Healing with energy medicine
Energy medicine complements other modalities of healing and medical care as it is a holistic system for healing and self-help. The aim of energetic medicine is to correct dis-ease, disorders and imbalances and in so doing promote high-level wellness and peak performance.
Our bodies heal when they activate their own healing energies and energetic medicine assists with that activation process
Principles of energy medicine
Energy medicine recognizes energy as a vital, living, moving force that determines much about health and happiness. In energy medicine, energy is the medicine, and energy is also the patient.
The essential principles of energy medicine include:
Primary energy systems
People who “see energy” can describe with some precision the anatomy of the energy body, and their descriptions tend to corroborate one another. These descriptions are now backed by electromagnetic measurements, and they also correlate with descriptions of subtle energies found throughout the world, understood in each culture’s own terms and concepts.
The meridians, chakras, and aura are three terms that have entered our language, but other energy systems have been identified as well. One of the individuals known for being able to “see” or clairvoyantly read the body’s energies, Donna Eden, describes nine energy systems that impact body and mind. The nine systems include:
In the way that an artery transports blood, a meridian transports energy. The meridians include fourteen tangible channels that carry energy into, through and out of your body. The meridian pathways connect the acupuncture points.
As the body’s energy bloodstream, the meridian system carries the life force, adjusts metabolism, removes blockages, and even determines the speed and form of cellular change. The flow of the meridian energy pathways is as critical as the flow of blood. No energy, no life.
Each body system is fed by at least one meridian and as a result meridians affect every organ as well; including the immune, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, muscular, and lymphatic systems. If a meridian’s energy is obstructed or unregulated, the system it feeds is jeopardized.
The chakras are concentrated centres of swirling energy bathing organs in their energies. They are positioned at one of seven points, from the base of the spine to the top of the head. Each chakra supplies energy to specific organs, corresponds to a distinct aspect of your personality, and resonates (respectively, from the bottom to the top chakra) with one of seven universal principles having to do with survival, creativity, identity, love, expression, comprehension, or transcendence.
The chakra energies encrypt your experiences in much the way that neurons code our memories. An imprint of every emotionally significant event experienced is recorded in the chakra energies. A sensitive practitioner’s hand held over a chakra may resonate with pain in a related organ, congestion in a lymph node, subtle abnormalities in heat or pulsing, areas of emotional turmoil, or even tune into a stored memory that might be addressed as part of the healing process.
The aura (or biofield) is a multi-layered shell of energy that emanates from the body and interacts with the energies of the environment. It is a protective atmosphere that surrounds you, filtering out many of the energies you encounter and drawing in others that the body needs. The aura is a two-way conduit, that brings in energy from the environment to the chakras and that sends energy from the chakras outward.
The aura is highly dynamic and changes shape and size. When you feel happy, attractive, and spirited, your aura may fill an entire room. When you are sad, and despondent the aura crashes in, forming an energetic shell that isolates you from the world.
Some people’s auras seem to reach out and embrace you. You know such people, and if you could see their auras, you would find that their aura energies do indeed reach toward your own.
The electrics are an energy that seems to emerge from the electrical dimension of the other energy systems. They are not an independent energy system like the meridians, chakras, or aura, but they are rather intimately related to all the major energy systems: separate from each but also an aspect of each, something like the way liquid is separate from yet part of each of the organs.
The electrics serve as a bridge that connects all the energy systems at the basic level of the body’s electricity which is most important in terms of whole body healing. If energy fields such as the aura and chakras align the organs and other energies by surrounding them, the electrics move right through them, connecting and coordinating them at the tangible dimension of their electrical nature.
The Celtic Weave
The body’s energies spin, spiral, curve, twist, crisscross, and weave themselves into patterns of magnificent beauty. The equilibrium of this kaleidoscope of colours and shapes is maintained by an energy system known by different names to energy healers throughout the world.
In the East, it has been called the “Tibetan energy ring.” It networks throughout and around the body in spiralling figure-eight patterns. It is a living system, continually weaving new cross-overs, ever expanding and contracting. These crisscrossing energies permeate the body and are the “connective tissue” of the energy system.
The Five Rhythms
There is a rhythm that runs through all the energy patterns, leaving its vibratory imprint on physical attributes, health patterns, and personality traits. Mapped long ago in traditional Chinese medicine, all of life was categorized into five “elements” (water, wood, fire, earth, and metal).
These energies were considered the building blocks of the universe, providing a basis for understanding how the world works, how societies organize themselves, and what the human body needs to maintain health. A person’s primary rhythm, in combination with the changing rhythms of life’s seasons, directs the tone and mood of the entire energy system and sets the atmosphere of the life being lived.
The Triple Warmer
This is the meridian that networks the energies of the immune system to mobilize the body’s energies in an emergency for the fight, flight, or freeze response. It operates in ways so exceptional to other meridians that it is almost a system of its own.
Its name is derived from the fact that its energies work in conjunction with the hypothalamus gland, which is the body’s thermostat and also the instigator of the body’s emergency response.
The Radiant Circuits
Radiant Circuits are fluid-life fields, embodying a distinct spontaneous intelligence. They jump instantly to wherever they are needed, and function to ensure that all the other energy systems are working for the common good.
They redistribute energies to where they are most needed, responding to any health challenge the body might encounter. In terms of our evolution, the radiant circuits have existed longer in our biology than the meridians.
The Basic Grid
This grid is the body’s foundational energy upon which all the other energy systems ride and use the energy of the basic grid. For instance, when you are lying down, it would appear to a person who sees subtle energies that each of your chakras sits upon this foundational energy.
Grid energy is sturdy and fundamental. But severe trauma can damage this foundation, and when this occurs, it does not usually repair itself spontaneously. Rather, the other energy systems adjust themselves to the damaged grid, much as a personality may be formed around early traumatic experiences. Repairing a person’s basic grid is one of the most advanced and intense forms of energy medicine.