The Afro-Asian focus of the PVCC Complementary Health Care Initiative is based on the belief that health is not just the absence of disease, but is the complete state of physical, emotional, and social well-being, a definition put forth by the World Health Organization decades ago. Many have appended the goal of spiritual well-being to this definition. Research Quantum Physics and Quantum Mechanics is providing more and more evidence that the age old concept of life force is more than a theoretical construct, but is in fact a measurable phenomenon; and this phenomenon is directly related to the health status of living things - plant, animal, and human.
Throughout the history of Afro-Asiatic cultures, including but not limited to ancient Kush, Canaan, Nubia, Babylonia, Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, China, and Japan, a strong linkage has existed between religious practices, fighting arts and warfare, and the healing arts. This phenomenon of life force has been called by various names in these different cultures; Ankh in Egypt; Nkra in West Africa; Ase in Yorubaland, Nigeria, Ntu in southern parts of Africa; Prana and Kundalini in India; Qi (Chi) in China, and Ki in Japan. No doubt it is also referred to in the languages of indigenous cultures throughout the world, Aloha in Hawaiian, and Manna and Mitakiyasin in some Native American traditions.
The life force phenomenon stands at the center of the health and healing beliefs and practices of the Afro-Asian world, and represents an essential knowledge contribution to the solution of the current healthcare crisis in the U.S.