Bio-Energy Healing is an alternative traditional healing system that helps to rejuvenate energy throughout the body, mind and soul. These therapies have been described and used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese and Indian Medicine. These techniques work directly with the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of well-being and can be used to treat various medical conditions.
Bio-Energy Healing includes a number of different therapeutic treatments where a therapist helps to harness or manipulate a patient’s own subtle energy in order to help restore balance to the body and to improve the body’s ability to heal.
These therapies address the condition which has been caused by a disturbance of the flow of energy into the body. It is believed that when this energy flow is restored - these treatments will assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Examples of conditions in which Bio-Energy Healing has been used in symptom management include:
Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnea, Allergies, Restless Legs Syndrome, Fatigue,
Bronchitis, Addiction, Lupus, Alzheimer’s Disease, Burnout,
Chronic Pain, Cancer Symptoms, Anxiety, Depression.
There are different types of energy healing techniques available and each method works in their own unique way to help heal a person. The most commonly used Bio-Energetic therapies are Qigong, Reiki, Acupuncture and Touch Therapies.
Qigong is a centuries-old Chinese tradition which uses a combination of slow-flowing body movements, deep rhythmic breathing and a calm meditative state of mind to help improve, stimulate and restore balance to our life energy force, health and spirituality.
With roots in Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts, Qigong is viewed as a more traditional practice to help cultivate and balance our Qi life energy.
Acupuncture/Acupressure Acupuncture and Acupressure are ancient, safe and effective alternate therapies. They stimulate the balance and flow of “Qi” energy that in Traditional Chinese Medicine is considered essential to optimal health. When the body is healthy, Qi flows smoothly through the meridians that make up the conceptual network of pathways throughout the entire body. When the balance or flow in Qi is obstructed or deficient, it can be susceptible to illness.
Acupuncture/Acupressure treat both the symptoms and the root causes of the patient’s illness. These methods stimulate the release of endorphins – the body’s natural pain-relieving neurohormones - through the insertion of fine needles or by applying pressure to specific anatomical acupuncture points in the body to encourage natural healing.
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words Rei – which means “Universal Life”, and Ki – which means “Energy”. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things.
It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually-guided life force energy. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free-flowing. When this is true, a person’s body and mind is in a positive and optimal state of health. Should the flow become blocked or weak it can lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
A Reiki session can help ease stress and tension and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental and emotional. A Reiki session is pleasant and relaxing and is used to improve one’s personal wellness.
Healing Touch is a form of energy medicine in which the therapist consciously uses their hands and mind in an intentional way to promote healing by manipulating the human energy field. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore balance and harmonies in the energy system, placing the client in a position to self-heal.
Therapeutic Touch is a form of energy healing by which the therapist places his or her hands on or near a patient’s body and detects and manipulates the patient’s energy.
Today many hospitals including the Cancer Treatment Centers of America has integrated Bio-Energy Healing Therapies into their treatment options for patients - and also in self-care for hospital staff. In some places, Reiki is being used on military bases to assist veterans coping with post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction.
Although Western Medicine has its place in treatment, perhaps we can begin to look to the future, when physicians combine the mind and body approach to healing and wellness, and more readily optimize the amazing human energy body.
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