Energy healing is a form of complementary and alternative medicine that is based on the belief that vital energy flows through the human body. The goal of energy healing is to balance the energy flow in the patient.
So how does energy healing work? What causes the energy flow blockages throughout our body? What are some better-known energy healing modalities? Read on to find out more.
We Are Energetic Beings
So how does energy healing work? More people than ever before now realize that we ARE energetic beings, and everything IS energy. We each have an invisible energy-body surrounding our physical body. In this energy body are layers. Each layer has different functions, and each layer is associated with a different chakra and each chakra and layer both influence areas of the physical body. The chakras and acupuncture points are openings for energy to flow into and out of the aura (energy body).
This energy is associated with a form of consciousness; thus, we experience the exchange of energy in the forms of seeing, hearing, feeling, sensing, intuiting or direct knowing. It is important to open the chakras and increase our energy flow, because the more energy we let flow, the healthier we are. Illness in the system is caused by an imbalance of energy or a blocking of the flow of energy. In other words, a lack of flow in the human energy system eventually leads to disease. It also distorts our perceptions and dampens our feelings and therefore interferes with a happy experience of living a joyful life.
What Causes Energy Blockages in the Body?
So, what causes an imbalance or block in the flow of energy? Most people today have been conditioned to react to unpleasant experiences by blocking our feelings and emotions which stops a great deal of our natural energy flow. An example of this, a person is rejected many times when she tries to show her love to another, she eventually stops showing her love by trying to stop the feelings of love. To do this, she will have to stop the energy flow through the heart chakra. When the energy flow is stopped or slowed down, the development of the heart chakra is affected. Eventually, a physical problem will very likely result if the energy does not start to flow smoothly again.
This same process works for all the chakras. Whenever a person blocks whatever experiences she is having, she in turn blocks her chakras, which blocks the flow of universal life force energy. Disrupted, weakened, blocked or imbalances in the chakras can all be caused from many situations occurring in our lives, such as:
- emotional or physical trauma
- destructive lifestyle and relationships
- neglect of self and lack of love for oneself or others
- from emotions that are not expressed in a healthy way
- childhood traumas
- negative self-talk
- nutritional depletion
- cultural conditioning
- limited belief system
- or even just a lack of attention all contributes to blockage.
Difficulties abound in life, for each one of us, and we develop a coping strategy. If these difficulties persist, these coping strategies become chronic patterns, anchored in the body and psyche as defense structures. It is important to recognize the blocks we carry, find, and understand their source then heal them.
Energy healing can be utilized to help heal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual issues. Long term practice of whole-body energy healing will restore the general condition of the body. It will open the energy channels, and this will allow the body to deal properly and naturally with stress and the build-up of toxins along with coping with anxiety and depression.
Health benefits claimed through energy treatment practitioners include:
- It can help with acute injuries and chronic problems, asthma, eczema, headaches, etc
It and aides the breaking of addictions
– Helps relieve pain
– Removes energy blockages, adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony
– Assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins
Creates deep relaxation and aids the body to release stress and tension
– It accelerates the body’s self-healing abilities
– Aids better sleep
– Reduces blood pressure
– Reduces some of the side effects of drugs and helps the body to recover from drug therapy after surgery and chemotherapy
– Supports the immune system
– Increases vitality and postpones the aging process
– Raises the vibrational frequency of the body
– Helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing
Types of Energy Healing
Energetic healing techniques include Reiki, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy, and Chakra Balancing. A brief outline of each below.
Mikao Usui is the founder of Reiki, a Japanese healing modality that uses energy to promote balance and well-being. Reiki is based on the idea that our bodies are surrounded by an invisible life force energy, and when this energy becomes blocked, it can lead to physical, mental, and emotional imbalances.
Reiki practitioners use their hands to channel this energy into the body, helping to promote balance and healing.
Usui is said to have discovered Reiki after a 21-day fasting and meditation retreat on Mount Kurama. During his time on the mountain, Usui is said to have had a visionary experience in which he was given the symbols and attunement process that is used in Reiki today. Since its founding, Reiki has been used by millions of people around the world to promote healing and well-being.
Reiki is gentle and non-invasive. It can be used alongside other forms of treatment, and it is suitable for all ages.
Acupuncture is a form of energy healing that has been used for centuries in China. Acupuncturists use needles to stimulate specific points on the body. This is thought to help restore balance and promote well-being.
Acupuncture is said to be beneficial for a wide range of conditions, including pain relief, stress reduction, and improved digestion. It is often used as a complementary therapy, which means it is used in addition to other forms of treatment.
Acupuncture works on the body’s energy meridians. These are pathways that run throughout the body and connect its organs and systems. Stimulating specific points on these meridians helps to keep the body’s energy in balance.
Acupuncture is safe when performed by a trained and licensed practitioner. However, there are. Some risks associated with the use of needles, include bleeding, bruising, and soreness at the needle site.
Massage therapy is a form of energy healing that uses touch to manipulate the muscles and connective tissues of the body. Massage therapists believe that this can help restore balance and promote well-being.
Energetic body massage healing is a type of alternative medicine that uses massage to manipulate the body’s energy field. Proponents of this therapy believe that it can help to improve health and wellbeing by balancing the body’s energy. There are many different types of energetic body massage, each with its own unique benefits.
Types of Massage
Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of energetic body massage. This therapy uses long, flowing strokes to relax the body and improve circulation. It can be viewed as a gentle introduction to energetic body massage for people who are new to the therapy.
Deep tissue massage is another popular type of energetic body massage. This therapy uses firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep layers of muscle and connective tissue to relieve pain and tension in the body.
Aromatherapy massage is a type of energetic body massage that uses essential oils to promote relaxation and wellbeing. This therapy can is reputed to improve mental and emotional health, as well as physical health.
Hot stone massage is a type of energetic body massage that uses heated stones to relax the muscles and promote circulation used to relieve tension and pain in the body.
Chakra balancing is a healing technique that uses the body’s energy centres to promote balance and well-being. The seven chakras are main energy centres of the body, each one is associated with a different aspect of physical, mental, and emotional health. By working with these chakras, practitioner can help to bring the whole person into balance and harmony.
Chakra balancing employs a combination of massage, energy work, and sometimes Reiki. The practitioner will use their hands to palpate the chakras and assess where there may be imbalances. Once they have located the areas that need attention, they will use a variety of techniques to help restore balance. These may include working with the client’s breath, using sound or colour therapy, or simply providing support and guidance through visualization and meditation.
Chakra balancing is a gentle and non-invasive healing modality that can be beneficial for anyone seeking to promote overall health and well-being.
Energy Healing works for many, but please always consult a licensed medical practitioner should you be feeling unwell. We think of Energy Healing as a complimentary medicine to be used alongside conventional medical practices.
Energy changes you from the inside out and the outside in. The main thing to remember is that body, mind, and soul together with the energy body, are one indivisible whole. These simple, non-invasive healing practices work with the Higher Self of the receiver (person) to promote health and well-being of the entire physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body. When it is combined with the sincere and talented healer, a healing can occur.