Energy Medicine Part I
The Martial Art of Wellness
Volume 9 – April 2010
Welcome to this month’s BioNews. We must learn to free ourselves from the control that others exert over us. As we learn we become FREE, we become powerful. This pursuit of self defense in wellness, I call “The Martial Art of Wellness.” And as we practice we become Wellness Ninjas.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied.”
THIS ISSUE’S TESTIMONIAL:
Energy and revitalization
“ I believe that the path to Wellness is firstly a journey within. Eating disorders, depression, Lyme; Olympians too have healing to do… Swimming in the vast sea of remedies, foods, and supplements available to us today can be very confusing. I’ve not found anything yet to bring me as much energy and revitalization as BioSuperfood. I feel blessed to have come across Dr. Kiriac’s formula to help give my brain and body the food that it needs! ”
THE MARTIAL ART OF WELLNESS ( Energy Medicine – Part I)
Last month I shared with you how bio-algae concentrates are a strong ally in The Martial Art of Wellness, and this month I want to introduce “Energy Medicine” which I believe to be another extremely useful “arrow” in your arsenal. Energy Medicine is as real as pharmaceuticals, but often more effective, and always without the nasty side effects that come with pharmaceutical drugs. There are many types or modalities of Energy Medicine.
What is Energy Medicine?
The term “energy medicine” has been in general use for decades. Energy medicine proposes that imbalances in the body’s “energy field” result in illness, and that by re-balancing the body’s energy field health can be restored. Energy is all around us, from the great vastness of the furthest reaches of the universe right down to the smallest observable particle. It makes everything manifest. Energy Medicine stimulates healing the body, mind and spirit in a natural & balanced way. When Energy healing occurs many levels of the body are affected and healing can proceed in a healthy and supportive way.
“Energy is the foundation of physical and emotional health.”
The study and understanding of this energy has captured man’s fascination since the dawn of civilization. Energy Medicine is natural medicine using energy or rather the flow of energy as a medium for healing. It is based on the biophysics of the body whereas modern medicine is, for the most part, based on biochemistry through the use of pharmaceuticals. Energy Medicine takes the perspective that energy is a vital, living, moving force that is integral to our health, wellness & happiness. In Energy Medicine, energy is the medicine, and energy is the patient.
Energies, both electromagnetic energies and more subtle energies form the dynamic infrastructure of the physical body. The health of those energies in terms of flow, balance, and harmony is reflected in the health of the body. Conversely, when the body is not healthy, corresponding disturbances in its energies can be identified and treated. To overcome illness and maintain vibrant health, the body needs its energies to:
- Move and have space to continue to move—energies may become blocked due to toxins, muscular or other constriction, prolonged stress, or interference from other energies.
- Move in specific patterns—generally in harmony with the physical structures and functions that the energies animate and support. “Flow follows function.”
- Cross over—at all levels, from the micro level of the double helix of DNA, extending to the macro level where the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and the right side to the left.
- Maintain a balance with other energies—the energies may lose their natural balance due to prolonged stress or other conditions that keep specific energy systems in a survival mode.
Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by:
- tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting, or connecting specific energy points on the skin
- tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways
- exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects
- focused use of the mind to move specific energies
- surrounding an area with healing energies (one person’s energies impacts another’s)
Why Use Energy Medicine?
Energy medicine recognizes energy as a vital, living, moving force that determines much about health and happiness. In energy medicine, energy is the medicine, and energy is also the patient. You heal the body by activating its natural healing energies; you also heal the body by restoring energies that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance.
Energy medicine is both a complement to other approaches to medical care and a complete system for self-care and self-help. It can address physical illness and emotional or mental disorders, and can also promote high-level wellness and peak performance.
Varieties of Energy Medicine
There are many forms of Energy Medicine the more ancient and established forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Crystal Healing, Shiatsu, Reiki, and QiGong to name but a few, to the more psychic forms of hands on healing, light, color and sound healing; even mainstream medicine involving electromagnetic radiation (radiation therapy) and Cymatic therapy that uses sound waves can fall under the umbrella; then there are the idea of Prana in Indian Ayurvedic medicine as well as homeopathy, Therapeutic Touch, distant healing and related concepts. There are many comprehensive and complete resource of information and products that fall under the category of Energy Medicine.
Informational Energy Medicine
Informational energy medicine forms the missing link in effect wellness health care. Information as well as energy is given to the body so it has exact instructions and directions of how to heal itself and remove any blockages that maybe interfering with the healing mechanism. It is important to note that informational energy can be given via the mind, the hands that heal, and also via the foods and supplements that we may consume. This is energy medicine of the 21st century.
Electromagnetic Energy Devices
Importantly, in the last two decades there has been the introduction of electromagnetic technologies that utilize energy regulating devices. Using modern technology this area of energy in medicine is growing fast and proving to be very effective and powerful.
– Emerging Electromagnetic Medicine – Mary E. O’Connor, Richard H.C. Bentall, John C. Monahan
– Vibrational Medicine, Bear & CO, 1996 – Richard Gerber, M.D.
– Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis – James L. Oschman