I’ve been part of an exciting new frontier in healing for more than two decades. Unlike traditional medicine, there is no relying on pharmaceutical drugs or conventional medical treatments within the confines of a doctor’s office or hospital. This new frontier is the field of energy medicine and even popular wellness authority Dr. Oz has recognized it as a legitimate and effective healing method.
Although energy medicine and healing are becoming more mainstream, there’s nothing “new” about either of them. Cultures have embraced energy medicine for centuries.
What is energy medicine? Energy medicine at its foundation focuses on the body’s own internal energy fields that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissue and organs. The body's energies are the key to health, vitality, and well being. Energy medicine is the art and science of working with and teaching people to work with these energies to empower them to live happier, healthier lives.
This is a game changer folks. The power to heal lies within you! Just like our physical bodies, our internal energy is susceptible to damage. Our memories are deeply tied to this and affect our physical well being so much more than we’ve been traditionally taught. Scientists have proven that our memories are stored not just in our brains, but throughout our bodies in the form of something we’ll call cellular energy. The pain, the trauma, the failure and the hurt you’ve experienced can exist in your unconscious mind and memories for years. Unhealed memories deplete our energy, keep us in destructive relationships and suppress our immune systems.
As I’ve shared here with you before on the blog, EVERYTHING boils down to energy, from your body’s cells to the chair you’re probably sitting on. If you have a health problem, you’ve got an energy problem. If you have a relationship problem, you have an energy problem.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) categorize energy medicine as alternative or complimentary treatments. You’ve probably heard of many of the therapies and techniques that fall under energy medicine which include meditation, prayer, acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki, homeopathy, biofeedback and color and light therapy.
According to Consumer Reports, about 75% of Americans use some form of energy medicine each year and CNN reports that a third of Americans use alternative medicine. And, according to the NIH, as of 2012, 83 million adults spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternative medicine.
Energy medicine activates the natural forces that we all carry within us to help eliminate disease. This idea was recognized by the Greek physician Hippocrates thousands of years ago. Considered the father of Western medicine, he said ”Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.” For a couple thousand years, Western medicine did indeed treat the whole person.
In the 17th century that changed with the philosophy of René Descartes who said that mind and body were two distinct components and did not have any relationship to the other. For the past couple hundred years, this dualism of mind versus body has been in play. Over the past 50 years, Western medicine has begun again embracing a more holistic approach to healing and energy medicine is becoming more widely accepted and used. The primary objective of the practice of energy medicine, also known as holistic medicine, is the experience of optimal or holistic health. Optimal health is the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind, and spirit.
Energy medicine works quite simply. Everything in the body works on energy: every cell, thought and feeling. Energy is also constantly pouring out of your body, most of it from your hands.
When you place your hands on specific points of your body, you’re putting usable healing energy back into your body. When you put more usable energy into the body, it can do more work, and it can use the extra energy to fix problems. Remember that at their root, our issues exist only as internal energy patterns, not as bone, blood or tissue. Physics 101 says that these energy patterns can be changed by another energy pattern.
All of this fits beautifully with recent research that finds that our memories and images may literally be stored in the energy information field of every cell of our body, similarly to DNA. (And also explains why organ transplant patients may experience literal memories originating from the donor.)
The Healing Codes I’ve developed focus on the use of the human energy field for healing. When you conduct a Healing Code with the appropriate combination of the four healing centers, you are literally showering every cell in the body with healthy healing energy. People all over the world who have used the Healing Codes report healing from just about everything you can name: ALS, all kinds of cancers, heart disease, diabetes, depression, anxiety.
As energy healing becomes more mainstream, my hope is that more people will open their hearts and minds to the possibilities that it holds. There is so much we don’t understand about the incredible ways our bodies heal themselves. This is an exciting time for medicine and I believe this trend to use energy healing is just getting started!