Orgone therapy is a form of complementary and alternative medicine, specifically a biofield therapy. It was established by Wilhelm Reich, a student of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalyst who later broke with Freud.
The discipline is an unproven healing treatment. Reich was convicted, and died in prison (1957), for violating a Food and Drug Administration 1954 injunction against him for fraud in claims for what were called "orgone boxes" or "orgone accumulators"; the FDA claimed orgone did not exist.
Orgone therapy, however, did not end withe Reich's death. According to the American College of Orgonomy, which advocates the technique, orgone is the force responsible for all of nature, and:
- Mass free and has no inertia (making it difficult to measure)
- The medium for electromagnetic and gravitational activity
- That from which matter is created
- Frequently Asked Questions, Americal College of Orgonomy