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Energy Healing Techniques - From Reiki to Crystal Healing

Energy Healing Techniques - From Reiki to Crystal Healing

We live in a fast-paced world full of hectic schedules, tight deadlines, and heavy workloads, all of which inevitably compromise our physical and mental health and jeopardize our wellbeing.

Chronic stress has become a modern malady, and according to Gallup, almost 80% of Americans feel stressed out sometimes or frequently during their day.

Oddly enough, some ancient, thousand-year-old healing techniques can do wonders for repairing our body and mind, as well as restoring our inner peace. No wonder that an increasing number of people turn to yoga and meditation for help, especially given that numerous benefits of these methods are backed up by a large amount of scientific data.

Their popularity has helped other equally beneficial healing techniques find their way to the spotlight.

What Is Energy Healing?

It’s believed that the human body can be healthy only if energy flows through it without any interruptions.

Another important wellbeing factor is that there’s a strong body-mind-soul connection, and energy healing works toward establishing and strengthening this connection. It works to restore the flow of energy and balance throughout the body.

This holistic practice removes roadblocks that obstruct the free energy flow and stimulates the body’s own ability to heal itself. Given that these disturbances of the energy flow are believed to cause different illnesses, fixing the “energy roadblocks” means that these illnesses will be cured. 

Benefits of Energy Healing

Although some people are at first a bit skeptical when it comes to energy healing, the thing is that this approach is not only perfectly safe, but also very simple and accessible – meaning that even those who aren’t exactly into Eastern medicine could give it a try.

  • It has been studied for thousands of years by different civilizations, all of whom concluded that the internal energy could be used for healing various ailments, including inflammation, digestive issues, and fatigue.
  • There’s no need to be spiritual or religious in order to benefit from these techniques. In other words, you don’t have to fully grasp this concept before you visit a healer and start with your sessions.
  • It’s accessible, as you can find skilled healers all around the world.
  • You can practice it on your own. After you visit a healer, you’ll get instructions on how to continue with your energetic cleansing at home.

There’s a number of different energy healing methods, and we’ll discuss some of them here.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

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To those who haven’t tried it, acupuncture may seem a bit invasive as it relies on placing thin needles into your skin. But the method, practiced in traditional Chinese medicine, can be very helpful when it comes to improving the flow of energy, known as qi, through your body.

The trick is to insert these needles into the body’s meridians, that is, energy channels. There are 12 meridians, and they run through every organ of your body.

Even Western medicine believes that acupuncture can heal certain issues such as headaches, hypertension, depression, back pain, and other conditions by increasing the blood flow in various parts of the body.

Reiki

This Japanese technique is used together with traditional medicine to help heal different physiological and mental ailments. Reiki uses the power of touch to alleviate the flu, colds, toothaches, stress, but also more serious issues such as heart disease or depression.

During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands over various body parts to direct “ki” or the life force energy.

Crystal Healing

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As its name suggests, this healing process leverages stones and crystals to remove negative energy from the body and mind. As they consist of different elements, these stones and crystals have various effects on the body and can be used to target different illnesses and ailments.

For example, clear crystals are believed to stimulate the immune system, while amethyst can help eliminate negative thoughts, promote sobriety, and help with insomnia.  

Reflexology

This technique uses body mapping and applying pressure to specific energy points of the hands, feet, and ears to improve health.

According to this method, different organs and systems are connected with those energy points, so applying pressure to them will positively affect the individual’s health. For example, reflexology is beneficial when it comes to reducing pain, depression, and anxiety, while there are also claims that this energy healing technique can help with treating asthma and diabetes.

As you can see, there’s a variety of different methods that you can choose from in order to restore your positive energy flow and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Author Bio:

Sarah Kaminski is a life enjoyer, positivity seeker, and a curiosity enthusiast. She’s been a freelance writer for over a decade and loves researching health and wellness topics.

This article was submitted exclusively to CrystalWind.ca by Sarah Kaminski

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