Is there any support in modern biology for the ancient concept of "Chakras"?

I've seen the concept of 7 chakras linked to the major endocrine glands in the human body (pineal,thyroid, adrenal, testes, etc). This makes some sense, however, I've seen other numbering start to talk about 14, 21, etc number of chakras, which makes me skeptical. Are chakras real?


closed as off-topic by Remi.b, canadianer, dustin, Nandor Poka, aaaaaa Apr 29 '15 at 3:54

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    $\begingroup$ I think the question should be migrated to skeptics.SE. In the same time, it will be very important to very accurately defined what is meant by "support for the concept of chakra". Does it mean "Is it true that there is more energy flowing at key points on our body" or does it mean "does medicine such as <insert some alternative medical practice> effective?". Does it means something else? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Apr 28 '15 at 16:31
  • $\begingroup$ If you agree, I think you can flag your own question to ask for migration. Again, I think (might be wrong) that the question will need some remodelling to make sense of "support for the concept of chakra". $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Apr 28 '15 at 16:43
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    $\begingroup$ I think no matter what definition of chakra you use, it's not suitable for a science based site. $\endgroup$ – canadianer Apr 28 '15 at 17:25
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question would be better suited on Skeptics.SE. Also I would suggest to clearly define what you would call a "support for the concept of chakras". $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Apr 28 '15 at 18:00
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    $\begingroup$ As is the question is fit for neither sites. You need to define better, not just by referencing to an other page, what is the concept of chakras you reference to. Then if you can formulate a "common claim" Skeptics is a good place to ask if this claim is right (see the closest to a guideline for skeptics at meta.skeptics.stackexchange.com/a/2512 ) otherwise you can move it to the beta Health site area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/66048/health but I think here is not a bad place to ask. $\endgroup$ – cmbarbu Apr 28 '15 at 19:44