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Margaret M. Moga, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology
My training is in neuroanatomy, specifically the neural pathways underlying circadian rhythms and the autonomic nervous system. Over time, I became interested in Complementary & Integrative Medicine, and currently, I am one of a small group of investigators worldwide studying the scientific basis of energy healing.
My research interest is to develop scientific measures of ‘energy healing’ and other bioenergetic phenomena involving focused intent. The sorts of questions that I am interested in: How do we measure the “putative energies” involved in biofield therapies such as Reiki, Qigong and Healing Touch? How do healers build-up charge in their bodies? Can emotions be detected in the local environment? My goals are, 1) to understand the energetic component of human psychophysiology, and 2) to develop medical devices that detect or therapeutically use these energies. Currently, I am studying the heart rate variability and body potentials of energy healers and their clients, and the effects of healing on the immediate environment, as measured by magnetic field activity and random event generator output in the healing space.
Acute effects of tai chi exercise on cardiac autonomic function in healthy adults with tai chi experience.
Balance improvements after a week-long tai chi workshop as determined by dynamic posturography - biomed 2010.
Delayed loss of p75 neurotrophin receptor-immunoreactivity in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus and intergeniculate leaflet after binocular enucleation.
Magnetohydrodynamic wave resonance and the evocation of epileptiform activity by millitesla DC magnetic fields.
Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis: cytoarchitecture, immunohistochemistry, and projection to the parabrachial nucleus in the rat.
Board of Directors, Maple Center for Integrative Health, Terre Haute, IN
International Society for the Study of Subtle Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM)
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE)
Integral Transformative Practice
In this introduction, Dr. Margaret Moga will discuss the components of Integral Transformative Practice (ITP), including affirmations, kata and meditative practice, aerobic exercise and strength training, conscious eating, service and connection to community, with examples and a short practice session of kata movements. Students will be provided with an ITP practice guide to support their own mind-body-heart-soul practice. Suggested book reading: The Life We are Given by George Leonard and Michael Murphy.