Changes in the life force of the body can promote healing
The ever expanding ‘field’ (pun intended) of energy medicine is a boon to all who are seeking healing for mind, body and spirit. It is based upon the idea that changes in the life force of the body, including the electric, magnetic, and electromagnetic fields, affect human health and can promote healing. Here is a look at six energy medicine methods: some can be used for self healing; others require practitioners and a few can be either.
Tapping, also known as Emotional Free Technique (EFT), is a combination of ancient Chinese acupressure and modern psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once. Tapping can be used to mitigate the effects of specific traumas, to bring your energy back into alignment and much more. You can find resources and books on tapping at thetappingsolution.com.
By bathing, we are not just talking about immersion in water, although that is a tried and true way to change and cleanse your current energy: even more so when you add healing salts and aromatherapy to your bath water. Bathing in sunlight or created light is also a powerful energy medicine that can nurture and nourish your senses and help you to feel energetic and optimistic.
3- Crystal Healing
One of the earliest known methods of practicing energy medicine to heal and restore balance is through crystals. As discussed here, everything, including the human body, is a form of vibration. Crystals interact with our electromagnetic system in a way that has a positive effect on our health and well being.
4- Sound Medicine
Sound healing employs the vibrations of the human voice, as well as objects that resonate, including tuning forks, gongs, and Tibetan singing bowls, to go beyond relaxation and stimulate healing. You can use the instruments yourself or you can find wonderful practitioners who use sound to bring about healing.
5- Biofield Therapies
Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch and Reiki are three modalities that, while differing in practice, all work for similar outcomes. They are healing focused, integrative, and seek to address physical symptoms such as pain, stress, and mood, along with spiritual and relational concepts like personal growth. Although the type and level of touch differ (and sometimes don’t require actually contact) many Biofield practitioners speak of sensing a connection with universal energy through meditation or visualization, while also connecting with the recipient through compassion and healing intent.
Traditional Chinese medicine, which is the science behind acupuncture, describes the universe and the human body in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance the energy flows along specific pathways (meridians) and the body remains healthy. If energy flow is blocked, pain, lack of function, or illness can result. Acupuncture therapy is designed to release blocked energy in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response.
The Om Shoppe is a great resource for many of the self-healing energy medicines mentioned here. Check us out at www.theomshoppe.com