The science of energy
We are constantly surrounded by energy: light, heat, gravity and sound to name just a few. In fact scientists have proven that ‘Everything’ in the universe is made up of energy and yes that includes you and me.
This is the geeky bit so please bear with me. Quantum physicists discovered that atoms in all matter are comprised of spinning vortices of energy. And not only does each one vibrate with its own unique energy ‘signature’, it can also absorb and be influenced by the vibrations of other atoms.
So it makes sense that the atoms inside us can influence and be influenced in the same way, by both positive and negative energies. Have you ever been to a concert and felt the atmosphere was ‘electric’? Or sensed that someone didn’t like you? Well that’s quantum physics in action.
How do energy therapies work?
You may think that energy therapies are hocus-pocus or the latest fad, but firmly rooted in science they are becoming ever more popular and are widely utilised within the NHS.
From ancient times Eastern Medicine has believed that there is a universal life energy or Chi, that keeps us alive. This vital life force flows through our bodies and energy centres (Chakras), nourishing blood, cells and major organs as it goes. Chi also extends out of our physical bodies into our subtle body or aura, balancing mental and emotional states. Energy therapies work with natural universal energies to help support and maintain the balance of Chi as a strong constant flow of Chi = good health and wellbeing.
The importance of energy flow
Everyday pressures like overwork, stress and injury, or overwhelming emotions such as sorrow, anger, anxiety and fear can all affect our Chi. And if left unresolved, these issues can create leaks or blockages in our flow of life energy.
Think about electronic circuitry or an engine. An insufficient energy flow means a lack of power and compromises correct function while a sudden power surge could short-circuit it. Surprisingly, the human body is not that different. Any imbalances in our internal energy flow often cause problems with how we function and can manifest as discomfort, pain or dis-ease.
Healing from the inside out
Orthodox medicine is extremely effective at treating physical symptoms. However, it provides little support for psychological and emotional pain. If this trauma isn’t attended to, then it can start affecting our body and may in time manifest as a physical problem. Energy therapies don’t differentiate between the body, mind, emotions and spirit. They treat the whole person holistically to help reduce distress and restore the balance and flow of Chi.
Please be aware that many energy therapies are complementary and should not be considered as a replacement for professional medical advice and orthodox medicine.