Here is an excerpt sited in a National Institute of Health research article, originally published in the
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Much of what humans perceive yet have struggled to understand makes so much sense when looked at through an energetic lens. It may feel abstract to conceptualize that there are energy centers (chakras) and channels (meridians) throughout our bodies which may control or be affected by the following: physical conditions, emotions, thought patterns, and the energetic fields of those around us to name a few factors. But just as humans have been studying our physical anatomy to gain greater understanding in how to keep ourselves well, practitioners and scientists have been compiling findings on our energetic anatomical systems for the same reasons.