If you have lingering symptoms, discomfort, anxiety or diseases, you may have considered turning to alternative medicine for your overall well-being.
Alternative medicine includes a wide range of treatments and therapies, all designed to help you recover from illness, reduce pain and otherwise restore balance to your body. If you decide to explore alternative medicine, be sure your doctor is aware so that you can avoid contradictions in therapy and / or medications.
One of the most popular segments of alternative medicine includes a range of therapies that concentrate on the energy within our bodies. While some energy therapies involve hands-on treatment, others are hands-off and even distant, where the patient is in a different location than their healer.
If you’ve wanted to explore these healing options, look no further. We’ve pulled together a list of nine most popular types of energy healing therapies:
Type #1: Reiki Energy Healing Therapies
Reiki is a Japanese technique, known for healing, stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki uses hands-on techniques, which allow an unseen “life force energy” to flow from healer to patient. Known as a simple, safe compliment to medical or other therapeutic techniques, Reiki is reported to produce feelings of calm, security and well-being. This energy therapy is very popular and has gained widespread recognition.
Type #2: Qigong Energy Healing Therapies
Medical Qigong is a type of energy healing therapy originated from an ancient technique. This one of the four primary branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Qi Emission allows Qigong practitioners to prescribe specific exercises to help restore and regulate Qi, the internal life force in each of us.
Type #3: Therapeutic Touch Healing Therapies
Another ancient treatment, Therapeutic Touch is thought to enable healing or increase the speed of healing through a restoration of harmony to a patient’s energy fields. Practitioners place their hands on or near their patients, consciously directing their energy while stimulating the body’s own healing abilities. Recipients claim that Therapeutic Touch helps to improve sleep, reduce pain, relax muscles and speed healing.
Type #4: Pranic Healing Therapies
Pranic Healing is used around the world to help accelerate healing. Considered both a science and an art, Pranic Healing is an ancient practice that seeks to correct imbalances in the body by restoring energy balance, removing negative energy and replenishing with vital energy. This treatment is done without touch by applying specific energy frequencies to distinct areas of the body.
Type #5: Emotional Freedom Healing Therapies
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is an alternative treatment that seeks to restore energy balance, relieve pain and reduce stress. With tapping techniques, applied to acupuncture meridians, EFT restores energy balance and sends signals to the brain to reduce stress. Many claim that EFT treatments help them to feel a sense of peace, reduced pain and overall relaxation.
Type #6: Longevitology Energy Healing Therapies
Longevitology is a healing practice that focuses on making the most of universal energy. Following the ideology of TCM, Longevitology believes in the benefit of opening chakras—distinct areas of neural plexes—in order to allow universal energy to flow inside, restore or adjust the body’s energy balance, helping to heal both mind and body.
Type #7: Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapies
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) is an alternative, non-invasive treatment that uses electromagnetic frequencies to deliver a net negative charge and enhance overall health. PEMF is known to increase circulation, reduce pain and deliver an overall sense of wellbeing. Therapy sessions can last from 30 minutes to several hours; PEMF treatments can be directed at a specific area or targeted at the entire body.
Type #8: Far Infrared Ray Therapies
Far Infrared Ray (FIR) Therapy is an invisible electromagnetic energy, thought to help promote healing and wellbeing in patients fighting a wide range of ailments, from fibromyalgia to chronic kidney disease.
While the cellular mechanisms remain difficult to identify, it seems that FIR Therapy enables energy to be transferred into subcutaneous tissue without excessive heat. Patients enjoy thermal and non-thermal effects, including increased circulation, reduced pain and fatigue.
Type #9: Distance Healing Therapies
When patients are at a distance from a healer, Distance Healing can be an effective solution. Described as healing energy sent across time and space, Distance Healing can be conducted over the phone or at a specific time, set aside by both patient and healer. The primary understanding of Distance Healing is that a patient’s energy body can be accessed from anywhere, at any time and does not require physical proximity.
Once you have opened your mind to the possibility of alternative therapies, you will find a wide range of techniques and ideas. Energy therapies have been around for centuries, under a wide range of names.
If you are battling fatigue, pain, stress or disease, you may be looking for treatments to supplement your existing care. Energy healing therapies can be a helpful addition to your care plan. As you explore different types of energy healing therapies, be sure to do your research and keep your doctor informed.