Humans are made up of not only a physical, but also a fine energy body that penetrates the physical body and extends outward in layers containing the consciousness of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. It has form and physiology. The ancients understood this energy body and mapped it. In the Sanskrit of ancient India, the vital energy force is referred to as prana, and in China and Japan, qi or chi. It is depicted in art and is also referred to as the Aura.
The vital energy centers of consciousness called Chakras are now being recognized as key to healing every aspect of ourselves. For instance, Love and Compassion emanate from the Heart Chakra. Acupuncture and other energy modalities have used this knowledge for centuries and we are now in a time when we have the technology to begin to see and study these energies scientifically.