What is Energy Healing?
Until a few years ago, modern medicine could be primarily divided into two parts - Western medicine or Eastern Medicine.
While Western medicine cures patients by removing their symptoms through scientifically documented methods, Eastern medicine is about holistic care - it treats the patient as whole - body, mind and spirit.
All diseases in the human body are related to energy, or due to incorrect or blocked flow of energy in the human body. The body (and for that matter, everything in this world) is made of energy molecules. Each cell in the body pulses electrically, and the body generates its electro-magnetic fields. The human body is a complex energy system and any imbalance causes a disease, therefore health can be restored by balancing the patient's energy.
Energy Healing has existed for many centuries and is practiced in many ways. Energy is also known as 'chi' or 'Prana' and healing is practiced as Acupuncture (where the energy flow across meridians is regulated, Qi-gong (pronounced chi-gong) and Reiki where energy flow is regulated by a master using bare hands. The Jewish mystical system of healing 'Kabbalah' uses ten different Sephiras, or pathways in the body each governing a particular part. The ancient Indian system of Ayurveda is at least three thousand years old and besides the three main 'doshas' (vayu, pitta and kapha-dosha) also refers to the seven main chakras, and related minor chakras. The mention of the chakras is also found in Yoga and other religious scriptures.