The best energy healing methods for you are going to depend on your issues and your location. For example, I’ve seen excellent results in my integrative practice from our therapists who use methods such as acupuncture or kinesiology, but obviously, if you’re not in Hong Kong, you can’t come into our office for treatment, at least not easily.
The Best Energy Healing Methods Integrate With Medical Care
It is my belief that integrative medical care is the most effective. I pioneered an integrative approach to medicine in Hong Kong many years before it became a more mainstream approach. Every individual who presents with a medical issue – a health concern or trauma – also has a related energetic issue.
If we treat only the medical issue and ignore the energetic one, the health challenge is more likely to reoccur, as it’s not completely eliminated on the energetic level. Of course, if we treat the energy flow concerns but ignore what science and medicine tell us about the issue, we can have poor or even dangerous results. This realization led to energy psychology becoming an important part of my practice.
“In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.”
– Nobel Laureate in Medicine Albert Szent-Gyšrgyi
The best energy healing methods work holistically with traditional medical care. There’s nothing wrong with the information we as doctors get from healthcare testing or DNA testing – they’re great tools to give us insight into health issues. That doesn’t mean there’s no value to enquiring into the energetic issues at play with a health issue. More knowledge is better, and doctors without enough knowledge have to guess, and they don’t get great results.
In a profession where it’s very difficult to admit you’re wrong or don’t know, this leads to huge issues with physician burnout.
I Believe That Integrative Healthcare Leads To Better Patient Results AND Less Physician Burnout
If today’s physicians were trained in the basics of energy healing therapy, they would have a powerful new tool to help them heal. Energy psychology and attention to the physician’s intuitive insights would lead to more successful results with patients and less stress achieving those. That would certainly help the doctor burnout rate, which is at levels which bring serious concern.
“The fact that almost 1 in 2 US physicians has symptoms of burnout implies that the origins of this problem are rooted in the environment and care delivery system rather than in the personal characteristics of a few susceptible individuals.”
– 2012 National Study of US Physicans
The most severe rates of burnout are found among front-line clinicians, such as family doctors and emergency physicians. A study in 2012 of American physicians found that symptoms of burnout were at an alarming level – almost half had reported at least one symptom of burnout. Some of the areas evaluated included emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and feelings of low personal accomplishment. The study indicated that doctors are at higher risk of burnout than the general population, and are more likely to be dissatisfied with their work-life balance.
The Best Energy Healing Methods Are Used By Doctors
Energy healing is about healing, and your doctor has many years of training in just that. When you combine energy healing techniques with a physician’s knowledge to create a true medical intuitive, you have the best of both worlds, and the most effective healing.
Energy healing is not a single discipline. It involves a range of methods. Every patient is different, so the best energy healing methods can vary from one patient to the next. I work with my patients to find the methods that work best for them.
Energy Healing Techniques I Personally Use In My Practice:
Energy Psychology (EP) describes a variety of therapeutic mind-body approaches for understanding and improving human functioning. It examines the relationship between thoughts, emotions, feelings, behaviors, and known bioenergy systems (such as meridians and the biofield).
“The roots of enduring therapeutic change seemed grounded in strong emotional, interpersonal, or somatic engagement, shifts in self-understanding and behavior that extended beyond the clinical context, and a readiness in the client to approach life differently.”
– Psychiatrist David Feinstein (and Donna Eden’s husband)
EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique, is a method based on tapping on selected acupuncture points to address psychological problems and trauma. This acupoint tapping technique can be taught to patients who can use it themselves to reinforce treatment effectiveness. It’s particularly effective for phobias, PTSD, and emotionally-charged issues involving fear, guilt, anger, jealousy and other strong feelings.
Mind-Body Visualization Techniques
Visualization techniques (also known as guided imagery or creative visualization) are very powerful for both physical and emotional healing, because the mind doesn’t know the difference between what it remembers and what it visualizes. This means that even short periods (30 seconds per day) of visualization can bring about change. Your mind is connected to the quantum reality we’re all part of, and visualization gives you a direct line to your higher self (or if you prefer, your subconscious mind). Clear visualization of yourself in a healthy state, of more energy, or of goals you wish to reach can predispose you in the direction of those achievements.
There are specifics about how the visualization is done that make it more effective, such as picturing the desired outcome on a movie screen in front of you. It’s also important to specifically turn the visualization off when you’re done, coming back to the “real” world. When I teach these techniques correctly to my patients, they have the knowledge they need to use them effectively on their own going forward.
These are just some of the energy healing techniques I use in my practice, in conjunction with more traditional medical treatment. But as I said earlier, the best energy healing methods depend on the patient and his or her needs. As with conventional medicine, it is the specifics of the illness or injury, and the unique qualities of the patient, that dictate treatment. Even two patients suffering from the same affliction, such as fatigue, can require dramatically different treatment methods.
Techniques Used By Other Practitioners:
This certainly isn’t an exhaustive list of energy healing methods. There are many more that are used worldwide that aren’t part of my practice at this time. A couple of examples include:
Reiki And Non-Contact Massage
Reiki is a form of non-contact massage. The healer moves his or her hands over the patient without physical contact, manipulating one’s energy. Trained Reiki practitioners like this technique as a method of clearing dissonant energies from the patient, improving well-being and removing stress. But Reiki and other forms of therapeutic touch can do much more than these. They can help fight depression and anxiety, to manage pain, and to promote healing in the body itself. These forms of non-contact massage can be powerful complements to conventional treatments.
Meditation & Mindfulness Therapy
Meditation has been a key component of eastern medicine for centuries, serving as a tool for promoting a person’s well-being. It attacks stress at its root, building calm and focus. Meditation can be a fundamental part of mindfulness – being fully present in the now. Even a brief session of meditation at home can have dramatic effects on one’s psyche.
The Intersection Between Energy And Conventional Medicine
Conventional medicine is a powerful tool. The combination of energy healing methods with conventional medicine can be formidable. While conventional medicine focuses on healing the illness or injury, energy healing adds a layer on top of this: the patient’s emotional and spiritual well-being. Recovering from an injury means restoring the body to its former functionality. Energy healing helps in diagnosing an injury or illness, but it can also apply to healing the psyche.
For too long, the medical community on both sides of the divide have cast conventional and alternative medicine as separate, exclusive forms of healing. The reality is, the best energy healing methods combined with the best conventional methods result in the best patient outcomes. A healer – whether she is a medical doctor, an energy healer, or a combination of the two – focuses not only on what will heal physical issues but also on what improves the patient’s quality of life. That is ultimately my goal, with all of my patients.