Many people are turning to energy medicine to heal and balance their body and their life. There are many different forms of energy healing and it is important to choose the right one for you. Always talk to your doctor before you try anything new and find a practitioner who is certified and licensed. This will help you avoid complications and lower your risk of harm.
Generally, energy therapies are aimed at healing imbalances in the human biofield (the purported field of electromagnetic vibrations inside and around the body). Acupuncture is perhaps the best known example of an energy therapy. Studies suggest that it relieves pain and improves measures of autonomic nervous system health like blood pressure and heart rate. Other forms of energy therapies include reiki, medical qi gong and therapeutic touch.
Most energy therapies involve a practitioner using their hands to affect mechanical vibrations in the membranes and cytoskeletons of cells and in the biofield as a whole. This is accomplished by applying pressure, as in acupressure, or by influencing the movement of a person’s body, as in qi gong, taiji, yoga and the Alexander Technique. Pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy is another verifiable energy medicine practice that uses electromagnetic waves set at different frequencies to reduce inflammation and repair muscle, tissue, bones and the immune system.
Energy healing can be a great complement to conventional medical treatments. It is less expensive and takes a more holistic approach to treating the entire person rather than just a specific disease or illness. It also provides tools that can be used at home, allowing the client to take more responsibility for their health.