Okay, that was a definition with a lot of information at once. That is why below you will find five facts about energy healing to clear up any confusion or misunderstanding.
We have been studying the energy points of our bodies for thousands of years
Reiki is the Japanese tradition of energy healing and dates back to the twentieth century. But the seven chakras, the points in our bodies that distribute all energy, were first described in ancient Hindu texts.
And thanks to meridians, the energy highways of our body, traditional Chinese medicine was able to develop acupuncture.
Energy healing is based on scientific principles
We all learned in high school that matter is made up of molecules. And that even solid objects, such as a table, vibrate continuously. We humans have our own vibration.
When you say that someone gives off a ‘good feeling’, you are actually talking about the energy of that person’s vibrations – happy people usually vibrate at a higher frequency.
Places in the world also have vibrations. When you walk into a room where someone has just had an argument, you can feel a dense energy and want to leave right away. The beach has a light energy, due to the high salinity (a natural purifier) and the movement of the air. The air on the beach also often has a higher frequency.
Energy healing is for everyone
Just as you don’t need to understand the law of gravity before you can fall, you don’t need to understand the concept of energy healing before you can use it. You can visit an energy healer whenever you want.
I do recommend that you go there with an open mind, for the greatest effect. If you are stressed, anxious or physically exhausted, an energy healing session can help you relax and become more balanced. And if you already feel good – it can always be a little better!
I would like to mention that energy healing is a complementary therapy . It is not a substitute for Western medication that you may already be taking.
You have many types of healings available
There are countless types of energy healers and they are everywhere. (Maybe you are unconsciously an energy healer yourself!) If you are looking for the right energy healer, feel free to be picky and ask as many questions as you want before you make your choice.
If you don’t know much about it yet, you can first visit a good yoga studio or ask a friend with more experience which healer has a good reputation. So do your research first.
So there are all kinds of energy healing. Each species uses slightly different instruments and techniques. So here’s a brief introduction to the three most popular strains you’re likely to encounter:
- Acupuncture: Acupuncture uses small needles to stimulate the energy in your body.
- Reflexology: This therapy frees blocked energy and encourages healing through pressure points in your feet, hands and ears.
- Massage: yes, massage is also a form of energy healing. It releases tension in the muscles, promotes the flow in your lymph and allows you to relax more deeply.
You can keep yourself energetically healthy at home
Just like you shower and brush your teeth every day, it’s best to clear your energy regularly. If you’ve been to an energy healer, you can maintain those fine vibrations by taking a bath in Epsom or pink Himalayan salt for 20 minutes as soon as you feel your body getting heavier.
You can also remove negative energy from your field by smudging or by burning sage . High-frequency crystals also have healing properties that can boost your energy.
For your adventure in energy healing you really only need two things: curiosity and a willingness to learn. And who knows? Maybe it’s exactly what you’re looking for!