What is energy medicine?
Energy Medicine recognizes energy as a vital, living, moving force that plays an integral role in health and happiness. It is a complement to medical care and is used in many hospitals across the nation as well as a complete system for self-care and self-help. In this gentle hands-on technique, energy is the medicine that assists the body in healing by activating the natural healing energies and through restoring energies that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance.
If you are looking for self-understanding of your physical and emotional processes beyond classical medicine, then you will probably find healing through the physical and metaphysical methods of energy medicine intriguing.
(Be sure to check out our Open Healing Community!) It is used for a variety of reasons from promoting higher levels of health or peak performance to addressing physical illness and emotional or mental disorders, some common concerns addressed include:
Stop illness at onset
Stimulate immune function
Release or reduce stress
Cope with electromagnetic pollution
Energy medicine utilizes techniques from healing traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Through non-invasive, gentle techniques like massaging, tapping, pinching or twisting, the balance and flow can be restored and maintained within an energy system.
Why use energy medicine?
As holistic practitioners, we believe that dis-ease and illness is the result of imbalance. Energy workers often view imbalance is often a result of forgetting who you are or what you believe or stand for. When you forget your principles and who you are, it creates thoughts and actions that lead to an unhealthy lifestyle and eventually to dis-ease and illness. The illness itself is a direct message to you that tells you not only how you are in imbalance but also shows you the steps that will take you back to your real self and health. This information is very specific if you know how to access and interpret it.
Energy medicine often brings people to deal with the deeper meaning of a dis-ease or illness. Disease can be seen as a message from your body to you that says, “Something is wrong. You are not listening to your WHOLE self; you are ignoring something very important. What is it?”
A return to health requires much more personal work than taking pills. Without personal change you will eventually create another problem, and another problem, and so on. Energy Medicine deals with subtle energies of the body assist you in understanding the connection between the sensations, emotions, thoughts, memories and other nonphysical experiences and physical symptoms.
Is there Science and Research on energy medicine?
The scientific view of reality supports the idea that we are composed of energy fields and goes far beyond that into realms that we are just beginning to experience (i.e. The Holographic View of the Universe). In this universe, all things are interconnected, corresponding to a holistic experience of reality. But first, let’s review some of our history.
Until recently, when the eastern religions began to have a greater impact upon our culture, our views of the world and ourselves was defined on the physics of a few hundred years ago. The Universe and human beings being made up of solid objects is related to Isaac Newton and his colleagues in the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
In the early 19th century, new physical phenomena were discovered that could not be described by Newtonian physics. The discovery and investigation of electromagnetic phenomena led to the concept of a field. A field was defined as a condition in space which has the potential of producing a force. The old Newtonian mechanics interpreted the interaction between positively and negatively charged particles like protons and electrons simply by saying that the two particles attract each other like two masses. However, Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell found it more appropriate to use a field concept and say that each charge creates a “disturbance” or a “condition” in the space around it, so that the other charge, when it is present, feels a force. Thus, the concept of a universe filled with fields that create forces that interact with each other was born. Finally, there was a scientific framework with which we could begin to explain our ability to affect each other at a distance through means other than speech and sight. We all have had the experience of picking up the phone and knowing who it is before any words are spoken. Mothers often know when their children are in trouble, no matter where they are. This can be explained in terms of field theory.