Lunch and Learn: An Unorthodox Approach to Healing

William F. Bengston, PhD
Lecture Type: 
Breakout Session
Lecture Day: 
Day 2
Segal Conference Room

Lunch & Learn


Mainstream medicine suggests that alternative practices such as acupuncture and energy healing are nothing but placebo with relaxation as the only benefit.  Dr. Bengston’s experiments and laboratory data demonstrates that the materialistic world view of healing is incomplete and that many of the energy modalities used may best be explained applying non-locality and other models. This talk will highlight a selection of supporting studies on mammary adenocarcinomas, methylcholanthrene induced sarcomas, compromised immune systems (nude mice), oncogenic mice, as well as a selection of in vitro studies on cancerous cell cultures using energy medicine. After more than a dozen energy healing experiments on lab mice we know that cancer can be cured.  Using a specially developed healing technique, non-experienced, skeptical volunteers were successful in producing full lifespan cures in mice that normally have 100% fatality. Clinical potential is also indicated by practitioners around the world.



Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the remission pattern in laboratory tests 
  2. Explain the importance of intention in healing.
  3. Discuss the overall implications of the research.
  4. Describe the remission rate variability in experimental animals.
  5. Explain considerations of dose response in experiments.
  6. Increase confidence to experiment with energy techniques they use treat specific conditions.
  7. Explain healing thorough the lens of post-materialist models.
William F. Bengston, PhD

Dr. Bengston is a Professor of Sociology at St. Joseph’s College in New York. He received his doctoral degree from Fordham University, with special emphases in statistics and research methods.In addition to numerous publications and conference presentation in Criminology, the Sociology of Religion, and Applied Statistics, Dr. Bengston has been involved in “energy medicine” research for several decades. His primary involvement there has been in “laying-on of hands” research on experimental mice, sometimes involving skeptical volunteers who act as healers. He has done experiments with mammary adenocarcinoma at the City University of New York, St. Joseph’s College, and Arizona State University, and with methylcholanthrene induced sarcomas at the University of Connecticut Medical School. In these experiments he has produced the first known full life-span cures of cancer in experimental mice. Additionally, he has done functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments on human brains during healing sessions at the University of Connecticut Medical School, and will soon be replicating and expanding upon that work in a series of parallel MRI experiments at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Several papers on this work have been published in the Journal of Scientific Exploration and the Monterey Institute for the Study of Alternative Healing Arts. Dr. Bengston has also lectured widely throughout the United States and Europe on his research.

Professor Bengston’s current research includes attempting to develop a cancer vaccine from the blood of cured mice; the development of a theory of “resonance” which will help explain anomalous data in experimental research, including placebo effects; and the demonstration of the ability of consciousness to establish a resonant bond between two brains.

Integrative Fertility Symposium

Healthy Seminars 6th Integrative Fertility Symposium will be held exclusively online. The IFSymposium is geared towards Chinese medicine and naturopathic physicians who have an interest in treating reproductive health issues using an integrative approach. IFS 2021 date TBA

Symposium Location

Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC