Energy healing is an
This article is a brief introduction, with examples and a discussion of
the principles of energetic healing. If matter is nothing but condensed
energy, then all healing is energy healing. However, energy healing
techniques are usually defined as those in which the movement or
balancing of energies is the primary intent and focus of the technique.
All energy healing methods postulate the existence of invisible fields
of energy that permeate and create our bodies. These fields go by
various names including the chakras, the aura, the acupuncture
meridians, the vital force, chi, qi, the odic force, orgone energy and
others. Enhancing, balancing, or otherwise altering these fields or
frequencies of energy is the key to all energetic healing methods.
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EXAMPLES OF ENERGY HEALING
There are thousands of energy healing
methods. Space only permits a brief mention of a few of them. Some are
household words, while others are less well-known. While many are
Eastern in origin, a surprising number developed in the West. While
some may appear a bit strange, there are scientific studies and
textbooks available on all these methods.
- Acupuncture originated in India and is
thousands of years old. It postulates the existence of energy channels
in the body, called meridians, that control all bodily functions. The
acupuncturist assesses these meridians by feeling wrist pulses, tongue
diagnosis, body smells, skin color, and other methods. Needles, herbs,
moxa (burning herbs) or other methods are then used to balance the flow
of subtle energy or chi through these meridians. The theories of
acupuncture are quite elaborate and include physical, mental, emotional
as well as spiritual well-being.
- Acupressure, jin shin jyutsu, foot
zone therapy are also based on channels of energy or chi
flowing throughout the body. Instead of needles, the practitioner uses
touch or pressure to affect the flow of energy in the meridian system.
These techniques are also thousands of years old and quite
- Electro-acupuncture according to Voll
is a 20th century Western science that blends acupuncture principles,
homeopathy and electrical measurement. The patient holds an electrode
in one hand, while the practitioner tests acupuncture points on the
other hand or a foot with a metallic probe. The electrical machine,
called the Dermatron or Vega instrument, tests the patient's response
to the frequency of various conditions and remedies that are placed in
the circuit of the machine. Some instruments are linked to a computer.
These can scan quickly through long lists of symptoms, conditions and
remedies. Remedies are in the form of homeopathic drops or purely
electrical frequency treatment.
- Diathermy, acuscope, multi-wave
machines, Bioenergy Field Enhancement Units, microdynameters and other
frequency generators are also forms of energy healing. Royal
Rife, for example, became well-known over fifty years ago for
developing a frequency generator that could destroy cancer and other
conditions by purely electrical means. The patient holds electrodes or
places his feet on metal pads to receive the frequencies. Nicola Tesla
patented the multi-wave oscillator, a high-voltage device that affects
the chakras. It broadcasts healthful frequencies into the body.
Diathermy machines are commonly used by chiropractors and physical
therapists to warm and gently stimulate the tissues. Electrical
therapies, though often suppressed by medical authorities, have been
used in the Western medicine for many years.
- Polarity, therapeutic touch, craniosacral
Feldenkreis, rolfing, chakra balancing and shiatsu are other
popular energy healing techniques. The recipient generally
lies down on
a table while the practitioner places their hands near or on the body
to transmit or move energy around the body. Sometimes massage movements
are used. Often just touching the body or placing hands above the body
are sufficient. Prayer and the laying on of hands
are also among the ancient energetic methods of healing.
- Tai Chi, aikido, judo, karate, tai kwon
and other martial arts are a combination of self-defense training and
- Tantric, kundalini and other forms of
king and taoist exercises and practices are another type of
energy self-healing. These involve postures, movements, breathing or
other exercises designed to enhance energy flows for a healthful life.
- Meditation, imagery and visualization
in some cases are specifically concerned with becoming aware of and
altering energy flows in and around the body. Some forms of chanting,
singing, instrumental music, Sufi and other dance methods, and other
movement therapies also have as their intent energetic
healing. In the East, the energetic component of music or singing is
often primary. Western arts are often less aware of the energetic
component, although it is clearly present to those who are aware of it.
- Macrobiotics is a dietary healing system
that is energetically-based. The idea is to balance the yin and yang
qualities in the body by altering one's intake of yin or yang foods.
Cooking is studied as a way to alter the energies of foods by the
addition of heat, salt and water to our food. Ayurveda identifies
energetic qualities of foods, herbs and other treatments that are used
together to bring energetic balance to the body. Western nutrition
science can be approached on an energetic level, as nutrients and toxic
minerals affect the subtle bodies and energy channels of the body.
- Aromatherapy is the application of herb
and flower essences for healing. It may be considered an energetic
method. Indeed, the energetic qualities of the oils can be measured.
The use of gem elixirs for healing, and the use of
crystals worn on the body or placed in a home are other forms of energy
balancing and healing. It is well known that different minerals have
different vibrations. The Bach flower remedies and
the Schussler cell salts are energetic uses of
flower essences and tissue minerals.
- Color, light and sound therapies are
well-researched forms of vibrational healing. Sometimes the body is
exposed to colored lights, or the patient drinks water from colored
containers that have been left in the sun to acquire the frequency of
that color. For example, it is known that 'warm' colors such as red
increases vitality and can cause inflammation. 'Cool' colors such as
blue and green have a calming effect.
- Fung shui is an oriental method of
balancing the energies in a home or other space in order to enhance the
healthfulness and harmony of the environment.
- Applied kinesiology is a method of
testing muscle strength and is an energetic testing method.
- Geopathic sciences are concerned with
the energies of the earth, and their relationship to our health. The
science of sacred geometry is concerned with the
energies of certain shapes, the placement and arrangements of objects
such as pyramids, and the abilities of certain forms or shapes to
concentrate, absorb or broadcast energies. Astrology
is the study of the energies that emanate from the planets and other
heavenly bodies, and their effects on our lives.
many more energy healing
sciences, and there are many practitioners who do energy healing
without giving it a name. As with many holistic therapies, these
methods were suppressed in America for the past 80 years. Now they are
rapidly gaining popularity. They tend to be safe, enjoyable and often
easy to administer and to self-administer. They are a wonderful way to
give and receive love.
THE BASIS OF ENERGY HEALING
All methods of energy healing share
- Subtle energies are real, and reflect and
- Subtle energies actually create our
Therefore, subtle energy treatments address the causes of illness at
- The intensity, quality, and balance of
the body's energies
can be altered by human contact, machines, potentized remedies,
movements, breathing, and even one's thoughts and attitudes.
- Another human being can be used to direct
energies, to absorb or broadcast energies, or to act as a "jumper
cable" to connect energetic points on the body.
- Resonance, induction
are important in energetic healing.
- Resonance is a
rapport or harmony
that can be established between two energies, frequencies or
- Induction is the
idea that a
frequency or energy sent out by one person, remedy or machine can cause
a similar pattern in another person or substance.
- Entrainment is the
matching another ms vibration, and then altering your energy in order
effect change in the another.
- Distance is not a barrier for energetic
healing, since the
energies permeate all space. Treatments may be done hands on, at a
distance, mentally, or using a surrogate to test remedies and to test
frequencies. Some of the sciences use an object from the patient, such
as a photograph, or sample of hair or blood.
It is most
helpful for the client to be
receptive to the treatment. No healing takes place unless the client
wishes it to be so, whether or not healer and client are aware of it.
layers of energetic imbalances. While some energy medicine
sciences suggest that one treatment is enough, most suggest a number of
sessions to work through layers of imbalanced energies.
energetic healing methods blend physical, mental, emotional and
even spiritual healing together to some degree. Unlike conventional
medical science that often tries to separate these, the energetic
healing arts often see them as interdependent.
SO WHICH IS BEST?
The answer is that all have some merit.
If all the methods did not contain some truth, they would probably not
exist. Some methods are more 'analytical' and 'scientific'. Others are
what might be called 'devotional' or 'feeling-oriented'. One is not
necessarily better than another.
Some methods are better known. Some are more threatening to the medical
establishment and have suffered more suppression and distortion by the
media and medical authorities. Some are licensed while others are not.
My experience is that licensing has nothing to do with effectiveness.
We are complex beings, so it should be no surprise there are many
methods to help heal the body, mind and spirit. Which ones are for you
depends on your condition, your belief system, and your rapport with a
particular modality or practitioner. The best advice is to try a few
methods. Even better, take some classes and experiment with some of the
methods on yourself, friends and family. Above all, enjoy the many
wonderful methods available to enhance your health and well-being.
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