What Exactly Is Energy Healing?

Energy healing has been used throughout history in various cultures as a method of healing for the body, the emotions and the spirit. In the present day, it is recognized as a complementary healing method and is used side-by-side with conventional medicine. It is the harnessing of “life energy” as a means to heal damages to the mental and physical health conditions of a person. And also, as a means to maintain balance for good physical and mental health.

Diversity of Energy Healing

Different cultures have been using energy healing for centuries but the most popular forms of energy healing have practiced by the Chinese and Japanese cultures. These cultures have been the most influential when it comes to energy healing.

In the Chinese culture, one of the most popular energy healing practices is the practice of Qigong. Qigong is the harnessing of Qi or (translated as life energy in English) for physical and mental health healing and stability. Other methods of healing that utilises energy theory include the practice of Acupuncture, Guasha, and Moxibustion.

As for the Japanese culture, the most popular practice is called Reiki. Reiki roughly translates to Universal Life Energy. And Reiki is known as the harnessing of the life energy that is present in nature to help restore balance on the physical, mental, and emotional levels. Reiki works together with the body’s natural healing capabilities and helps to promote and accelerate the body’s natural healing process.

More contemporary variations of energy healing include Pranic Healing and ThetaHealing.

These are not the only traditions that use energy healing. They come in different terms, with different translations and interpretations. But despite that difference, they are all mainly used as a complementary health method and for health improvement and stability.

Applying Energy Healing

Energy healing has been traditionally used for spiritual healing and the stability of the mental state and physical state of a person. But in modern days, with the help of multiple studies and researches regarding energy healing it is now being used side by side with conventional medicine.

Some hospitals have been offering energy healing training to their nurses to help improve and to speed up the recovery of patients. Energy healing is also being used to help people with psychological impairments and to help for rehabilitation as well. It has also been used for serious ailments, with the guidance of trained practitioners.

There are also applications of energy healing to help people under extreme medical treatments. It is used for the patients to be able to manage their pain levels and the anxiety they are experiencing through their treatment. This kind of application for energy healing has been used for patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Energy healing practitioners would have to study and undergo training to be able to effectively harness life energy and be able to help other people. And when it comes to patients, any kind of treatment wouldn’t be effective for someone who doesn’t want to help himself and for someone who doesn’t want to be helped.

Energy healing can be used in various applications and has multiple methods available with the help of experts. And it is an alternative medicine that has been used by various cultures over the centuries to help people with any mental, physical, and well-being problems.

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