Energy Medicine – Types & Medicine

A form of complementary and alternative medicine based on the belief that a vital energy flows through the human body. The goal of energy healing is to balance the energy flow in the patient. It is used to reduce stress and anxiety and promote well-being. Energy healing is being studied in patients receiving cancer therapy, to find out if it can improve quality of life, boost the immune system, or reduce side effects. Also called energy therapy.

Here is a list of well known energy medicine techniques :

  • Reike : A Japanese technique for promoting relaxation and healing by working with your life force energy. It can treat minor ailments to major health concerns from colds to arthritis by releasing stress through laying on hands as well as distance healing.
  • Qigong : An ancient form of Chinese medicine using physical postures breathing techniques and focused intention to heal energetic imbalances, prevent disease and increase vitality. It can treat chronic illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, the effects of chemotherapy in cancer treatment, stress, low energy, trauma, depression and anxiety.
  • Sound Healing : A practice used for thousands of years which uses a variety of sounds, rhythms and frequencies for healing made through vocal toning, drumming, tuning forks, gongs, hindu mantras, the didgeridoo, singing bowls and other instruments. It is best for anxiety, chronic pain, sleep disorders and PTSD.
  • Healing Touch : Gentle, hands-on techniques, increase the flow of energy through the body’s different energy fields for relaxation, healing and trust-building. It is very good for stress, trauma, difficult emotions and effects of sexual abuse.
  • Shamanic Healing : An indigenous tradition incorporating sacred practices of shamanic journeying, active dreaming, drumming, soul retrieval and ceremony for restoring balance and wholeness. Shamanic practitioners access healing energies and wisdom through spirit animals and allies for individual and community healing. It is effective for depression, anxiety, imbalances due to chronic illness, insomnia, trauma, addiction.
  • Meridian Healing : A set of energy pathways in your body in which Qi (life force energy) flows. Used in acupuncture, acupressure and other wings of Chinese medicine, there are 12 such meridians associated with specific organs. It can treat minor ailments like lack of focus, irregular mood, lack of sleep, sore throat, muscle tension and stomach ache. Major illness can also be addressed, including migraines, thyroid disease, heart disease, stomach ulcers and nervous system conditions.

25 Comments Add yours

  1. Crystal Rose says:

    The one you seek physical assistance [dr] from should have the same core values and beliefs as yourself and with insurance companies that’s a very limiting scope. I as well agree that frequency makes a huge world of difference in daily living [in general]. Thank goodness for the information available to assist us individually. Sadly, if body falls in crisis & you are normally well…..& don’t have a valid healer….best of luck as I flounder alone.

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    1. Garima says:

      I hope you come across an authentic healer soon. I like these energy methods as they have no systemic side effects.

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      1. Crystal Rose says:

        exactly!

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  2. francisashis says:

    Great post but I believe in the healing touch method,the touch of a saintly person is perfect to get rid of all the iniquities.

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    1. Garima says:

      Yes it’s the faith isn’t it?

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      1. francisashis says:

        Yes it is,thanks a lot.

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  3. There’s something called Aroma Therapy as well. Are these things, scientifically proven? Because, these techniques are occupying a niche position in the market. I don’t have an idea about these, and definitely there’s a noise in the people and also companies marketing these things.

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    1. Garima says:

      Well Manohar there are some evidence based research papers I have seen on various energy medicine. But I am quite skeptical about how authentic are people who are practicing it. Are they really licensed to do it? Did they receive the training?

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      1. Thought to ponder upon Garima. I doubt, if normal people understand what license it takes to practice these, And question the credentials of the person who’s practising this therapies.

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  4. Thanks for the post. I often wonder what the differences are.

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    1. Garima says:

      Which ones confused you? 🙂

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      1. Since I have no experience with these, I hear the phrases tossed around a great deal. It’s nice to see a succinct explanation.

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  5. Hilary Tan says:

    I just found your blog and love the good vibes that you bring to it. The topics you cover are ones that I am very interested in. I’ll check out your other posts when I have more time. Have a wonderful day! 🙏💕

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you Hilary. I am glad you liked my posts. Thank you for stopping by. Take Care.

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    1. Garima says:

      Glad you liked it. Do you practice or have been healed by any of these methods?

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  6. JR says:

    Found your blog when you liked a post I had on mine, and really glad you brought me here. I feel that too many people are still too quick to judge and make fun of what has essentially been around forever, and what they’ve used as well. Looking forward to reading more.

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    1. Garima says:

      Thank you for stopping by JR. I am glad you liked my post.

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  7. spring snow says:

    Reiki is not popular in Japan.
    Acupuncture is more popular and the government support it. So , to become “acupuncturist”, it is registered licence, likewise nurse , pharmacist etc.

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    1. Garima says:

      That is good Snow. Licensed practitioners are the best. They are most authentic and have experience with real patients.

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