Energy medicine, energy therapy, energy healing, vibrational medicine, psychic healing, spiritual medicine or spiritual healing are branches of alternative medicine based on a belief that healers can channel healing energy into a patient and effect positive results. This form of medicine can be conducted hands-on, hands-off or distantly, meaning where the patient and the healer are in different locations.
Scientists, as they discover quantum mechanics and the grand unification theory are able to discover credibility in some of the concepts that would allow scientific ‘belief’ in these forms of healing. Of course, such energy healing should be used in consultation with your medical or health professional.
The term ‘energy medicine’ has been in general use since the 1980’s and there are many books and guides available to provide a theoretical basis and evidence for the practice. Energy medicine often proposes that imbalances in the body’s energy field result in illness and that by re-balancing the body’s energy-field health can be restored. Some modalities describe treatments as ridding the body of negative energies or letting go of contractions in the physical body or blockages in the mind.
Energy healing relies on a belief in the ability of a practitioner to channel healing energy into the person seeking help and this healing energy is often received as a feeling of warmth or heat.
Traditional religious faith is not seen as a prerequisite for effecting a cure, as energy healing is non-denominational.
Nursing associations in some countries have recognised the value of various forms of energy healing and include these when and where possible.
There are primarily psychological explanations for positive reports after energy therapy, which are mostly due to the patient’s genuine faith in the healer, and thus experiencing improved symptoms of their ailments due to the power of their belief in being healed. With such open-mindedness the body’s natural ability to heal itself is enhanced.