International Sound Symposium
James Oschman, Ph.D.

Dr. James Oschman

"The greatest contribution of science is not the discovery of new drugs, but the description of the “built-in” healing systems possessed by all of us. Modern science shows that these systems are so easy to activate that one wonders how they become stalled in the first place. Complementary therapists are showing us a multitude of drug-free ways to relieve old traumas and anxieties, ways to ease our physical and emotional discomforts, ways to happier and healthier lives. We are discovering that ancient healing traditions were right--the most potent keys to wellness lie in the mind."


Scientist and Educator on Energy Medicine:

James Oschman, Ph.D. has both the academic credentials and the background in alternative therapies to carry out his explorations. He has degrees in Biophysics and Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked in major research labs around the world. These include Cambridge University in England, Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, the University of Copenhagen, Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he was on the faculty, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, where he was a staff scientist.

Prolific Writer and Speaker:

James L. Oschman, Ph.D. is the author of a ground-breaking series of articles on "healing energy" published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. These articles have now been developed into a book, Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis, published in the Spring of 2000 by Harcourt Brace/Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. This book is giving the most skeptical academic scientists a basis for exploring the physiology of energy medicines.

Dr. Oschman is one of the few academic scientists who has explored the basis for complementary and alternative medicines. He has published 26 full-length articles in academic scientific journals and 40 articles in alternative and complementary therapy journals. In his work, he refers to the same science that provides the foundation for modern clinical medicine. Jim lectures widely on the energetic phenomena taking place in the therapeutic situation. He has developed useful insights that can help all therapists better understand and advance their work and explain it to others.

His many scientific papers have been published in the world's leading journals. And, to learn about the theories and practices underlying complementary methods, Jim has both taught and attended classes at various schools around the world, and experienced a wide range of bodywork techniques.

Associations and Distinctions:

Dr. Oschman has received many honorable distinctions, including: acting as President of the New England School of Acupuncture, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Rolf Institute. Jim continues his research and writing in Dover, New Hampshire, where he is President of Nature's Own Research Association. Organizations sponsoring workshops and lectures are:

  • National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland
  • Stichting Opleiding Manuele Therapie, Amersfoort, The Netherlands
  • Concord Hospital, Concord, NH
  • Rolf Institute and Guild for Structural Integration, Boulder, CO
  • Colorado Cranial Institute in Zurich, Switzerland
  • Upledger Institute United Kingdom
  • New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Stanley Rosenberg Institute, Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Nordleys Massage school, Silkeborg, Denmark
  • Ergoterapeut-og Fysioterapeutskolen, Holstebro, Denmark
  • Continuum in Santa Monica, California
  • Zero Balancing Association, UK
  • Alliance for Integrative Medicine of Northern New England, Concord, New Hampshire
  • American Polarity Therapy Association, Boulder, Colorado
  • American Massage Therapy Foundation
  • Healing Touch International Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, New Hampshire
  • Holographic Repatterning™ Association Northampton
  • Whole Health Expo 2001, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine, Boulder, Colorado


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