14526-Moga, Margaret

Margaret M. Moga, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

620 Chestnut St.
HH 135

Terre Haute, IN 47809


My training is in neuroscience, specifically the amygdala and hypothalamus, circadian rhythms and the autonomic nervous system.  I did postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Chicago, New York University, and University of Pittsburgh.  My neuroscience papers have been cited in over 3,700 publications. 

Over time, I became interested in Complementary & Alternative Medicine (CAM).  I  have taught Mind-Body Medicine and CAM courses to undergraduates and medical students.  My CAM research publications span a number of topics including energy healing, consciousness, herbal medicine, CAM use, and Tai Chi.  I completed  training in Healing Touch, an energy healing therapy, with experience as a healing practitioner.  I have presented my energy healing research at conferences and classes, including the International Society for Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSEEM), the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), the U.S. Psychotronic Association, and the Parapsychological Foundation. 

Key Publications

Moga, M.M. (2003) Alternative treatment of gallbladder disease.  Medical Hypotheses 60: 143-147.

Bengston, W.F., and M. Moga (2007) Resonance, placebo effects, and type II errors: Some implications from healing research for experimental methods.  J. Altern. Compl. Med. 13: 317-328.

Moga, M.M., D. Zhou (2008) Distant healing of small-sized tumors.  J. Altern. Compl. Med. 14(5): 453.

Moga, M.M., B. Mowery, R. Geib (2008) Patients are more likely to use complementary medicine if it is locally available.  Rural Remote Health 8(2): 1028.

Li, H., G.N. Waite, M.M. Moga, P. Lam, and R.W. Geib (2010) Balance improvements after a week-long Tai Chi workshop as determined by dynamic posturography.  Biomed. Sci. Instrum.  172-177.

Moga, M.M., W.F. Bengston (2010) Anomalous magnetic field activity during a bioenergy healing experiment.  J. Sci. Exploration 24(3): 397-410.

Moga, M.M. (2014) Magnetic field activity during psychic healing:  A preliminary study with Healing Touch practitioners.  Journal of Nonlocality 3(1): http://journals.sfu.ca/jnonlocality/index.php/jnonlocality/index

Caswell, J.M., Carniello, T.N., Tessaro, L.W.E., Sidorov, L., Dotta, B.T., Vares, D.A.E., Moga, M.M., Pitkanen, M., Millar, B., Bajpai, R.P., Tressoldi, P., Kokubo, H., Lake, J., Burns, J.E., Lehman, B., Baer, W., Rouleau, N., Schumacher, D., Juden-Kelly, L., Jarosek, S., Ooi, K.H. (2014) Conditioning of Space-Time: The Relationship between Experimental Entanglement, Space-Memory and Consciousness.  Journal of Nonlocality Round Table Series, Colloquium #4, 3(2).

Moga, M. (2014) Healing Waves.  Energy Magazine, Sept/Oct. http://www.healingtouchprogram.com/energy/issues/sepoct2014.pdf

Moga, M.M. (2017) Exceptional experiences of healers: A survey of Healing Touch practitioners and students.  Journal of Exceptional Experiences and Psychology 5(1): 24-34.

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