Energy healing refers
to the transfer of energy from a healer or instrument to a patient,
and to the removal of congested energies from the patient. This
kind of healing is also called pranic healing, magnetic healing
or laying-on of hands. While almost anyone can practice energy
healing from a distance, its frequent use when actually touching
the patient should be restricted to those who feel in good health
and with an abundant supply of energy.
Since everything is energy, all healing ultimately involves energy.
Most energy healing methods are focused on the physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual levels of life, without recognition of
the energetic underpinnings of the interventions. Energy healing
works purely with the energetic level of our being. Since everything
is made up of patterns of energy, working directly with energy
influences the physical, mental and emotional, as well as the
spiritual level. If there is an illness or disturbance in the
body, mind or emotions, Reiki can address those levels. Energy
healing complements and supports other methods of healing, because
it uses the energy of which the body, mind and emotions are composed.
Energy healing is part of the larger field of Energy Medicine.
Use of herbs, crystals or sound are examples of energy medicine
that contain vibrational patterns that influence the energetic
patterns at work in the body. Energy healing is a unique part
of energy medicine in that it involves the intended use of the
energy field of the healer to affect the energy field of the recipient.
Some energy healers may use crystals or other tools, but more
often it is simply the intent of healer and recipient that directs
the energy healing.
Just as we have a physical body, we have also have an energy body.
The humanalternative healing energy field or aura surrounds and
permeates the physical body. The physical body could be thought
of as only one of a number of bodies which we have in our energy
field. There are many descriptions of the energy field from both
ancient and modern sources. Many of these sources describe the
aura as being in layers. They will also describe the chakras which
are "energy centers" where important exchanges of energy take
place. Energy healing effects change by positively influencing
the energy field.