Is Energy Healing an ancient medicinal art or a modern wellness trend? Although energy healing is a huge part of the modern wellness movement, it has roots that go far into history.
Energy healing is part of the original form of medicine. It goes back to the beginning of humankind. Descriptions of the “laying on of hands” to relieve pain have even been found in ancient Egyptian papyrus dating back to 1,500BC. It’s been practiced for four thousand years – even longer. One of the significant principles of energy healing is that prevention is better than a cure.
Wellness is all on everyone’s mind these days, and following a year of fright with health anxiety, fear, fake news, and even conspiracy theories, it’s no great surprise that energy healing has become top of mind and gained tremendous popularity.
With stress and anxiety levels through the roof, who wouldn’t want to find inner peace and live your best life minus any medical intervention?
Proponents of energy healing say it’s a natural pain reliever, rebalancing and repairing the body, healing trauma, and even healing physical disease.
But energy healing has its skeptics. After all, with peer-reviewed, scientific evidence thin on the ground, how do you know if it actually works?
There are many different forms of energy healing, but, broadly speaking, it refers to any practice that works on the subtle flow of energy throughout the body to help restore health (both mental and physical) and a sense of balance. One of the significant principles of energy healing is that prevention is better than a cure. Or being proactive and keeping your vitality and health in check so you can swerve or avoid illness altogether.
Forms of energy healing:
There is no one form of energy healing, and, in fact, any therapy that works to restore health energetically can come under this broad umbrella term. It includes (but is not limited to) the following:
Traditional Chinese medicine (or TCM) originated in China thousands of years ago. It includes acupuncture, which treats meridians or energy pathways corresponding to organs. These meridians have even been discovered by mainstream science – they injected dye into meridian pathways versus random areas, and the pathways showed up under CT scans.
A primary principle of Chinese medicine is that emotions relate to organs, so you may restrict or damage organs if you have intense heavy emotions. As an example, the lungs and large intestine relate to grief. Anger, frustration, and resentments are the liver and gallbladder. Kidneys relate to fear, and the spleen and stomach relate to worrying.
The word Reiki originates from the Japanese words’ rei’, meaning universal, and ‘ki,’ meaning life force.
Reiki is a popular and nourishing form of energy healing. It involves the gentle laying of hands or distant healing through symbols and intention to restores balance to the body, mind, and spirit.
Many people trust Reiki to alleviate pain, stress, and anxiety, which is why it’s now offered as a complementary therapy in hospitals and hospices throughout North America.
This type of healing aims to balance the flow of energy through your chakras or energy centers.
We have seven main chakras, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. They are spinning wheels of light in the colours of the rainbow, which all have individual characteristics and defined locations. One of the most important factors in chakra work is balance. Chakras can be worked on in numerous ways – countless chakra meditations and affirmations that can help. (link to one on WW)
Holding or having various types of crystals and stones offer healing properties, and that being in the presence of them can affect your wellbeing.
This is another hugely popular form of energy work. Crystals emit energy, so having them close by can help heal. In addition, crystals offer soothing energy, blocking electromagnetic stress, allowing for mental clarity, and much more. There are so many types of crystals to choose from, and a qualified provider trained in crystal healing will support you in your choices as each crystal has unique characteristics that can offer you healing for your needs.
Any form of therapy that can reduce stress will help maintain health.
It’s evident and well documented that stress causes all sorts of illnesses, so any form of therapy that can reduce stress will help maintain health. Which explains energy healing’s growing popularity, as well as the fact that therapies, including Reiki and acupuncture, are now offered alongside traditional treatments.
Find a professional energy healer:
If you’re interested in the idea of energy healing, as with any therapy, it’s essential to ensure the practitioner you choose is qualified.
Energy healing, like any other profession, has regulatory bodies.
And it’s not just about checking their credentials – it’s important to ensure you feel happy and comfortable with a practitioner before parting with your money.
Interested in finding an energy healer to suit your needs? It’s important to also feel comfortable with your healer – most of them are happy to answer questions before you book an appointment.
Go ahead, let WrxConcierge set you up with a qualified energy healer that would be a good fit for you.
Energy healing is more than a trend. It’s an ancient way of bringing healing to you, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Now more than ever, it’s time to find ways to reduce stress, stay balanced, and live your best life.
Rose A. Weinberg, Founder, CWO, Cheif Wellness Officer WellnessWrx, Founder of The feelgood Company. Rose is a Author, Speaker, Registered Homeopath, Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki Master~Educator, and Full-filled Wife~Mom~Bubi~DogMom~DogBubi. She loves her family, home, martial arts, being playful, and feeling good!