What is Energy Healing?

A reiki healing session

When you’re suffering from any type of pain, it’s normal to search for various methods to ease your pain, especially if you’ve tried multiple methods and had little to no success in the past.

Energy healing is one such method that people turn to when they’re looking to avoid medication or more conventional practices.

Energy healing is an alternative medicinal practice and complementary form of healthcare that utilizes various techniques to promote physical and emotional well-being.

It is based on the belief that all living organisms have an energy field that surrounds and permeates the physical body. When your energy field is disrupted, it can cause physical and emotional imbalances and ailments. While Western medicine tends to address your symptoms, energy medicine focuses on treating the root cause of your pain: the energetic imbalance in the energy body.

Eastern medicine, such as Chinese medicine, has long recognized the importance of balancing the body’s energy systems for optimal health. Energy medicine practices aim to stimulate or restore the flow of energy through the body’s energy pathways, such as meridians, nadis, and chakras, using techniques like acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki, chakra balancing, qigong, and Tai Chi.

While energy medicine is not recognized as a primary form of medical treatment by conventional medicine, it is often used as a complementary therapy to support traditional medical treatments and improve overall health and quality of life.

Energy medicine practitioners aim to provide a holistic approach to healing, taking into account the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person’s well-being. Read on to learn more about energy healing and how anyone can benefit from it.

Chakra Healing Treatment with crystals

Common Types of Energy Healing

Some of the most common types of energy healing are practices we’re all familiar with, but we may not see them as energy healing—yet.

Acupuncture is the greatest example of this. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for centuries. Small needles are gently placed across your body to stimulate energy flow in a healthy and useful way.

Another common form of energy healing that is becoming more mainstream is Reiki.

Reiki looks a lot like massage therapy but there is very little touching and body manipulation involved. Reiki is relatively young compared to acupuncture as it originated in Japan in the 1800s.

It follows the belief that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and if your “life force energy” is low, you are more likely to get sick or feel stress. Reiki practitioners use palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “universal energy” is transferred from the practitioner to the patient to encourage emotional or physical healing.

Massage therapy itself is also a form of energy healing because it seeks to ease pain by releasing tension and improving blood flow.

More types of energy healing include the use of crystals, Qijong, Chakra healing, and more.

All forms of energy healing are non-invasive so there are no adverse physical side effects though they can cause big emotional responses.

When Is Energy Healing Used?

Energy healing is open to anyone under any condition and can work on its own or with other treatments because there are no medicines involved.

It can be used for stress relief and emotional healing if you’re struggling at a particularly difficult moment in life. In fact, energy healing practices are used by many patients battling cancer to help combat the negative mental and physical side effects of their treatments.

If you’re suffering from chronic pain but the cause is not physical (such as a herniated disc or broken arm), energy healing can help relieve tension you may be unaware of, leading to heightened physical well-being.

Energy healing is not a replacement for traditional medicine. Instead it is complementary to medicine and treatments, but it can also be used in daily life when you aren’t struggling with any sort of illness.

Many people use energy healing practices—either on their own or with a practitioner—to simply keep their spirit up on a regular basis.

Reiki Self-Healing Treatment

How to Know If Energy Healing Will Work for You

Energy medicine is the oldest medicine humans have used. It’s even older than the use of plant medicine. They have simply been forgotten or dismissed in the name of science. But science is slowly catching up.

When you’re dealing with any mental, emotional or physical pain, energy medicine will complement traditional treatment, or even heal it by itself.

When you’re living the Western lifestyle, dealing with stress, anxiety, trauma (as small or big as it comes), consuming Western food and drinks, breathing the city air, and more, the chances that there are unhealthy or low vibration energies in your body are pretty high.

As the body keeps the score, it is always a good thing to release these low vibration energies and open up your energy channels, so your body’s innate healing capabilities can get to work.

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