Energy Healing, also known as Energy Medicine, is a collection of modalities under complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Energy healing is one of five CAM domains as defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the United States.
Energy – also known as Chi, Ki, Qi, Prana, Force – is all around us. All living entities – birds, flowers, trees and even us people – are manifestations of energy. We are living in a world of energy and we can tap on the various energy healing modalities to heal ourselves and others. All healings are self-healing. Our bodies are endowed with extraordinary abilities to heal ourselves. We are energy and hence it is possible to perform healing for ourselves as well as others.
Depending upon both the practitioner and the specific type of energy work, this type of healing can also be divided into methods. These include:
Hands-on approach, e.g. acupuncture/acupressure and faith healing
Hands-off method, e.g. Reiki, one such means of manipulating energy. The practitioner does not need to touch the client at all.
First off, let’s examine some basic concepts. Most of the energy healing that people think of is a type known as biofield energy healing. This category of healing involves pretty much any modality that utilizes universal life-force energy (also called healing energy). Some modalities that fall into this area are Reiki, Quantum-Touch, QiGong, Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch. The basic idea is that a practitioner in some way manipulates healing energy and imparts this energy to the client.
Energy healing therapy is a powerful approach to wellness that can revolutionize any life. Behind the scenes of our beautiful world, an unfathomably complex network of energy fuels operates and connects everyone and everything. By learning to understand and apply this energy as medicine, we can powerfully steer our lives in better and better directions, healing what ails us and encouraging our vast personal potential for health, happiness, and meaning.
What Kinds Of Conditions Can Be Treated With Energy Healing Therapy?
Physical – Your body is the ultimate superhighway of energy currents. From ancient Chinese, Aztec, and Native American cultures right up to the latest cutting edge university physics programs, scholars throughout history have understood the invisible flow which courses through the body and has a profound impact upon its systems. Now, you can put this knowledge to use through energy healing therapy :
-Treat serious ailments like cancers and chronic conditions.
-Repair old muscular or skeletal injuries.
-Restore balance to the basic systems of the body like digestion and circulation.
-Promote overall wellness and immunity.
Mental – Your mind is literally a processor of energy. Tiny electrical impulses transmit information across neurons and form the basis for thoughts. By addressing beliefs and mental patterns from an energetic perspective, you can liberate yourself from resistance and live each day with clarity and purpose. That is the essence of energy healing therapy.
-Release internal roadblocks and believe you can achieve any goal.
-Develop a “success” mentality that steers you to abundance.
-Let go of old feelings of guilt and regret that hold you back.
-Conquer fears and build confidence from the inside out.
Emotional – Your emotions are not random, nor merely reactive to your environment. They are also guided by the flow of energy through your body, specifically the energy centers known as chakras. Clearing these pathways will lead to happy, productive days and a warm, open heart.
-Ease the pain of depression and find the joy in everyday life.
-Release anxiety and replace it with calm and confidence.
-Soothe anger at its root and lean towards compassion and understanding.
-Relieve long-held sadness with a wise and gentle view of life.
Spiritual – As you harness the power of energy medicine to feel stronger, clearer, and more joyful, you will continue to embark upon your ever-deepening spiritual journey, opening the door to new plateaus of understanding the nature of the cosmos and the unseen world.
-Give life a deep and unshakable sense of purpose and meaning.
-Encourage your natural intuition and let it always guide you in good directions.
-Gain new insight into life’s most profound questions.
-Harness your unseen connections to all of the people in your life.
Why Disease Happens
There are several contributing factors as to why disease happens. First and foremost, falsehood, which is simply a lack or absence of truth, love, health, etc. A blockage in the body’s acupuncture energy meridian system happens before the symptoms of disease show up, and these blockages are due to our lifestyle choices and way of being. As well as an energy blockage, our way of being also leads to an imbalance in the body’s pH levels, as well as cell dysfunction, both of which happen before the symptoms of disease come about. Pretty much every disease share these 4 common things: Cell dysfunction, a nutrient deficiency, an energy blockage in the acupuncture meridian system, and a pH imbalance. And all four of these are the result of unawareness and the absence of truth, love, and health.
The Mind-Body Connection
A person’s mental and emotional health is directly connected to their physical health, and a person’s physical health is directly connected to their mental and emotional health. If a person eats “foods” with no nutritional value, that will be a drain of energy on a person physically, mentally and emotionally because more energy and resources are required to process that harmful “nothingness” of a food, than what is gotten from it. If a person has continuous false negative attitudes, outlooks, opinions, beliefs, and emotions, this emotional stress will create a drain of energy and resources on both physical and mental abilities because of elevated blood pressure levels, adrenal levels, etc. Instead of the body/cells using energy towards a health promoting growth mode, the body/cells are forced to expend it’s energy and resources towards protecting itself and/or dealing with negative toxins while in protection mode. Cells cannot operate in growth mode and protection mode at the same time. So being at ease will reverse dis-ease. Emotional stress and a poor diet limits the energy available for mental processing and concentration, which literally contributes to lessening our emotional well-being and intelligence. Intelligence levels can increase, emotions can balance, and mental illnesses/disorders can improve by changing the cell’s environment. The body will heal ITSELF when the sources of stress are removed, and the proper energy and resources are provided.
Various Energy Healing Modalities
THE HEALING CODES
Unlocking the issues of the heart. “‘As breath is the substance of life, stress is the substance of death. It brings about death little by little. The Healing Codes brings Quantum change in the stress paradigm. It changes stress in a matter of minutes in a scientifically provable and reproducible way, thus eliminating the cause of illness and disease in the body.
EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES (EFT)
Where astonishing emotional relief leads to profound physical healings. Often works where nothing else will. By addressing unresolved emotional issues, EFT has proven effective with a WIDE VARIETY of serious diseases, everyday ailments, and personal performance goal. The underlying concept of EFT is that many, if not most of these problems is due to a disruption/blockage in the body’s acupuncture meridian energy system, and these blockages are due to the way we think, eat, drink and live. The way EFT works is like this: While experiencing or focusing on a specific problem, we tap with our fingers on certain acupuncture meridian points that carry the body’s energy. When this is done, disruptions are cleared and normal function can resume, thus healing emotional issues, and then in turn physical ailments, allergies, diseases, addictions, etc.
Founded by Richard Gordon, Quantum Touch is based on the principle of resonance and entrainment. The energy level is amplified through proper breathing and visualization of energy flow in the body.
The distinctiveness of Quantum Touch is that there is no energy transfer from an external divine source; the healing is essentially based on resonance and entrainment of energy vibration through breathing.
Founded by Mikao Usui, the word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. Thus, Reiki means “spiritually guided life force energy.” The method of Reiki involves channeling the universal life energy to stimulate the integration of mind/body/spirit to enhance the natural healing mechanism.
The uniqueness of Reiki is that a special initiation from the Spirit to receive healing energy is necessary for all Reiki practitioners. This attunement of to the Reiki energy is a form of ritual to reconnect with the Spirit before beginning the journey of healing.
Developed by Master Choa Kok Sui, a Filipino of Chinese descent, Pranic Healing leverages upon prana or life energy to cure physical ailments.
The practitioner works on the energy body or aura of the person. Diseases, which appear as energetic disruptions in the aura, manifest as ailments in the body. This is cleansed and energized thereby accelerating the healing process of the physical body.
Created by Vianna Stibal in 1995, ThetaHealing is a technique that taps upon the Theta brainwaves as well as relies upon the unconditional love of Creator Of All That Is who does the actual healing work. It is a technique that focuses on thought and prayer.
Founded in Taiwan in 1993 by Dr. Tom Lin, Longevitology is a method of energy healing that opens the student’s chakras to receive this universal energy.
Learning any types of energy healing modality can sometimes involve hefty investment cost. The best thing about Longevitology is that learning this healing modality is absolutely free. Moreover, Longevitology practitioners are all volunteers and they do not receive any monetary compensation from performing energy healing.
Chakra healing is a general term for energy healing that works with the chakra system. The chakras are a key part of our energy system, so many types of energy healing incorporate some form of chakra work.
Shamanic healers conduct energy from the spiritual realm, calling upon spiritual helpers such as power animals or other spiritual forces. Shamanic work is used to treat a range of emotional and physical illnesses.
Adrenaline is the product of the “fight or flight” response, which puts stress on the cells that make up the body. Instead of adrenaline, we need endorphins. The simple act of smiling stimulates the production and release of these healthy endorphins. Endorphins give us a sense of pleasure, peace, well being, and happiness. They also stimulate the body’s immune functions and this is exactly what we need to heal the body. Make a conscious decision to smile more often, even when you’re alone. Even if you start out with a fake smile, it’ll turn into a real one. Try it right now, SMILE! Smiley See, don’t you feel better almost instantly? Does that not lift your spirits? Now if just smiling can do that, think what kind of benefits LAUGHING will have. When you’re happy and smiling, that also spreads to others around you. “Laugh, and the world laughs with you.” Smile and laugh!