If you’re looking for an alternative approach to improving your mental health, there are two popular types of energy healing that may interest you.
These approaches focus on the practice of energy healing.
What is Energy Healing?
Energy healing involves working with the energy of your body.
It can be any therapy that uses the energy of the human body to bring the body back into balance so that the body can begin to heal itself.
A study in 2013 revealed that a 10-minute session of RH or Reiki was as effective as PT in improving ROM in people with restricted shoulder mobility; in fact RH [Reconnective Healing}, but not Reiki, was significantly more effective than PT when performed for this short time period.
Participating in any activity that makes you more aware of your body, the energy surrounding your body and how your body connects with your mind and emotions can support good results. Energy healing is being seen as a positive treatment by medical professionals because they recognize the importance of healing the whole body instead of just one portion of the body.
Energy healing is even something you can do on your own if you learn how to recognize your energy.
Recognize Your Energy
Every person has and energy that can be felt. If you sit quietly and relax your mind and body, you can begin to recognize energy forces around you and around other people.
There are times when you meet someone new and you think, “I didn’t get a good vibe from them.” This is because you could feel their energy and realize their energy was not positive or did not connect with your energy. Many professional healers believe you are in fact a vibration of electromagnetic waves or energy. When you are stressed, this means your energy is blocked somewhere and your energy flow needs repair.
There are certain actions you can take to become more in tune with your own energy.
Sit in a quiet environment, take deep breaths to help you relax and then start to feel the energy that is part of your being. There are also many more specific energy healing techniques that can help you heal.
Energy Healing Techniques
Other holistic methods of healing include acupuncture, acupressure, and even crystal healing. Further, additional energy healing techniques include scanning the field, still hands, magnetizing, energy pump, and Celtic weave.
Two of the most popular are pranic healing and reiki healing. Some believe they are the same but this is not true.
It is important to understand both methods to make sure you are receiving the treatment you need.
Pranic healing is all about using prana (the body’s life force) to heal the processes of the body’s energy.
Developed by Master Choa Kok Sui who claims your body can heal itself, including emotional imbalances, if you utilize the sun, the moon and other natural resources the earth provides. Working with your invisible energy, or aura, to recognize breaks in energy flow can help prevent further damage to the body.
Working with your invisible energy, or aura, to recognize breaks in energy flow can help prevent further damage to the body.
All holistic treatments such as this are to be used in conjunction with traditional medicine.
When combined, Pranic healing can help heal ailments in the physical body such as migraines, coughs, fevers, muscle pains and stomach aches. There are many other physical issues this treatment can help heal. Many mental and emotional disorders can be healed by pranic methods. These include anxiety, stress, depression, and phobias to name a few.
There are six steps to pranic healing. The first step is to clear negative emotions and thoughts. The second step is pranic breathing, which includes specific rhythms and holding your breath. The third step is to manipulate the energy surrounding the body and the fourth step involves practicing energetic hygiene. This means keeping your aura cleansed through activities such as exercise and using salt as a cleansing agent. The fifth step is meditation and the sixth step includes Tibetan Yoga exercises as well as MentalPhysics exercises.
If you find pranic healing does not offer you the results you are seeking, you may want to try adding reiki healing to your routine.
Reiki is also a form of healing that is to be used in addition to traditional medicine.
It refers to the life energy that flows through all living things.
Reiki can help many ailments such as colds and flu, head and stomach aches, and can also help more serious illnesses such as heart disease. It can also help anxiety, depression and other mental health disorder.
Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui in the 20th Century. He found that it is possible to use hands to transfer energy back into the body to assist healing. Toothaches, cysts and many other ailments have been found to benefit from reiki healing. Even pets can benefit from reiki healing.
Reiki uses mild touch or no-touch methods, along with spiritual practices, to help return the body back to balance. Balance can mean making you feel energized when you are tired, comforting you in times of stress, and relaxing you during times of distress.
Reiki sounds like pranic healing. And the principle behind the two methods is similar. However, the difference is that pranic healing focuses more on cleansing and energizing the body and reiki channels divine energy to the body. Reiki seems to be more free flowing energy, knowing that a spiritual power will know where to direct the energy being channeled. Pranic healing, on the other hand, uses focused and acute awareness techniques to direct the energy to specific body parts that need healing.
Reiki seems to be more free flowing energy, knowing that a spiritual power will know where to direct the energy being channeled.
Pranic healing, on the other hand, uses focused and acute awareness techniques to direct the energy to specific body parts that need healing.
These holistic methods of healing are becoming more and more popular due to the increase of reports showing it helps a person improve when combined with their traditional medical treatments. Reiki and pranic healing are just two of the many techniques you can try to help your body learn the processes of healing itself. These methods have been practiced for centuries and have proven to work. Why not add an alternative treatment to your routine? It can be beneficial to your health, both physical and mental.
These methods have been practiced for centuries and have proven to work. Why not add an alternative treatment to your routine? It can be beneficial to your health, both physical and mental.
This post features excerpts from the article “Comparison of Physical Therapy with Energy Healing for Improving Range of Motion in Subjects with Restricted Shoulder Mobility” by Ann Linda Baldwin, Kirstin Fullmer, and Gary E. Schwartz, published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2013 and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution License.