Wirkus, a Polish bioenergy practitioner was born in 1939. His
unusual healing gift was discovered when he was a child. In those
days no one called this type of work "bioenergy healing."
This term has only been used since Professor Zdenek Rejdak from Charles
University in Prague proposed a definition of bioenergy healing, as
a "method ... based on transmission of energy from one organism
to another in order to improve the individual's condition." Technically
defined, bioenergy healing involves the replenishment of human "bio-currents"
and the elimination of energy disturbances and blocks. Bio-currents
are manifested in the bioenergy field surrounding the body, and have
been identified through the use of Kirlian photography.
In 1982 bioenergy healing was officially approved in Poland to supplement
the work of highly trained medical professionals. Mr. Wirkus received
his professional license shortly thereafter. His natural bioenergy healing
ability and skills were confirmed by the All Polish Scientific Council
for Biotherapeutics. The Psychotronics Society in Warsaw certified
that he had successfully undergone the required instructive and verifying
procedures in the field of bioenergy healing as well as the training
period and the theoretical examination before the Verifying Commission
of the Psychotronics Society of Warsaw.
While in Poland, Mr. Wirkus was one of the first professional bioenergy
practitioners employed by a medical center to complement the work of
physicians. He worked twice a week with the medical clinic "IZIS,"
and twice each week in the medical clinic of The Society for Deaf
Children. In addition he worked one day a week in the medical clinic
of the consulting firm Polifoto Company, and once a week in the bioenergy
section of the Psychotronics Society. In an average week, Mr. Wirkus
would work with 300 to 400 people.
Mietek Wirkus arrived in the United States from Warsaw in September
1985, along with his wife Margaret, a journalist and linguist who
now assists in his work. Since his arrival, Mr. Wirkus bioenergy
healing ability has been studied by different medical and psychiatric professionals
in the United States. In response to increasing requests, Mr. Wirkus
has conducted workshops and professional groups throughout the United
States including the Menninger Foundation of Kansas, the Institute
of Noetic Sciences in San Francisco, the A.R.E. Clinic of Phoenix,
Arizona, and the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies
and Energy Medicine of Boulder, Colorado.
Classes are held for
physicians, nurses, medical technicians, body work therapists and
others. Private consultations are held
in his Bethesda, MD. and Virginia Beach offices. During a session, Mr. Wirkus conducts
a careful examination of the individual`s energy field. As necessary,
he will use his own energy to restore that person`s depleted energy
flow to help their body achieve the balance that makes healing possible.
He does not offer himself as a practitioner of medicine nor as a substitute
for professional care. Rather, he insists that people follow the advice
of the professionals who referred them.
A growing interest in the use of bioenergy healing has recently resulted
in a variety of research proposals from scientists, psychologists,
physicians and bio-feedback professionals. The Wirkus Bioenergy Foundation
was established with a non-profit status to further these educational
and research efforts. In June 1992 the Foundation created a VHS video
cassette entitled: "Bioenergy: A Healing Art."
"Bioenergy: A Healing Art" is an expansive, provocative
and engaging look at bioenergy and its dramatic ability to facilitate
healing. Known in other cultures by different names (prana, chi, etc.)
ancient healers long ago discovered that vital energy could be directed
and manipulated, and its flow transferred to those with a deficiency.
This excellent video explores the profound realities of bioenergy
healing through the dramatic stories of clients and interviews with
Mietek Wirkus and his students. The program includes the studies and
candid analysis of Elmer Green Ph.D., Robert O. Becker, M.D. (author
of The Body Electric) and Steven L. Fahrion, Ph.D., offering
insight into those aspects of the bioenergy phenomenon which have
yet to be understood scientifically.