Energy medicine has many physical and metaphysical benefits, but what are the most effective types of energy medicine?
Practiced for thousands of years in ancient cultures, however, modern research has only started in the late 1980s & progressively growing in popularity.
So, what exactly is energy medicine?
Energy medicine is a focus point of repairing the biochemistry of the physical body, through the complex informational energy fields of the human biofield.
The human biofield consists of subtle energy, often referred to as life force energy, Praana, and Chi (Qi or Ki).
A balance of this energy can also be referred to as the Yin and Yang, positive vs negative which flows through everything in the universe.
Our energy body or biofield also consists of 7 chakras. Each chakra is connected to various organs and glands within the body.
The chakras are responsible for the distribution of energy throughout the body.
When a chakra becomes blocked, mental or physical disease can occur.
Energy medicine is often considered too mystical for modern cultures, however, the latest NCBI research and studies are showing promising scientific evidence.
Even with the latest evidence for different types of energy medicine, studies are still costly and require extensive funding.
Because energy medicine is something non-physical, pharmaceutical companies have no physical drugs for production.
Let’s dive into the 5 most common types of energy medicine gaining popularity in the world today.
Acupuncture currently has the most signfiicant research completed out of most types of energy medicine.
Originating in China, acupuncture dates back 5,000 years. It wasn’t until the US President Nixon’s visit to China in 1972, did it start to gain popularity in western culture.
During the visit an attending reporter required an emergency appendectomy. After his surgery, he experienced great pain relief from a few sessions of acupuncture.
When they arrived back in the US, his personal story gave a lot of insight into the effectiveness of acupuncture and Chinese energy medicine.
Acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into specific areas to improve the movement of the life force energy throughout the body.
The process works by allowing the energy to move through what’s called meridians, a network which life force energy travels.
Each meridian lines up with certain organs in the body, this allows specific acupuncture points to target various health issues.
The following NCBI study found that acupuncture is also great for relieving pain in the following areas of the body:
- Lower Back
- Neck Pain
- Joint pain
The Acupuncture Evidence Project published in 2017 showed that out of 122 medical conditions, 117 had supporting evidence.
In summary, acupuncture is an effective type of energy medicine, especially when it comes to pain relief.
Reiki has been around for thousands of years, the most popular current form developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.
The practice didn’t gain traction in the US until the 1940s and not in Europe until the 1980s.
Mikao Usui was born into a wealthy Buddhist family. As a child Mikao was well educated, learning martial arts, swordsmanship, and Chi Kung.
Throughout Mikao’s lifetime, he was mostly interested in energy medicine, theology, and psychology.
He wanted to develop a type of healing that didn’t require any specific religious beliefs.
After completing a 21-day rediscovery course in a cave, Mikao had his first-ever spiritual awakening.
The spiritual awakening showed him how to develop the energy medicine system which he finally was able to invent, today known as Reiki.
Studies are now confirming the effectiveness of Reiki as a type of energy medicine to help heal mental & physical disease.
Reiki works by having a practitioner channel positive life force energy into the body, typically through the hands.
The effected energy body will take this energy where it’s needed for healing.
Today Reiki is known as one of the most effective types of energy medicine for healing.
In summary, Reiki’s popularity is growing each year as more and more evidence & studies come forward.
3. Qi Gong
Qi-gong dates all the way back 5000 years. The exercise was referred to as different names up until 1953 when Liu Gui-zheng published “Practice On Qigong Therapy”.
The practice was originally considered to be a type of dancing created for the purpose of healing and preserving health.
The ancient Chinese exercise is used for healing by controlling breathing, meditation, and movements.
The word Qi-gong can be thought of as Qi (life force energy) and Gong (Mastery). With the overall meaning of mastering your life force energy.
Qi-gong hasn’t had extensive studies as with other forms of energy medicine.
However, research has shown healing benefits and the ability to lower blood pressure.
The healing benefits of Qi-gong are based on harmonizing & balancing the body’s biofield.
This harmonizing and balancing allows an increased flow of energy throughout the body, giving physical & mental healing benefits.
The breathing during Qi-gong is also important for calming, de-stressing, and balancing the ego-mind.
In summary, Qi-gong is a great type of energy medicine, especially for connecting the mind, body, and spirit.
Kinesiology was developed by second-generation chiropractor, Dr. George Goodheart in the early 1960s.
Dr. Goodheart focused on the relationship between the various muscle groups, meridians, organs, and glands.
The process for Kinesiology involves testing weaknesses and imbalances by applying small amounts of pressure to a specific area, & identifying the linked meridian.
By using the body’s meridians and energy system, kinesiology is great for testing and detecting imbalances.
Some of the major areas which Kinesiology has a positive impact are:
- Emotional trauma
- Healing of muscle & joints
- Identify nutritional deficiency
- Overcoming fears or phobias
- Determine allergic reactions
- Physical & mental stress
In summary, Kinesiology is a great choice and effective type of energy medicine for testing and resolving imbalances.
5. Biofield Tuning
Biofield tuning was founded by researcher Eileen Day Mckusick, who also founded the Biofield Tuning Institute.
So, what exactly is biofield tuning anyway?
This type of energy medicine is designed around resolving any dissonance within any energy fields.
Energy fields have invisible frequencies & vibrations. When the energy fields are in harmony, this will alleviate any corresponding physical, mental and emotional symptoms.
A typical biofield tuning session involves a practitioner using a tuning fork to scan the entire body.
By scanning the energy field, the practitioner will find any resistance or turbulence, as well as listening to any over/undertones in the fork.
The current research suggests that the energy body will use the tuning fork’s coherent vibrational frequency to tune itself.
Our energy body holds information from the conscious & subconscious mind, as well as all of our memories.
For this reason, biofield tuning can be very effective for healing emotional trauma from the past and letting go of limiting beliefs.
The results from biofield tuning can be seen in as little as three tuning sessions. Each session will build on the previous to address deeper layers.
In summary, biofield tuning is gaining popularity with significant studies and evidence. And, it’s one of the best types of energy medicines to promote emotional healing.
In conclusion, there are many types of energy medicines that have been practiced for thousands of years.
We are only now starting to see the research & amazing benefits they bring into our lives.
Utilizing energy medicine helps us transform the mind and body while connecting with ourselves on a spiritual level.
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