A Beginner’s Guide to Energy Healing — What Energy Healing Is and How It Can Help Enhance Your Life
Your nervous system and energy field are the vibrational instruments that your consciousness uses to create and experience embodied life. Through the regular and strategic use of energy healing, you can bring more order and coherence into your bio-electromagnetic energy field, which enables you to flow your life force toward creating a fully fulfilling life.
The harmonic shift to your energy field that energy healing brings comes with a long list of benefits to enhance your psychological, emotional, and physical life.
What is Energy Healing?
Energy Healing, also called Energy Medicine, Biofield Therapy, Subtle Energy Medicine, or Integrative Medicine includes different approaches that restore psychological, emotional, and physical balance to the human body and energy field.
Through the direct input of coherent light or sound waves generated by an effective healer and healing tool, energy healing goes right to the root of imbalances and restores bio-energetic harmony allowing your life force to flow optimally. Life force is the animating and nourishing principle of all life. It provides life energy, vitality, to all levels of your embodied existence. What creates a fully fulfilling life is the healthy and optimal flow and metabolization of this vital power through your body and energy field.
When you use energy healing, you essentially tune and tone your physiology and energy body, the bio-electromagnetic energy system that encompasses your physical body, back into harmonic balance. Energy healing is one of the most effective tools available for restoring the healthy and optimal flow of life force in your whole bio-energetic system, so it’s a tool worth making use of regularly for promoting and maintaining that optimal flow.
Some of the leading energy healing approaches fall into the categories of light healing, sound healing, intention healing, and hands-on healing.
The two I make the most use of in my own life are sound healing with non-weighted and weighted tuning forks and intention healing.
Through energy healing, you can:
Restore the healthy function of each of your energy centers (chakras)
Expand your consciousness
Promote physical healing
Improve your psychological well-being
Resolve the effects of past trauma
Experience positive epigenetic changes (e.g., improved mitochondrial function)
Release and resolve trapped or unprocessed emotions restoring the healthy flow of your vital force (i.e., prana, qi, chi)
Bring your mental or psychic energy into balance
Enhance your mood
Increase your connection to the grounding frequencies of the Earth
Bring a deeply restorative feeling of relaxation throughout your body
There are many more resolutions I can list here, but the general effect is that you permanently reduce or eliminate imbalances and bring more order and coherence into your bio-field.
An orderly and coherent bio-field is the foundation for a healthy and fulfilling life experience.
Before you keep reading, what's your belief on your ability to heal?
What is the Human Energy Field
The human energy field, also called biofield, aura, or subtle energy field, consists of subtle forms of energy that contain or surround the human body. Depending on what reference material you explore, the human energy field is described to be up to several feet wide. Different models of the subtle energy body exist. Some describe the energy field as being multi-layered, while others describe it as an electromagnetic torsion field.
How Can Energy Healing Help You Enhance Your Life?
Your body and energy field are self-healing systems of intelligence by design. When you engage in energy healing practices, you support and enhance the natural self-healing capacities of your whole system.
You promote your body and energy field’s inherent ability to tune, tone, and restore balance and healthy optimal function everywhere. Because your physiology and energy field have the predisposition to move toward balance and harmony, when you provide harmonic inputs in the form of energy healing (highly ordered light and sound waveforms), the body and bio-field immediately respond and move toward more coherence.
The basis of a nourishing and fulfilling life is a healthy and optimal flow of life force, what some traditions call vital force, prana, chi or qi. When your life force is free to flow through your energy field and body, delivering nourishing life energy to all parts of your system, and you’re able to properly metabolize this energy, you have the energy you need to be well physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Clear-mindedness, emotional balance, and having all the physical energy you need to function in your day-to-day life, are all just a few of the effects of a healthy optimal flow of life force.
The Scientific Evidence Supporting the Effectiveness of Energy Healing
While practices like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Qigong, and acupuncture have been around for centuries, it’s in the last few decades that Western science has begun to study the effectiveness of different types of energy healing modalities.
Referred to as biofield therapies, scientists have published positive findings on the effectiveness of Reiki, therapeutic touch, and healing touch on psychological and physical health outcomes.
How Often Can You Use Energy Healing in Your Life?
I recommend making energy healing a regular part of your health regimen. It’s an effective tool that can be used both as a preventative practice and a restorative practice. You can use it anytime you experience an imbalance, and you can use it to maintain optimal flow by doing a monthly or quarterly “tune-up.”
Integrating Energy Healing with Conventional Medicine
While energy healing modalities are already widely accepted in many cultures across the globe, energy healing practices have also begun to get incorporated into conventional medical practice in North America and abroad.
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) encompasses a long list of “alternative” approaches to well-being and is now used in many clinics and hospitals as part of an integrative approach to healing and wholeness for individuals.
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