What energetic healing side effects can you expect? Tongue in cheek, I’m inclined to focus on…
The Positive Side Of Energetic Healing Side Effects
- Health improvement
- Increased energy
- Positive thoughts / release of trauma / increased gratitude
- More radiant health
- Looking younger / better body image
- More delight in life’s moments
- Increased joy
- Improved relationships (and love life)
- Better sleep
- Improved communications
- Increased resources for serving others
- Clearer thinking
- Improved abundance & prosperity
- Sharper intuition
These are just a few of the changes you may experience. Energetic healing is all about eliminating negative energy and making room for more positive energy. Energy heals all of you, so you can expect to feel these changes in your body, mind, and spirit. Improvements in relationships, more focus, better memory, more physical energy – all of these can be part of your energetic healing journey.
What Uncomfortable Side Effects Can Arise From An Energy Healing?
However, what you’re probably really looking for is what it feels like to have an energy healing, and whether that experience will be uncomfortable or frightening. While energy healing shouldn’t be uncomfortable, you may experience some “odd symptoms” during or shortly after your healing session. Patients have mentioned the following as temporary side effects of energy healing:
Energy Surges In Different Parts Of The Body
This is because energy has been static in your body. An energy healing session causes it to move to where it is needed. You can actually feel this shifting energy as it moves, so don’t be alarmed. It is a normal part of the process. Energy, like nature, abhors a vacuum, so as negative energy is cleared, positive energy wants to flow into the empty spaces.
A Feeling Of Effervescence, Like Energy Bubbling Or Zinging Around
This is essentially the same as the sensation above, and has its roots in the same effects. Once your healer has drawn energy to different parts of your body, you may feel a bubbling sensation or tingling, as though something is moving very quickly throughout your body.
Ironically, while this can be a good feeling, it can also be discomfiting when you’re new to energetic healing. You may find exercise is a good way of addressing this sensation. Burning physical energy can help manage the surge in positive emotional and spiritual energies.
Yawning, Fatigue, Or A Temporary Feeling Of Being Drained Of Energy
Massage often causes these sensations. It is a normal part of the extreme relaxation which tends to accompany massage of any kind. In fact, massage therapists who practice conventional massage recommend you avoid operating heavy machinery or a motor vehicle for a period of time after therapy. This is not typically a concern with practices such as Reiki, it may be a wise thing to consider for your first session.
Mood Swings Or Surges Of Emotion Such As Sadness, Regret, Anger Or Joy
Our minds and bodies can often resist the loss of negative energy. Also, if we have lived with negative energy for a long time, the loss of this energy can result in dramatic mood swings as our minds and spirits learn how to cope – ironically – with not feeling beaten down. Negative energy can feel as though it has a life of its own, and it may appear to fight back as your healer draws it out.
Negative energy can come from past trauma, pain, stress, and other feelings that sap our strength. As these aspects of you lose their hold, you may find that part of you mourns the loss. Let these sensations go.
Flu-like Symptoms That Require A Couple Of Days’ Rest
This typically indicates your body is adjusting to the changes in your energy. However, if these symptoms persist, you may actually have caught a virus at some point around the time of your energy healing session. In this case, contact your physician.
Burping, Gas, Increased Urination, Or Other Digestive Symptoms
Changes in the mind and spirit can have dramatic impacts on the physical body. This is how stress works: it is a physiological reaction to an emotional cause. As stress and other negative energies are cleared, your mind and body must adjust to their new reality.
Keep in mind, similar effects can occur when you do something as simple and innocuous as a slight change to your diet. Adding more fiber or dark vegetables will force a response in your gut flora, causing changes in digestion. As with this kind of change, a shift in your energy takes time get used to.
Other side effects you may encounter, which indicate that you are adjusting to the change in your energy, are:
- Sweating, chills
- Tingling or swirls of energy perceptible within your body
- Disturbed sleep patterns or vivid dreams
- memory flashbacks
All of these side effects can be part of the process of having your spiritual energies shifted into healthier patterns. As with conventional medicine, discomfort may be a component of healing. (Surgery to remove a cancerous tumor can be painful, even though the tumor may cause no discomfort at present.) Fundamentally, most side effects you may experience indicate a shift in how the energy moves through your body and spirit. As time goes on, you will find that you adjust to these changes. Negative side effects will be forgotten as well being and transformation take their place.
What Should I Do If I Have Uncomfortable Symptoms After My Energy Healing?
These symptoms after energy healing are usually fairly mild, and indicate there’s been a release – mentally, physically, spiritually or energetically. As with any healing crisis or shift, drinking lots of water and getting lots of rest can help relieve these symptoms quickly. This is also a good time for meditation and journaling.
Note that symptoms like those above typically don’t persist beyond your first or second session. As you continue your healing sessions, you’ll find they cease to be an issue.
If your energetic healing side effects feel severe, or persist beyond a couple of days, be sure to talk to your practitioner or your doctor.