The term Diamond uses to describe the innate healing power of the body. Life Energy flows throughout the body via the acupuncture meridians, each of which vitalizes certain organs, muscles, and tissues. It is intimately connected with health in the broadest sense, in that underneath the specific symptoms of any particular illness there is always a diminution of Life Energy. Raising the Life Energy of the person, then, results in healing and prevention at the deepest level. One can regard all Diamond’s work as being based around the concept, directly or indirectly. Through many decades of clinical experience and research he has developed an approach combining a wide array of medical, cultural, spiritual and philosophical practices, each of which works independently or in combination to raise the Life Energy of the individual.
Timeline: Diamond has been using the term Life Energy since the early 1970s.
Commentary: The concept of Life Energy has been around for thousands of years and has been given many different names throughout the history of medicine. The Greeks called it thymos; Hippocrates called it vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature; while Paracelsus wrote of it as Archaeus; the Chinese, Chi; the Egyptians, Ka; The Hindus, Prana; the Hawaiians, Mana.