Vitality

Energy Healing Programs For Better Health: Do They Really Work?

Energy healing promises to help treat pain, insomnia, mood disorders and signs of aging. However, some people remain skeptical about the therapeutic effects of the program despite being practiced for thousands of years.

A study, published in Global Advances in Health and Medicine, describes energy medicine or healing as “the therapeutic applications of subtle energies.” Researchers said that the human body responds to the environment through ambient fields like sound, light, electricity and magnetism. 

Such interactions then build large amounts of information in the form of energy fields. Practitioners believe that people develop diseases due to disturbances in these energy patterns. 

The common types of energy healing include acupuncture, acupressure, reflexology, Reiki, healing touch, music therapy and sound energy therapy. They focus on improving the flow of energy across the body through specific energy points, natural healing processes, stimulating the nervous system and activating certain sensory organs. 

Energy Healing Benefits

Complementary Medicine

Research found that energy healing can support the effects of modern or conventional medicine. The ancient approach works by improving the immune system and speed up recovery in patients with serious health conditions. 

It appeared effective in patients with cancer, those who underwent surgery, childbirth and during postpartum healing. Reiki, acupuncture, healing touch, healing prayer and reflexology are the common energy healing therapies that work as complementary medicine, according to DrAxe.com.

Relieves Pain 

Acupressure, acupuncture and healing touch therapy have been found effective to reduce numerous forms of pain. Separate studies showed that acupuncture is effective to treat chronic pain, while acupressure could help reduce pain associated with conditions like chronic headaches, labor pains, menstrual cramps and lower back pain.

Better Mental Health

Researchers said in a paper, published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine, that acupressure may help alleviate PMS symptoms, including anxiety and depression.

It works by promoting relaxation and stress. Healing prayer, meditation and mindfulness also offer benefits that could improve hormone balance, sleep and mood.

Brain Health

Reiki, music therapy, touch therapy and multisensory stimulation could help improve brain function and promote balance. One study showed that the sensory-stimulating techniques helped improve the conditions of patients with dementia.

By balancing the body’s energy life force, an individual may increase the ability to focus and concentrate.

Faster Healing Process

When the body enters a balanced state, an individual may have a better immune function. This then leads to faster healing. 

One study suggested that music therapy could reduce the incidence of cardiac complications. Researchers said that listening to music helps cut cortisol levels, which allows the body to recover, repair and heal naturally.

acupressure Acupressure is a type of energy healing therapy that promises to restore balance in the body and treat numerous forms of pain. Pixabay

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