and healing”. Major partners of CH I include the Institute of Noetic Sciences, Miraglo Foundation, and Chopra Foundation. Collaborating organizations include the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine, the Institute for Visual Development at the University of Bologna, and many others. Dr. Jain obtained her B.A. in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. degree from the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with a research focus in psychoneuroimmunology. She conducted her clinical residency at the La Jolla VA Hospital/UC San Diego, and her post - doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control Research. While a graduate student, Dr. Jain received NIH funding and conducted the first - ever clinical trial at UC San Diego on hands - on - healing in cancer survivors, the results of which are published in the prestigious journal Cancer, widely read byoncologists. Currently, in addition to her running CHI, Dr. Jain is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego, where she has been serving as Co-Chair UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine’s Research Committee for the past 5 years


No financial relationships with any ineligible companies to disclose.

Accreditation and CME

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the
CME website.

*CME/CEU Credits

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this enduring materials for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All other healthcare professionals
 completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To successfully earn credit, participants must review the content, complete a quiz with a score of 75% or higher, and submit an evaluation. This course is CME-eligible ending on December 31, 2023. After this date, you will continue to have access to your purchased content, however you will no longer be able to claim CME credits for your participation in the course.
The views and opinions expressed in this activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and/or the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine.

Course Outline

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity. All required course activities must be completed to earn any eligible continuing education credit(s) and obtain a certificate of completion for this course.