It is no secret that the modern world can be draining. With an ever-increasing set of responsibilities being put on our shoulders, it is not a surprise that people feel tired easily and sometimes lack focus on what they are doing. This can also leave people in a constant exhausted and weak state that affects both their physical and mental health negatively.
The reasons above are only one of the many factors that contribute to the rise of alternative healing therapies. One of these is energy healing, which is rooted in the belief that the energy of the human body is capable of healing and restoring the body back to a healthy state. With enough training and practice, an individual becomes better at reducing stress and anxiety levels as well as remove toxins from the body before they develop into diseases.
Here are some of the different types of energy healing therapies to try out:
Reiki healing traces its roots to ancient Japan and is based on the belief that there is a universal energy that flows through all living beings. A Reiki practitioner — or Master — will open the blockages that are currently preventing the individual from receiving this energy, and will transfer the universal energy to the person to restore balance and health.
Reiki has three levels that differ on how attuned the Master becomes to universal energy. A Level 1 practitioner is able to practise Reiki healing on themselves, while Level 2 Reiki (with careful training) is geared towards practising healing on others. Lastly, Level 3 allows the practitioner to teach Reiki healing to others, and brings the person one step closer to the level of Reiki master.
Pranic healing is rooted in the Hindu philosophical belief that a universal ‘life force’ exists, known as the ‘prana,’ which sustains all living beings. The prana can be channelled and used to treat various ailments and diseases in the body.
By identifying breaks and imbalances in the energy flow in the body, pranic healing can help heal physical ailments as well as prevent any further damage to the body. It can also help alleviate mental health conditions such as anxiety, stress, and depression. Hence, pranic healing is typically used in conjunction with traditional medicine to improve recovery and overall well-being.
Qi gong is guided by the belief that people can work to harness universal energy and guide this throughout the body to achieve healing. Much of this takes place through a series of different standing movements and specialised breathing techniques, which — together with a calm and mindful mental state during exercises — help focus one’s vision inward. This then helps a person improve their potential by balancing and guiding the energy forces both within and outside the body, thus helping to facilitate relaxation and improved immune and healing functions.
Energy healing can be useful for those who are seeking relief from certain ailments that have been plaguing them. However, its applications are not just limited to these, and anyone can benefit from energy healing through improved focus and calmness that is sure to come in handy, especially given the highly stressful world that we live in today.