Energy, Meditation, Mental Health

What is energy healing, and how can it help you?

April 6, 2021
what is energy healing?

So, you’re feeling a little out of balance. Hey, it happens to the best of us! However, whether you’re feeling out of physical alignment or need some mental clarity, it can be difficult to pin down the best way to get yourself back in control.

If you’re feeling totally out of sorts, then don’t worry, as there are some excellent methods in Ayurvedic medicine that promise to have you back on track in no time. 

Though you may have heard of energy healing, if you’re here reading this article it’s likely that you want to learn more about this traditional healing system. Regardless of whether you’re convinced of its efficacy, energy healing is a great way to restore the balance and flow of energy throughout the body and soul. 

As much of what can throw you out of balance is related to your spiritual wellbeing, energy healing is an excellent way to put that spring back in your step without any invasive measures – win-win right?!

What exactly is energy healing?

In basic terms, energy healing (or Reiki in some circles) is a form of alternative therapy that is used by practitioners to transfer the energy of the universe from the practitioner to the patient. 

If you’re wondering exactly how this works, it’s said that energy healing harnesses the energy fields around the body using their hands as a treatment tool. Meaning ‘mysterious atmosphere’, Reiki comes from the Japanese terms ‘rei’ (universal) and ‘ki’ (life energy). Quite literally, energy healing is meant to provide the body and soul with the energy of the universe. 

According to energy healing practitioners, energy can easily hold itself in the body where there has been physical or emotional pain. This energy typically has a negative effect on our physical and mental health, so ideally, we want to remove these energy blocks and restore bodily harmony. 

If you’ve ever seen acupuncture performed, it’s a bit like a non-invasive version of that! Aiming to restore the flow of energy around the body, energy healing is excellent for enabling relaxation, reducing pain, speeding up the body’s natural healing processes, and more. 

What exactly is this energy?

Though this practice has been around for thousands of years, it can still be difficult to understand. However, we rely so much on different energies as we go about our daily lives.

As an Ayurveda fan, you’ll certainly have heard of the three doshas, and if they are out of balance, you’re likely to experience some unpleasant symptoms as a result. If these doshas or energies are out of whack, you can easily find yourself feeling foggy or unwell, and that’s in absolutely no-one’s best interest! 

Again, though this energy isn’t exactly palpable, practitioners can supposedly feel out this energy through touch and restore the body’s correct balance in just a few sessions. Though there’s arguably a level of placebo to all this, it’s believed that energy healing functions in a similar way to acupuncture. So, if you’re willing to give into the treatment, there’s a good chance that you’ll feel rejuvenated.

What happens during an energy healing session?

Though each practitioner is different, the average energy healing session will have a patient lying on a table or sitting on a chair with their clothes on. 

A practitioner will then place their hands over certain areas of the body to direct energy. Each area may be focused upon for up to 5 minutes depending on the severity of the energy blockage. 

It’s worth mentioning to your practitioner prior to a session any areas of pain, as these can be worked on during the session. It’s believed that as the hands are held above certain areas, energy is transferred. Many people who have received energy healing treatments have said that their practitioner’s hands feel warm, which represents the transfer of energy taking place – pretty neat if you ask us. 

When the practitioner feels as though the energy has been transferred, they will move on to a different area of the body and repeat the process until the session is over. 

It’s as easy as that! 

Just as a quick word of warning, it’s entirely possible that your practitioner will use healing wands and crystals as part of their treatment as they are widely believed to repel negative energy. So, don’t be surprised if you feel a crystal making its way towards you during your session! 

How long is an average energy healing session?

An energy healing session can range anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes. Though longer sessions are usually encouraged, if you just have one problem area it’s entirely possible that your practitioner can have you in and out in a much shorter period.

How can energy healing help me?

If you’re not quite convinced on energy healing yet, let us outline some of the ways that energy healing can help you! 

As your energy is redistributed throughout the body, it is very likely that you’ll feel renewed, relaxed, and more spiritually present. 

However, it’s not only your spiritual wellbeing that energy healing helps with. It can also help to lessen the physical and mental effects of the following conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Anxiety

Though results will vary, many patients with the above conditions have reported feeling a greater degree of clarity and less pain overall. So, if you’re not getting great results with any other practice, it’s well worth giving energy healing a try! Whether you’re stressed, anxious, or just physically on edge, you’re likely to benefit from an energy healing session. 

We hope that we’ve convinced you to give energy healing a try. Though the practice is still rather unconventional, this traditional method of healing is said to align well with Ayurvedic medicine. 

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