Energy Healing is a form of alternative healing, commonly being used by more and more health and wellness professionals. It is a therapeutic treatment form that works with a person’s energy field. The therapist or healing professional uses a variety of methods to channel healing energy into a person’s energy field. He or she might also direct unhealthy or dysfunctional energy out of a person’s energy field. Energy Healing can be done through using a hands-on approach, hands-off, or distant (where the healing professional and the client are in different locations). Depending on the setting, Energy healing may also be called energy therapy, spiritual healing, and energy medicine. Two forms of Energy Healing are Pranic Healing and Reiki.
Types of Energy Healing
Pranic Healing uses the life force energy of the body to heal, balance, and harmonize the body’s life energy. This system was developed by Choa Kok Sui, who believed that the invisible bio-energy or vital energy of the body and mind can be used to keep a person in good health. He also believed that the body is a self-healing process and that the body’s healing process is accelerated by increasing its levels of Prana. The word Prana is a Sanskrit word for life-force. This subtle energy is also known as Chi or the Breath of Life.
Pranic Healing is performed by a trained professional who directs Prana in, through, and around a person without touching them. Physical contact is not required because Prana is readily available everywhere. Choa Kok Sui is known for saying, “Life Energy or Prana is all around us. It is pervasive; we are actually in an ocean of Life Energy. Based upon this principle, a healer can draw in Pranic Energy or Life Energy from the surroundings.” Pranic Healing can heal physical ailments, even though it uses one’s Life Energy. Essentially, the physical body experiences sickness only after energetic disruptions are not healed. Therefore, Pranic Healing goes to the source of ailments and works with the energetic cause of one’s sickness or discomfort.
Reiki Healing was developed by Mikao Usui. He developed an entire system of methods that allows either a practitioner to direct energy in another person or allows a person to direct energy in his or her own body. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. A Reiki practitioner lays his or her hands upon a person and directs the unseen life force energy in, through, and around a person for healing. According to Reiki practitioners, the life force energy is what flows through a person and it is precisely what keeps them alive. When a person’s life force is low, he or she might feel sick or stressed. When a person’s life force is high, he or she might feel happy and healthy. A practitioner of Reiki attempts to direct healing life force energy into a person so that his or her health can be restored.
Reiki is a form of Energy Healing that can be used for any illness and upon any person. A person can learn certain hand positions to perform Reiki on themselves, or a practitioner can learn hand positions to use to treat others. Reiki is simple, safe, and natural. Because it is non-invasive, there are no dangers that a person might become ill from it. However, Reiki should be used in conjunction with other medical and therapeutic techniques to relieve pain, side effects, and promote well being.
If you or someone you know has a physical or emotional concern, perhaps Energy Healing can help. However, please be sure to use Energy Healing in conjunction with the appropriate medical or psychological treatment.