Energy Healing – Types and Effects
Energy healing focuses on tapping into the body’s own energy field to boost healing. It is a popular complement to Western medicine. While it would be virtually impossible to list all the different types of energy healing methods, a brief description of a few of the more well-known types will be discussed here.
Acupuncture has been in use in China for more than 4,000 years. Traditionally, it is linked to the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy, or qi. The use of acupuncture works through neurohormonal pathways. Essentially a needle is inserted at specific points in the body to stimulate the nerves. Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago as an important aspect of Chinese medicine. It uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. These points follow specific channels, known as meridians – the same channels used in acupuncture. Acupuncture and acupressure have been integrated into Western medicine as a treatment for chronic pain and nausea.
Bioenergy healing, or healing touch, is a therapy that draws on the magnetic field around the body by using the hands to clear, energize and balance the human energy field and thereby affecting whole-body health – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Chakra healing, or Pranic healing, is a type of healing energy used to balance, nurture and heal oneself. The main chakras align the spine, from the base to the crown of the head. The Sanskrit word ‘chakra’ translates to wheel, or disk. Chakra healing comes from visualizing swirling wheels of energy throughout the body, that creates an invisible energy called Prana, which is a vital life force. This helps sustain vitality, good health, and life.
Shamanic healing practitioners conduct energy from the spiritual realm, calling upon spiritual helpers such as power animals or other spiritual forces. Shamanic energy healing is used to treat a range of emotional and physical illnesses.
Reiki healing is the most widely known form of healing energy work. It is easy to learn and do, and has powerful, lasting effects. The beautiful thing about Reiki is that it can only be used for positive purposes, and never for any negative result. Reiki healing is so versatile, and can be used for humans and pets that seek energy healing from all kinds of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual ailments including anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, diabetes, back pain, knee pain, digestive issues, fibroids, post-surgery complications, thyroid disease, addictions, skin disease, lyme disease, general imbalance and people suffering from emotional pain and blocks of all kinds.