What is Energy Healing?

All life sciences agree that, physically, the human being is an open energy system. The transfer of energy between people is a natural, continuous event. 

Reiki & Healing Touch are energy therapies that work with the magnetic field around the body as well as the energy centers that control the energy flow from the energy field to the physical body. The goal  is to restore balance and harmony in the energy system placing the client in a position to self heal. The experience is usually described as “peaceful,” “relaxing,” “like a massage within,” or “pulsating.”

Illness is an imbalance in an individual’s energy field which can now be measured in some of our scientific, medical tests. The healer uses intention of healing and compassion as the energy focus and balances the center of energy so that the body, mind & spirit can work more evenly.  As Delores Krieger, Ph.D describes it, the healer directs and modulates the energy field, using the the sense of touch as a telereceptor, much like the other four major senses of the body. Reiki and Healing Touch have  similar styles and techniques but different histories, one from Japan and the other a blend of traditions from many sources.  More and more hospitals are using Healing Touch, in particular, for pain, anxiety, depression, pre and post surgery as well as a personal way to experience human contact and care in a highly technical world.

What do the experts say?

The following information was obtained from Energy Medicine, The Scientific Basis by James Oschman PhD, 2000. Dr Oschman has studied Healing Touch and has been a speaker at the Annual International Healing Touch Conference.

 “In a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as energy fields in and around the human body to an absolute certainty that they exist.”

 The scientific world has created a myriad of technologically advanced equipment that can measure the biofield (energy field) activity, such as:

  1. Electrocardiogram (EKG) measures the electric biofield of the heart
  2. Electroencephalogram (EEG) measures the electric activity of the brain.
  3. SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) measures biofields produced by our physiological processes and it is used to measure the geomagnetic field of the earth
  4. Electromyography measures the biomagnetic signature of our muscle movements

PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) mimics natural electrical activities of the body and is used to “jump start” bone and soft tissue repair in the body.

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