Energy therapy, also known as energy healing, spiritual healing, or energy medicine, is a branch of alternative medicine that addresses imbalances in the “energy field” within the human body that result in disease. Therefore, any attempt to rebalance the energy field can help restore the body’s health.
Proponents of this therapy reveal that healing or treatment is about getting rid of blockages or negative energies from the mind. Also, a subsequent bout of ill-health and disease presents as a release of ‘twitch’ in the body and mind. Some recommend further treatment to completely cure the condition in severe or persistent cases. Therefore, the therapist would recommend conventional medicine.
Types of energy therapy
Energy therapy promotes the concept of a healer having the ability to channel healing to a person seeking help, using different methods such as distance healing, manual healing, and direct healing. Furthermore, energy therapy is non-denominational, which means that religious faith is not a prerequisite for receiving a cure.
Therapy can be distinguished between medical care that involves observable energy (True Energy Medicine) and medical care methods that invoke unverifiable or physically undetectable energies (Putative Energy Medicine).
True Energy Medicine (VEM)
Types of VEM include color needling, light therapy, and magnetic therapy. Generally, conventional medicine that uses electromagnetic radiation (magnetic resonance imaging or radiation therapy) is not advanced as energy medicine.
Putative energy medicine (PEM)
Types of EMP include biofield healing therapy in which the hands are used to modulate or direct “energies” believed to cause healing. The technique includes Psychic Healing, Spiritual Healing, Therapeutic Touch, Magnetic Healing, Esoteric Healing, Healing Touch, Qigong Healing, Pranic Healing, Reiki, Crystal Healing, Distant Healing, Ayurvedic Medicine and Acupuncture.
Various terms have often been used to describe putative energy fields, such as Prana, Qi (Chi), Mana, Vital Fluid, Pneuma, Orgone, Odic Force, etc. For example, Yoga is believed to alter the subtle pathways (the Prana) in the body. However, yoga uses various actions such as deep breathing and stretching that are believed to manipulate energy.
This is a form of medicine that promotes the notion that an individual’s health is subject to negative and positive charges within their electromagnetic field. As a result, polarity therapy is considered capable of curing various human ailments, from cancer to muscle stiffness. However, some recent research findings contradict claims that polarity therapy does treat diseases, including cancer.