Many people today are beginning to take a holistic approach to energy healing. This type of healing considers the whole person instead of just trying to heal a particular part or aspect of our health. For example, if a person gets into an accident, holistic healing ensures their healing on physical, mental, and emotional levels (instead of just healing their physical bodies).
This is perhaps why traditional healing practices have made an impressive comeback in recent times. These practices complement medical science perfectly and help a person achieve their holistic healing goals. If you didn’t already know, traditional healing practices include things like energy healing, energy medicine, Ayurveda, natural therapies, rituals, and so on.
In this article, we are going to talk about one of the most ancient traditional healing practices: Energy Healing.
What Is Energy Healing?
Energy healing is a healing system that restores and balances the flow of spiritual energy throughout the various dimensions of our being (body, mind, soul, and emotions). It is based on the belief that everything in the universe is made up of the same fundamental energy, which is omniscient in nature. Also, since we are all made up of the same energy, we can use it to bring about healing and growth.
Energy healing has been in practice for tens of thousands of years. Ancient cultures knew the subtle nature of our existence and actively made use of energy for various purposes. Somehow, people from different parts of the world who had no way of contacting each other came up with the same principles of energy healing on their own.
Over time, different cultures developed different techniques of energy healing. However, at the core, they are all based on the same principles. Some of these techniques have been lost to time. But there are still many techniques that are being actively used throughout the world. Let’s take a look at some of these below.
The Most Popular Energy Healing Techniques
1) Pranic Healing
Pranic healing was developed by Master Choa Kok Sui. It uses the body’s own life force energy to heal itself. It is based on the principle that the body knows best how to repair itself. You just need to provide it with a hospitable environment to make the healing process faster and more effective. This is done by removing negative and stale energies from the various parts of the body and inviting fresh energy from the cosmos to enter it.
Pranic healing is such a powerful practice that it not only heals you holistically but also improves the various spheres of your life. This includes your career, finances, relationships, self-development, etc.
Reiki is another popular energy healing technique that dates back thousands of years. It has particularly become famous in the western world in recent times. Reiki is made of two Japanese words, “Rei,” which means a higher power, and “ki,” which means life force energy.
Reiki healers channel the universal energies into a patient and remove negative energies from their being. They move their hands over important locations in a patient’s body and work on them to remove any psychic knots. This can undo years of hidden trauma and promote relaxation, comfort, and stress relief.
3) Crystal Healing
Crystals have been used by almost every historic civilization and they have always held a significant place in people’s lives. In modern times, there has been a resurgence in the knowledge and use of crystals for healing purposes. Different crystals have different healing properties. Some are great for physical healing, while some are great for emotional cleansing.
You will literally find crystals for any ailment you’re suffering from. Also, like Pranic healing, crystals can go above and beyond just healing and can help you grow in the different aspects of your life. They can bring abundance, repair relationships, skyrocket one’s career, and so on.
4) Sound Healing
If you study any ancient tribes, you will observe that they all made use of musical instruments. Not merely as a form of entertainment but as a spiritual practice, to bring people together, and as a healing technique. Sound healing uses sound energy to heal your ailments. Different frequencies of sound have different healing properties. Some are aimed toward physical healing, while some are aimed toward mental healing.
Nowadays, sound baths have become really popular. They make use of gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, flutes, and other soothing musical instruments to heal people of their ailments. They also promote relaxation and a general sense of well-being.
Earthing is perhaps the easiest energy healing technique that you can practice on your own. All you need to do is walk or stand bare feet on the ground. This has a grounding effect, which makes you feel balanced, centered, and at peace within yourself. It also draws some of the negative energies in your body away from you and into the planet.
In the modern world, we have taken all possible steps to distance ourselves from mother nature. We also barely walk bare feet (since we wear shoes or slippers all the time). This creates a disconnect with the planet, and we start losing our balance over time. This is where earthing comes in. You can practice earthing every day for a few minutes and feel the difference.
6) Shamanic Healing
It is believed in some spiritual circles that shamanism is the oldest form of human healing that originated around 25,000 years ago. This healing uses planet medicines, rituals, and ceremonies to restore the balance of the body, mind, and spirit. Shamans also use musical instruments, songs, and prayers to bring about healing in a patient.
In order to experience this healing, you need a trained Shaman, which can be quite a difficult task. This is why it is not that prevalent in modern societies. However, in some parts of the world, shamanism is still widely used as a potent healing technique.