Chances are you have come across the term “Energy Medicine” sometime in the last year or so but many of you may not know what it means.
It is quite a broad term and so the best place to start is a basic definition and description.
“Energy Medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the energy fields of the body that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissue, and organs. Changing impaired energy patterns may be the most efficient, least invasive way to improve the vitality of organs, cells, and psyche.” ~ David Feinstein, Ph.D.
And so, we see at its root, energy medicine or energy healing is a form of healthcare that primarily focuses on patterns of energy in the body rather than treating the physical body.
This is a very different view to the Western allopathic approach to health care that we are used to. The medicine that we are familiar with is based on a Cartesian mechanical model of the world. In this view, the body is seen as a composite of separate parts that form the whole. In medicine, this translates to the belief that if a part of the body isn’t working well or is diseased, you can replace it by surgery or treat it with a drug to make it better. Focus on the symptoms and their location in the body is the only consideration to treatment.
The viewpoint held by practitioners of Energy Medicine is quite different to that of the allopathic approach. Energy healing practitioners adhere to a Dynamic Systems model of the world, which emphasizes that all parts contribute in dynamic relationship to the whole. In this way, the body is viewed not as independent working parts, but as systems that interact and work together with each other for optimal health. In a Dynamic Systems viewpoint of health, questions like how a person developed their symptoms, or how diseases of the body could be connected to a person’s emotions, beliefs, environment, or life approach are given attention because everything is dynamically connected.
In Energy Medicine, an importance is placed on optimal communication between systems within the body for health. That every atom, cell, organ and system require communication with every other atom, cell, organ and system to maintain health. For example, your pancreas and stomach could be in perfect health when viewed diagnostically, but if there is a breakdown in communication between them your pancreas wouldn’t know what enzymes to produce for the food you are eating, and thus the body’s digestive ability would be compromised. Not only does this communication between systems happen through our nervous system but also energetically through the subtle energy circuits of the body. Identifying and then encouraging the body to repair these breakdowns is the key component of energy medicine and why gentle treatments such as BodyTalk are effective in achieving this. The body knows how to heal when all parts are synchronized and harmoniously working together.
Energy Medicine utilizes gentle techniques and simple applications. It is safe, natural, non-invasive and has no side effects. It can be incorporated into other practices and used to help accelerate the healing process of any other type of health or wellness treatments you may be having.
To quote biophysicist Dr. James Oschman: “Energy is the currency of all interactions in nature. To leave energetic considerations out of the equations of life and medicine is to ignore 99 percent of what is happening. Energetic approaches work quickly and with few side effects. This is the medicine of the future.”
Your body is designed to heal. When all the parts and systems of the body communicate with each other, healing happens naturally.