Is it all hocus pocus or healing magic?
There is something about the word ‘healing’ that makes people question healing therapies in a way they perhaps don’t with more conventional medicine.
Healing, in a nutshell, means merely actively doing something that has a positive effect on your mind and body, something that helps you to ‘regain your health.’
This might be through relaxation therapies which help to relieve stress, anxiety, and tension, by building up your body’s natural strength and immunity or by increasing your energy levels so you can squeeze the most out of your life.
Because alternative medicines, with their commitment to treating the mind and body with a bespoke approach for each individual, seems to be the perfect alternative for our times with more people than ever becoming skeptical of conventional chemical medicines.
As many of these energy healing techniques claim to help with stress as well, which is the common complaint of the 21-st century, perhaps we should all be looking more to what energy healing can do for us too…
Energy healing is an ancient form of medicine that has stood the test of time as it dates back nearly four millennia.
Energy medicine, or energy healing, which is also known as biofield therapies, is an act of channeling and manipulating the energy that flows throughout your body in order to heal it.
Energy healing, therefore, comprises techniques that clear the blocks in your energy flow, positively transform your life, and help you achieve your optimum state of wellbeing.
What’s not to like?
In other words, energy healing is a holistic practice that activates the body’s subtle energy systems to remove blockages. By breaking through these energetic blockages, the body’s inherent ability to heal itself is stimulated.
Energy healing works because everything in the universe is thought to be made up of atoms, including ourselves. Your brain, nerves, organs, skin, hormones are all just atoms. And atoms are energetic.
We might not be able to feel it in each cell physically, but every single atom in our body vibrates at a particular frequency, and with a certain kind of energy. This frequency can change, depending on how you’re feeling, how healthy you are, or even how happy you are.
You’ll probably recognize these hands-on practices such as Reiki, acupuncture, and hot stone massages, as well as the sensory-based experiences, which include crystals, sound baths, and aromatherapy.
What energy healers claim to do is somehow channel ‘healing energy’ into your body intending to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
Energy healing targets the energy fields around the body, and according to practitioners, our energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain or stress and anxiety. In time, these energy blocks can cause illness or an energy imbalance.
Energy healing aims to help the flow of energy and similarly remove blocks as acupuncture or acupressure. By improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of imbalance. It is also commonly referred to as palm healing or hands-on healing.
Reiki, for example, is probably one of the most commonly known forms of energy healing which emerged in Japan in the late 1800s and is said to involve the transfer of universal energy from the practitioner’s palms to you, their patient.
The word ‘reiki’ means ‘mysterious atmosphere, mysterious sign’ and comes from the Japanese words ‘rei’ for universal and ‘ki’ for life energy.
Reiki has been around for thousands of years. However, its current form was first practiced in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist called Mikao Usui, who reportedly taught 2,000 people the Reiki method during his lifetime. The practice spread to the U.S. through Hawaii in the 1940s and then to Europe in the 1980s, where literally hundreds of devotees regularly practice it to the method.
The reiki method relies on nothing except for the practitioner – and the sessions last for anything from 15 to 90 minutes.
For all energy healing, the benefits are similar and are mediated by channeling the energy known as the ‘qi,’ which is pronounced as ‘chi.’ In essence, this is the same energy, also known in tai chi exercise. It is thought to be the life force energy that surrounds us all.
Benefits of Energy Healing
Energy is thought to permeate the body, and although it can’t be measured, it is believed to have substantial beneficial properties for the receiver.
It aids relaxation and assists in the body’s natural healing processes which help to develop emotional, mental as well as spiritual wellbeing.
It is thought that that relaxing components of having energy healing can seriously aid patients of chronic diseases such as cancer as the therapy has a calming and soothing effect on patients who can be feeling fear, stress, and overwhelmed with their illnesses.
So, if you are tired of feeling the way you do, you feel stuck in a rut, if you know that you are not quite yourself and need help finding your mojo again, then energy healing medicine will quite possibly help you.
Lots of people turn to it in times of stress, grief, anxiety, and upset – or when Western medicine can’t offer them anything but another pill for their problems.
It works by the practitioner locating the energetic problem and working with you to clear it from your body.
When we’re well, our energy smoothly flows throughout our bodies, and we have a higher vibration, the right balance, and are happy at our absolute best. But when life’s stresses, strains, or illnesses start to creep in, they can cause energy blockages that play havoc with our minds and bodies.
The energy healing treatment works by clearing these blockages, restoring the body’s natural energy flow, and raising your natural vibration.
So, if your body is in need of some serious TLC, then perhaps it’s time for you to look at the alternatives and to think about how energy healing techniques could benefit you…
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