4 Effective Energy Healing Modalities
Updated: Jul 29, 2021
Learn about the 4 effective types of energy healing modalities to restore your body’s balance, harmony, vitality and flow.
By Genevieve Cavanagh
Looking to restore your body’s balance, harmony, vitality and flow? Energy healing is the holistic practice of activating the body's subtle energy systems to remove existing blockages. By expelling these energetic blocks, the body's natural ability to heal itself is roused. This non-invasive healing practice is based on the premise that the human body is composed of an energetic life force and energy centres that ensure the body stays healthy and functions well on a cellular level. During a typical session, healers will channel universal life force, otherwise known as healing energy, into a patient to help balance, heal and get rid of blockages in the body.
While there is an extensive range of energy healing modalities, today we’ll be highlighting the five main techniques: chromotherapy (also known as colour therapy), homeopathy, Reiki, sound healing, and whole body vibration machines.
Chromotherapy, as known as Colour Therapy
The sun provides us with light, heat, and energy. Sunlight consists of energies in the form of electromagnetic waves such as cosmic rays, gamma rays, x-rays, visible light rays (colour), infrared rays, and microwaves. Of this spectrum of light rays, a typical human eye can see wavelengths from 380 nanometers (violet) to about 750 nanometers (red). Visible light rays consist of seven colour energies: red, orange, yellow, red, blue, indigo, and violet, which coincidentally correlates to the seven colours of the chakra system. Science has proven that colour physically affects moods and feelings and; therefore, an important measure to consider when trying to stay healthy and energetically balanced. Not only does light enter the body through our visual cortex, it can also enter through our skin and our breath. There are many ways to absorb colour energy to help balance, repair, and/or heal the body such as: the sun, food, aromatherapy, crystals, sound, clothing, décor, art, visualizations, and affirmations.
This modality was discovered 200 years ago with the premise that ‘like cures like’, meaning, using a very small dose of a substance that mimics the symptom patterns or characteristics so that the body heals itself. So, taking the vibrational frequency or resonance of a substance and using it to stimulate a healing response can facilitate a reaction that can allow the cycle of symptoms to be broken. With pharmaceuticals, the goal is to change the chemical or biological properties of the body to effect change (and all the side effects that go along with it), whereas homeopathy uses the energy vibration resonance to transform the energy of the ailment and neutralize it within the body.
Reiki is a non-invasive gentle energy healing approach passed down a long lineage from Japan that was introduced to the Western world in the last 100 years. Using universal life force energy (Rei-Ki) through the laying of the hands on the body and the chakras, it helps to heal and balance all levels of the body – physical, emotional and spiritual. Reiki is not affiliated with a particular religion, however, has been practiced for thousands of years. The purpose of a Reiki treatment is to help ease tension, stress, anxiety and support the body in facilitating its own healing process by balancing the body’s energy flow. You can read more here, as well as an in depth blog on how quantum physics can help explain distant energy healing.
Sound has been used for thousands of years not only as a tool to pass down information through our heritage and storytelling, it’s also a very healing tool used by shamans from different cultures all over the world. Sound is measured in terms of Frequency or Hertz (Hz). Using drums, singing bowls, chimes, gongs, tuning forks and other instruments with a particular Hz resonance can provide healing frequencies to the physical, and subtle energy centres and fields on and around the body.
The above is not a complete list, yet gives a high level of understanding of what is out there and can provide alternative approaches to wellness and health than traditional modalities.
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