Vibrational Medicine - chromotherapy, homeopathy, Reiki and more
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Understanding the different types of non-invasive healing modalities
By Genevieve Cavanagh
Science primarily has followed the Newtonian view of the world - that everything is made up of matter and gravity. The rise of quantum physics has drastically changed how we understand the world and this ‘old’ view. Essentially, every single thing in this whole world is made up of energy that is constantly transforming (as energy can’t be created or destroyed). So, even though people have been practicing and receiving the vast benefits of energy healing modalities for thousands of years, we now have some scientific understanding of what’s going on.
Here are several types of energy healing modalities and a brief description to provide a little more insight regarding their benefits for those seeking non-invasive forms of healing practices:
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, ree, 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.
Whole Body Vibration machines
There’s a wave of interest in whole body vibration machines as they have amazing overall benefits for health, alongside its low impact on the body, especially vulnerable joints. Through the vibrations, it can help strengthen the body, enhance circulation, promote whole body relaxation, and increase bone density, to name a few. It’s also a great workout - The vibrations cause stretch reflex where muscles contract and relax, which is the body’s way of responding to stimulation. This is why it can feel like a workout, depending on the intensity and length of time on the vibration machine. You can read more benefits here at a high level.
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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