There is an ever-increasing body of clinical evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of alternative treatments such as acupuncture and energy healing. This has led to more and more doctors accepting the possibility that human beings have a subtle energy body “inside” of our physical bodies. Some alternative treatments are even available on the British National Health Service, and increasing numbers of medical colleges are now offering courses in alternative medicine.
Even so, the “soul” still has no real place in the theories of scientists, doctors or academics largely because it is immaterial. It has no substance and therefore cannot be studied or proved. But this has not stopped respected doctors from going against convention and investigating higher states of consciousness and the realms of the “soul”.