“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”
– Albert Szent-Gyorgyl, MD, Nobel Laureate in Medicine

When most people think of methods for achieving physical healing, medication, surgery, and other concrete modern modalities designed to bring the body back to health come to mind. However, one of the greatest sources of healing, which has been used for thousands of years, has little to do with the visible world. It’s energy medicine.

The invisible substance governs all our body functions, and many ancient cultures knew the important role of energy in our health and well being. Hippocrates called it “physis” (from which the word “physician” was derived); the Chinese refer to it as “chi” and yogis call it “prana.” And there are many forms of energy medicine: Reiki is a Japanese method that dates back to the early 20th century and, for more than 5,000 years, traditional Chinese medicine has used acupuncture which is based on meridians or energy superhighways that run through the body.

With recent scientific discoveries, modern medicine is now utilizing many of these modalities and acupuncture and Reiki can be found in many medical establishments throughout the country.

How Energy Medicine Works. Our human body is a self-healing genius. There is an innate intelligence that directs every aspect of our body functions, including its ability to heal. The energy systems that run throughout our bodies regulate our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Energetic medicine facilitates the healing process by clearing blocks in the energy fields and/or pathways, allowing the energy to flow freely so the body can repair and rebalance itself. The energy healer is trained in recognizing blockages and moving energy to assist the body.

Energy medicine is often used to help reduce or eliminate pain, speed up recovery time from injuries, prevent illness and promote balance. It can help improve clarity and overcome mental blocks, as well as increase resilience by releasing past emotions and/or traumas. Many use energy medicine to help reconnect with their personal intuition and deepen spirituality.

Energy Self-Care. Taking care of our energy body is just as important as taking care of our physical body, and we can do this ourselves. Our thoughts and beliefs are directly connected to both our energetic and physical bodies; past traumas and unresolved emotional pain block our energy flow. Working through trapped emotions and recognizing that you are a “new you” each day you awaken can help restore your energy balance.

It is well documented that stress can lead to physical disturbances and can cause disease. Our thoughts are made up of energy, so eliminating stress and focusing on keeping our minds at peace will help balance our energy, and the body will follow. Stress reduction techniques like meditation and breath work positively to impact our personal energy flow.

Energy healing can return us to a state of balance allowing us to reach our full potential and live a happier, healthier life with more positivity and vitality.

Tracy Smith is an energy intuitive therapist and Emotion/Body Code practitioner with AcQpoint Wellness Center and can be reached at (760) 409.9289. www.TracyJSmith.net.

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