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Energy healing goes by many names, some you may even know. It is a complementary therapy designed to work with the body’s energy centers. The phenomenon is so important that a new field of study, Biofield science, is emerging. The term Biofield provides a consistent definition for researchers and p, making it easier to understand the wealth of information supplied by the various groups studying the phenomenon.
Scientists are working to understand the body’s interrelatedness to its parts and whole. Complex and dynamic, the body maintains balance influenced by aspects not clearly understood. We call this influence energy. Known since antiquity, Aristotle argued that organisms are complete and whole. Holistic medicine is founded on this principle and looks to understand and treat a whole person, not a cluster of symptoms. Biofield or energy healing is integrative, a healing-oriented discipline that considers the whole person, including all aspects of one’s lifestyle. Energy healing is complimentary, meaning it works along with other healing modalities.
Thanks to advances in biology, biophysics, quantum physics, and psychology, treatments are being scientifically validated and moving into mainstream protocols. Scientific studies in cancer, pain management, and heart using biofield therapies show promising results.
Anyone can learn hands-on energy healing. No technique is better than the other as long as it is given or practiced with an open, caring, and compassionate heart. While methods may differ, the root is the same, it is based on heart-centered compassionate caring.
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Developed in the 1970s by Dolores Krieger, Ph.D., RN, and Dora Kunz, a natural healer, the technique has gained wide acceptance, complementing conventional care. Over 90 countries use this method, and there are over 100K practitioners in the US and Canada.
Anyone can learn the technique, which involves placing the hands near or on the receiver’s body with the intention to help or heal. The idea is to balance the energies of the person, stimulating the body’s natural healing ability. Like other energy healing modalities, one must calm and center and be in the present moment to work with the receiver’s energy
Therapeutic Touch Precepts
- Energy Fields surround all living things
- Human energy fields extend beyond the body
- A healthy energy field is symmetrically balanced
- Unbalanced is an indicator of disease
Healing Touch is a collection of standardized, non-invasive techniques that look to rebalance the receiver’s energy. Through heart-centered intention, over 30 techniques may be employed to restore balance, optimize healing, and reduce pain perception.
Originating in Japan, Johrei is a spiritual healing modality that uses focusing and scanning tools to dispel negative energy and increase vital energy. It is sometimes called Prayer in Action.
Seven Universal Principals that guide Johrei:
- Spiritual affinity
- Cause and Effect
- Spiritual precedes the physical
- Oneness of the spiritual and physical
Reiki is an energy healing modality that works holistically. The practitioner, acting as a conduit, transmits energy with its own innate wisdom to the receiver.
The practitioner learns certain symbols integral to the practice and is thought to emanate/direct healing and protective energy. One must be attuned by a Reiki master before one may provide Reiki to another.
A type of energy work one does for one’s self. Like tai chi, qi gong uses body movement to enhance the immune system, relieve pain, and improve anxiety and stress. The significant difference between the two is qi gong is internal and reflective and can be adapted to all fitness levels.
Programs to Learn Energy Healing
The following are a few of the many programs people are offering. They seem to be successful according to reviews and, in some cases, studies. They all use energy movement though each has a different take on it and language it differently. If you have experienced one or more of them or another program, let us know. Join our Membership, and let’s talk about it.