Progressive healing is a form of Alternative Health care that integrates the whole person in the healing process: body, mind, emotion, spirit and life force (chi) energy.
Energy-related modalities include a diverse array of techniques ranging from crystal Reiki, to a variety of interactive mind-body explorations.
All energy-related modalities work from a fundamental concept the body contains, and is surrounded by, electromagnetic fields and energy centers which make up an individual’s energy body system.
Although this energy body is no more visible to many of us than the wind is visible to our eyes, science and medical research are beginning to document that it is an integral part of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. We are able to maintain life in our physical bodies due to the presence of “life force energy” flowing though it.
This energy has different names in different cultural traditions. Common terms include chi (China); ki (Japan) and prana (India). Each of our energy centers corresponds directly to the physical body’s organs, glands and systems.
The extent to which our energy is able to vibrate, flow and circulate freely without blocks and constrictions determines to a large degree the extent to which we are able to maintain health at all levels of body, mind and spirit. An abundance of medical research has determined that stress greatly affects the body’s natural ability to maintain health.
The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75-90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-related complaints, and that 43 percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects due to stress. Stress also is a major factor in the strength and flow of our life force energy.
Effects of the stressful conditions we encounter in our lives and environment such as fear and Anxiety, worry, grief, anger, pollutants, etc. are registered first in our energy body system. If uncontrolled, they then move into the physical body and may manifest in conditions ranging from minor ailments to debilitating or chronic disease.
Energy healing modalities are excellent for working with physical body conditions. Even more importantly, they serve as a great preventative to clear energetic disturbances before they manifest as physical, emotional or mental illness. Energy bodywork, like most holistic therapies, is cumulative.
An initial period of regular sessions build on each other and can help us quickly reach a point where our bodies and energy fields can more easily maintain balanced states for longer periods of time.
The healers assist individuals in understanding that their attitude and emotions have the greatest effect on their energy field. Intuitive techniques are used to scan and interpret the individual’s energy flow and blockages.
The healer then utilizes visualization, channeled energy, harmonically balanced Tuning Forks, Aromatherapy, and creative suggestion. Healing energies are directed to induce the most beneficial effect on the energy field to assist with Chakra balancing, the release of past life and emotional issues, as well as other inter-dimensional benefits
Stone Healing is an ancient Native American healing art which is now being shared with the Western world. The stones act as a bridge from which energy is transmitted from healer to client. They are heated & when applied to the body feel wonderful. This treatment is probably one of the most deeply relaxing, yet at the same time energizing modalities of healing available today.
Quantum Touch utilizes breathing & focusing techniques that raise your energy level to a point where spontaneous healings may occur. It is specifically great for back & joint pain & inflammation, & healing is profoundly accelerated.
Shamanic Healing is deep soul work. It is a journey where we reach back into the wounded places of our hearts and minds, our bodies and spirits, to release negative energies and beliefs that are causing us distress. Spirit guides assist us and may appear in the form of animals, plants, Minerals, angels, mythic beings, ascended masters, ancestors or elemental forces.
With the help of the healer, we can reconnect with lost parts of ourselves, journey to heal a past life that is holding us back, or cut cords to people, places or things that no longer serve us. This type of healing can help us release the past, clear our energy field of negativity, reclaim lost power
The origins of Reiki, pronounced “ray-key”, the Japanese word for universal life force energy, can be traced back thousands of years to ancient Tibet. Much of the Western teachings of Reiki, however, come from the work of Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan who discovered this technique during a fasting/meditation retreat. The method he developed is known today as Usui Reiki. Reiki is applied through gentle touch over the body’s energy centers. It facilitates the body’s ability to heal itself by removing blocks and balancing the body’s energy system.
This process provides deep relaxation, a sense of peace and well-being and supports other therapeutic modalities. Reiki is an effective and safe complement to any other healing method a person may be using. It is becoming much more common to find Reiki incorporated as an enhancement to other modalities such as Massage Therapy, chiropractic, psychology, Hypnotherapy, and in major U.S. hospitals.
In addition to providing general well-being and disease prevention, some conditions for which Healing Touch and Reiki have been used as complementary therapy include: Pain Neck Pain and Back Pain, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, StressFracture and Wound Healing, Female Reproductive Conditions, Sleep Disorders, Insomnia, Mood Swings, Skin Problems, Pre and Post Surgery, Headache & Migraines, Diabetes, Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Allergies, Fatigue, Arthritis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Autoimmune Disorders, Rehabilitation, Hypertension, Grief, Depression, Hyperactivity
For a very nice beginning introduction to Reiki, I highly recommend Essential Reiki. This was the first book I ever read about Reiki, and I still find myself looking at it from time to time.
In the 1930s, homeopathic physician, Dr. Edward Bach of England, discovered that overall health, emotional stability and well-being could be improved through use of the essences of specific flowering plants. Through many years of research he discovered corresponding links between medical conditions and psychological or mood states.
Flower remedies balance vibrations in the body’s energy system and open energy channels to help transform emotional states, attitudes, or patterns of behavior which hinder our wholeness and development of our full potential. Today there are several varieties of flower essence products developed from the basis of Dr. Bach’s original work.
Two of the most widely known and researched include the FES Essences produced by Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz at the Flower Essence Society of North America and the Perelandra Essences produced by Machaelle Small Wright at the Perelandra Center for Nature Research.
Flower remedies can help combat stressful, chaotic times; balance the energy centers; dispel and prevent retention and storage of trauma in the body, mind and emotions; provide excellent overall support during times of change or spiritual expansion; and safely complement all therapeutic modalities.
They can be taken orally under the tongue, placed in a glass of drinking water, used in a relaxing bath, applied topically, or blended in a dosage bottle for extended use. If you’re a “do it yourself” kind of person, or just want learn more about flower remedies and how they are used, I highly recommend Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice by Mechthild Scheffer.
To better understand both the Bach essences and the FES line, you may want to order the Flower Essence Repertory. Written By Patricia Kaminski, a founder of the Flower Essence Society of North America, this definitely is the “bible” work for those seriously interested in flower essence use and practice. Aromatherapy In brief, aromatherapy is the use of volatile plant oils, including Essential Oils, for psychological and physical well being.
Everything, including the human body, is composed of various frequencies of sound energy.
All things in nature vibrate to sound, light and color. Knowing that the human body is energy that is held together by sound, Sound Healing can correct imbalances in the body. A disease tells us that some sound within the body is out of tune. Each sound has a corresponding color.
When sound and color healing techniques are used together, particularly when they are connected with chakra balancing, the effect on the body can be profound.
Color has been used in healing since ancient times. There are many ways that it may be used to help calm and heal distressed and/or diseased people. Each color corresponds to a certain body areas or organs. For example, red is a powerful color to invoke when the patient is experiencing a blood dysfunction, whereas Orange may be called in to vitalize a sluggish kidney, etc.
A common form of color healing is for both the healer and patient to visualize the sun’s rays shining through a colored glass or filter onto the location of the discomfort or illness. Another method is for the patient to drink water that has been sitting in appropriately colored glasses.
Kinesiology is defined primarily as the use of muscle testing to identify imbalances in the body’s structural, chemical, emotional or other energy, to establish the body’s priority healing needs. There are various branches of Kinesiology. All use the basic muscle-testing principle.
Each Kinesiology very much reflects the interests and personality of its developer resulting in various techniques that follow these same ‘Muscle testing’ principles
Medical Intuition is intended to be used as a tool of intuitive insight. It traces the nature and roots of conditions that have manifested themselves in physical discomfort and disease within a client’s unique energy field. In this work there is only one expert, the client’s body.
The role of a Medical Intuitive is to pay attention to the body without censoring, questioning, analyzing or bringing any preconceived frames of reference. This work is particularly helpful for providing information regarding conditions that may have eluded traditional methods of diagnosis or comprehension.
About the author: Charles Lightwalker is a Metis shaman, author, medical intuitive, and healer.