What is Energy Healing?
Energy healing is an ancient holistic approach to healing the body by interacting with one's energy field commonly known as an "Aura". In order to do this the healer must be able to detect the auric fields of others so that they may manipulate and bind any disturbed energy. By mending the flow of another's energy field, the healer is able to flush out varying levels of pain and disease. This result is possible because your physical body and energy body (aka Light Body or your Soul) are connected very intimately, when the physical body experiences disease, the energy body experiences disease and vice versa.
That's an important note, let me touch upon that again. The wellness of your energy body (your soul) effects the wellness of your physical body, the same applies in the reverse. Energy healers are very familiar with this connection and work with your energy body in an effort to heal your physical body.
It is believed by some that the concept of energy healing has been closely guarded by one or more ancient orders of monks and healers. Many point to the Buddhist monks as the carriers for this long-forgotten way of life and health. Only in the last 50 years have these energy healing arts resurfaced into the public arena, specifically in the western hemisphere.
Food for Thought - Why would these monks hide such amazing knowledge from the world? Some may quickly accuse them as selfishly hoarding the knowledge. Some would also suggest that they wanted to ensure the knowledge wouldn't to fall into the wrong hands. But I personally believe in the 100th Monkey Effect, meaning it's simply taken a while for this knowledge to spread to the corners of the Earth through the process of changing the way we think as a whole.
Science! - Quantum Physics has taken us another step toward understanding how energy healing works. Physicists are discovering new connections at subatomic and vibrational levels, confirming that humans are made of star matter, that all life is networked and that there are invisible forces of energy all around us. Quantum Physics clearly states that all matter in the universe is energy and that energy cannot be destroyed, only transmuted (changed from - to + or + to -) and dispersed (scattered/relocated). Quantum Physics is confirming the idea that everything in the universe has a vibrational frequency; which helps shed some light on concepts like multiple dimensions, extraterrestrials, angels, ghosts, psychics and chakras.
Energy Medicine Methods
I'd have to say that Acupuncture is the most familiar method of energy healing in the western world. To the untrained eye this method of healing would appear barbaric and painful when in fact it's closer to the opposite. Like most methods of energy healing, Acupuncture needles are placed along naturally occurring energy channels in the body called "meridians".
Meridians and Chakra points are used in nearly every energy healing technique.
Sound Therapy is a rapidly growing method of energy healing in the western hemisphere. Sound Therapy generally consists of the "healee" sitting or lying in a relaxed position while being bombarded with different sound frequencies. Crystal bowls, chimes, frequencies, percussion, string, brass, wind instruments and singing are all used in sound therapy. Binaural Beats are rising in popularity, which is a unique healing experience in its own right. Each ear experiences a different frequency than the other, resulting in a completely new frequency signature produced in the brain.
Reiki, Pranic Healing and Quantum Touch all encompass the same concept of healing through the projection of energy through one's hands. This laying on of hands to heal others is still a bit of a mystery to us, as this ancient knowledge has only recently been resurrected in modern culture. Hand Healing consists mainly of kneading, pulling and pushing negative energy out of the aura and recharging it with positive energy. It's like Swedish Massage for you soul.
A storm of energetic awareness is rising up through the western world. Where modern medicine seemingly depends on our suffering to remain in existence, holistic healing methods are seen as preventative and sometimes life changing. The body naturally wants to heal itself and energy healers simply assist in that process. Energy healing has proven its worth to scientific research and I can see it becoming more openly accepted within the next 10 years. Once we learn of our own energetic flow and how every living creature is connected by this flow, we may begin to master it and thus master ourselves. The part about all this that really gets me excited, is the fact that anyone could learn how to become an energy healer.