“It is not enough to simply suppress the effects of illness with medication on the physical plane and hope for the best. For true healing to occur, the causes of the illness must be addressed.” ~Shared Wisdom
The single most important concept to comprehend is that the human energy field is now a quantifiable electromagnetic energy field radiating out from the human body. Everything is energy. Everything you eat and everything you come into contact with is energy. Everything around you affects you energetically in some way or another. Understanding that not only are you constructed of energy, but there are numerous energy fields that surround and/or flow through your energy field and exchange information with you brings us back to the point that balance is vital.
Here are eight additional modalities available for energy healing and balance:
Acupuncture: An element within Traditional Chinese Medicine which has been practiced in China for thousands of years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Acupuncturists study and use over 300 meridian points on the body and associate each of the energy pathways with body organs (kidney, stomach, spleen, etc.) and emotions (anger, fear, sadness, etc.). Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture is utilized to correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin. During a session the practitioner will insert fine, sterile needles into specific points on the body as a treatment for disorders ranging from asthma to pain relief.
Acupressure: This technique is similar to acupuncture except it is a form of massage to the body where the same points are stimulated through applied pressure. During an acupressure session, you lie fully clothed on a soft massage table while the practitioner uses their fingers, palms, elbows or feet, or special devices to apply pressure to acupoints on the body's meridians. Sometimes, acupressure also involves stretching or acupressure massage. The goal of acupressure is to restore health and balance to the body's channels of energy and to regulate opposing forces of yin (negative energy) and yang (positive energy).
Forensic Healing: According to Marisa Russo, “Pain begins with negative energetic imprints in the aura, the energy field of our body. The imprints appear and expand with connections to negative emotions such as guilt, anger, sorrow, or low self-worth. Holding onto negative connections with others deepens the impact. It spreads like a cancer into other aspects of our lives – finances, heath, relationships. The impact is first apparent in the most vulnerable area of a person’s life or body. Cleansing the aura through healing and making positive life choices starts to reverse these effects.” During a Forensic Healing session, the practitioner starts by reading the person’s energy field to find the real cause behind the person’s condition, whether it be of physical, energetic, emotional or spiritual origin. The healer then uses techniques to release the condition energetically.
Shiatsu: The ancient form of Japanese finger pressure therapy, which releases excess tension through massage applied to pressure points and muscles. A scientific explanation is that shiatsu calms an overactive sympathetic nervous system, which improves circulation, relieves stiff muscles, and alleviates stress.
The Brennan Method: The practitioner’s hands transmit healing energy which allows the practitioner to meet the client exactly where they need to be met in their journey for healing. Some of the work centers on healing emotional wounds that occurred early in life but are still creating distortions in relationships, the physical body and the ability to manifest on the physical plane. Researched and developed by Dr. Barbara Brennan, Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field, was distinguished as a landmark work on spiritual healing and is published in 26 languages. “Brennan's books contain drawings of auras and energy fields, and descriptions of how human energy fields interact with each other. She has popularized a seven-layer model of the energy field, each layer being structured of differing frequencies and kinds of energy and performing different functions. The Brennan Method views the chakras as transformers that receive and process universal energy, as well as enabling expression and healthy functioning of the individual's own consciousness and psycho-physical make-up.”
Tapping: Meridian Tapping Techniques are used in "repairing the blockages or disturbances in the body's energy system created by the negative emotions. In this treatment, a person opts for a particular emotion such as feeling of anger, embarrassment, frustration, insult, or belittlement to concentrate on, before going for the tapping session. During the tapping session, the person is asked to focus on the emotion to be reduced or cleared while also making positive statements to offset the negative emotions. A well-known meridian tapping technique is the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique).”
Quantum BodyTalk: There is an energy exchange going on right now inside your body while the “building blocks” that create you communicate with each other and to the world around you. To the extent that your energies are vibrant and flowing directly determines your degree of health or lack of it. According to Laura Stuve, Ph.D, the BodyTalk system “is a mind-body medicine that combines the wisdom of ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine with modern science, quantum physics and epigenetics.” This form of energy healing relies upon the guidance of the body's instinctive wisdom to locate the weakened and/or broken lines of energetic communication and seeks to re-establish stable lines of communication. “This is accomplished through a form of neuromuscular biofeedback, by which the practitioner is able to ask the body yes-or-no questions and receive answers directly from the body about the sequence for re-establishing these lines of communication.”
Lastly, although not a traditional form of energy healing (per se) but an equally important healing resource is Soul Retrieval.
“Shamans believe that we are all born with an amount of energy or power, which is enough to sustain us through life. But we can become attached to events or relationships with others (such as ex-lovers) and can give our energy away. Once this energy leaves us, it creates a ‘hole’ in our energy field which other energy can enter, which shamans call spirit intrusion. Or our own energy can continue to ‘leak away’, a situation known as soul loss.”
Soul Retrieval: The shamanic practice known as soul retrieval is perhaps the most important level of healing in spirit medicine because once the spiritual-energetic nature of an illness-causing intrusion has been addressed, the cause is still unresolved, namely the tears in the fabric of the sufferer's soul cluster that allowed the intrusions to enter in the first place. During soul retrieval, the shaman moves into an altered state of consciousness to travel to realities outside of normal perception (non-ordinary reality), also known as hidden spirit worlds, to retrieve the lost part of the soul. Once the lost soul is located, the shaman will "acknowledge the former pain and gently negotiate the soul's return to the body." The shaman then brings the soul back to normal reality and (literally) blows the missing soul part back into body through the head or heart. This modality, which has been used by shamans for thousands of years, may sound a bit odd but is becoming a contemporary therapeutic practice attracting significant attention in the holistic healthcare movement.
Whichever modality speaks to you, if any at all, just remember to “take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”