By Linda Dulicai and Katherine Gotthardt
When people think of healing, they often think solely of the physical aspect of the body. Yet, we as human beings are made up of more than our bodies. We also have mind (thought), heart (emotion) and soul (spirit) which require attention. All of these components that make up the self can become ill, which is why different modalities of healing are often needed. We’ve already talked a little about the physical/nutritional path to healing. Now let’s look at energetic healing.
Energetic healing is the larger term for any alternative, non-medical technique that adjusts the energy circuits in us to regain balance and facilitate our body’s innate healing mechanisms. Energy medicine has been recognized the world over since the history of humankind. Some names used are Shiatsu (Korean), Jin Shin Jyutsu and Reiki (Japan), Acupuncture (China), yoga (India) and laying on of hands (Christian).
People look for energetic healing when something in the body is having an interruption in the energy signals, the signal is moving along the wrong pathway or the signal has been amplified or reduced.
According to Alison Grant, Principal of Healing Energy in Sydney, Australia, trauma, emotional and mental stress, false belief systems, physical distress, environmental stress and other blocks to personal growth can be stored in the energy fields of our bodies, impacting our ability to function at our full potential.
Energetic healing facilitates the healing process by clearing blocks in the energy fields, repairing and rebalancing the energy so that the body can move to its optimal level of balance from where it is able to access its inherent ability to heal itself.
Understanding Names of Energy Healing Paths
There are various names for energy medicine paths: energy healing, chakra healing, subtle body work, meridian work and the laying on of the hands. Western medicine also recognizes some of these as complimentary, such as acupressure and Reiki.
Chakras, named by Hindu practitioners, are another well accepted way of describing energy centers in the body. When chakras are out of balance, disease can occur.
Western research has now shown that the meridians of Eastern medicine are the electrical pathways of the muscle sheath, well known to athletes as muscle memory.
William Lee Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training defines Reiki as a non-physical healing energy made up of life-force energy that is guided by the higher intelligence or spiritually guided life force energy.
Our bodies do not distinguish between names and definitions of energetic healing modalities - they just know these modalities are good for us and use them to heal. And while some might think of energetic healing as being appropriate only as a final recourse, it can be used to prevent illness and/or maintain health as well.
Find out more about energetic healing and how it can help you by contacting Linda Dulicai at The Healthy Zone.
A practitioner for more than 38 years, Linda Dulicai is a Certified Natural Health Professional and an Advanced Loomis Digestive Health Specialist educated in more than 25 modalities of wellness. She is CEO of The Healthy Zone.