The therapies in the “energetic medicine” category have been developed in order to restore harmony within the body’s natural energy fields.
Have you ever felt out of sorts but couldn’t quite put your finger on why? Perhaps an energetic medicine treatment would do you the world of good. The therapies in energetic medicine allow you to reconnect with your body’s own innate energy systems, bringing them back into harmony and rebalancing them.
Clear your mind of past traumas by using core energetics, or use the healing power of colour in order to heal your body and stimulate your energy centres. Even your environment has an effect on your energy so ensure that you are living in the most positive environment possible by using Feng Shui.
Energetic medicine is fantastic as many of the therapies are completely non-invasive and only do as much as you are comfortable with at any given time. For example, Reiki is a pure energy treatment that can be given without necessarily having to touch the body! By freeing the energy in your body, whether it is contained in the muscles, in the cerebrospinal fluid, or in the subtle unseen energy systems, you are freeing yourself from negative emotions, enhancing your health in general, and inviting fresh, new positive energy into your life. Who wouldn’t love that?
Colour therapy uses the seven colours of the spectrum in order to stimulate the body’s healing process while also balancing and enhancing the body’s energy centres, known as chakras. Each one of the seven colours coexists with one of the main chakras. If one of the chakras is unbalanced, using the appropriate colour on the body can help to rebalance the chakra. This therapy can be used to treat both physical and emotional problems. The colour may come in the form of coloured light, massage using colour saturated oils, visualising colours, wearing coloured clothing or eating coloured foods.
Core energetics builds upon disciplines such as psychology, psychoanalysis, characterology, psychodynamics, Reichian therapy, and bio-energetics, and it works on the boy, mind, energy, and soul system in order to access and clear unconscious childhood traumas. This therapy is capable of healing the deep seated causes of things such as depression, addiction, insomnia, relationship problems, and even physical illnesses. Grounding methods are used in core energetics to ensure that the therapy remains safe. The client learns how to direct their own energy and consciousness so that they can take full responsibility for their power.
Craniosacral therapy is a hands on healing technique, where the therapist will mobilize and release the craniosacral system. This therapy focuses on cerebrospinal fluid, in particular, the irregularities in the flow of the fluid. The movement of the spinal fluid within and around the nervous system creates a vital bodily rhythm which is as important to the body as is the heartbeat or the breathing rate. This is a non-intrusive therapy that improves general wellbeing, reduces stress, and improves sleep, amongst other things.
Crystal therapy uses semiprecious and precious stones to enhance mental, spiritual and physical healing. The therapy is based on the belief that certain crystals and gems possess energy that can positively affect imbalances in the human energy fields, thus promoting health and wellbeing. Stones are placed around the body or on specific energy points and the person accepts the vibrations that the stone has to offer, whether consciously or unconsciously. The interaction between the stone’s vibrations and the vibration of the body triggers a series of responses, including the creation of spontaneous energy.
The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is based on the theory that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. Certain energy points are stimulated on the face, hands, and upper torso, while the patient is “tuned in” to the problem. Relief from a problem is achieved with little to no pain and tapping sequences are often taught so that the patient is able to handle emotional issues on their own when they arise.
Energy healing is designed to restore the harmony, energy, and balance within the human energy field through the medium of touch. The specific touch used will influence the energy system. It is a gentle and non-invasive technique in which a practitioner’s hands are used clear, energise and balance energy fields.
Feng Shui is the Chinese art of manipulating the environment in order to attract positive life energy or Chi. People are affected by their environments, whether positively or negatively, and this translates to all areas of a person’s life. By simply placing objects in the ideal position, Chi can flow smoothly throughout the area, and bring positive things to a person’s life. Health will be better, finances will be easier, and relationships will be more fulfilling.
Kinesiology combines muscle testing and monitoring with the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine in order to assess energy and body function. Gentle, yet powerful, healing techniques are applied in order to improve health, wellbeing, and vitality. There are many different types of kinesiology but all kinesiologists will use manual muscle testing in their work. By testing the function of the muscles, they are able to see the body’s overall state of structural balances. As well as this, they also realise that there are flows of energy within the body that not only relate to the muscles but also to every tissue and organ in the body.
Magnetic field therapy uses magnetic devices that are placed on or near the body in order to relieve pain and facilitate healing. The magnetic fields generated by the magnets are able to penetrate the body and affect the functioning of cells, and improve the working of the nervous system and various organs. How the magnets work exactly is still unknown. This is a therapy that is usually used to relieve pain.
Pranic Healing is an ancient healing art that originated in India. Pranic Healing works on the energy system of the body (chakras) by correcting energy imbalances and blockages, removing used-up or dis-eased energy and replacing it with fresh energy. Pranic Healing clears physical conditions as well as psychological and psycho-spiritual disorders. A session is conducted through a Pranic Healer Practitioner's hands channelling energy and is a non-touch treatment.
Polarity therapy heals by activating Chi energy and balancing the natural life force energy fields around the body. This therapy believes that the body is bipolar in its function and action and if the energy is blocked, restricted or unbalanced in any way, then disease or pain will result. There are four main techniques used in polarity therapy – bodywork, diet, yoga exercises, and self awareness. Polarity therapy can be used on its own or in conjunction with other therapies, and is very relaxing and non invasive.
Reiki means “universal life force energy” and it aims to improve health as well as the quality of life. It is a pattern of hand positions that rest without any pressure on or above the body and reiki is pure energy. This therapy treats the whole person, and brings about feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing. It is a treatment that anyone can use, and it is simple, natural and safe. Reiki also improves the results of all medical treatments, reducing negative side effects, shortening recovery times, and reducing stress.
Touch for health is a type of kinesiology that restores the body to its natural state of health. It uses muscle monitoring combined with Chinese medicine in order to diagnose and correct energy imbalances in the body. Touch for health is able to improve a person’s postural balance and reduce physical and mental pain, and also tension. It is very good for correcting the imbalances brought about by a busy life.