Energy Medicine: What’s your vibe?
Woo woo or woo HOO?! The holistic practice of energy medicine, popular in Eastern culture previously raised an eyebrow or two. Skepticism resides in part because of celebrity fondness for the wellness trend of the minute. (Think Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop series; Jennifer Aniston finding vibrations in flower essences; Michael Phelps being covered in cupping marks.) Plus, there’s been a lot of confusion about what energy medicine actually entails.
We’re here to explain.
Energy Medicine Defined
What is energy medicine? According to Health.com, it is the act of channeling and manipulating the energy that courses through your body in order to heal it. Popular energy healing modalities include the wellbeing practices of reiki, acupuncture, aromatherapy, sound baths, crystals…the list goes on and on.
Reiki healer Lisa Biagetti shows what happens in a reiki session.
Wherein lies the future of medicine? As we continue to seek balance, it lies somewhere between Eastern and Western medicine. One resides in preventive practices while the other resides in illness remedy. We need to respect and adhere to these age old practices to fuel our current everyday habits.
Energy Medicine Roundup
We’re already beginning to see an increase in energy medicine modalities. For example, reiki is now readily available in select prestigious US hospitals. As medical and wellness experts confirm the effectiveness of energy healing, a lineup of tools and technologies to optimize human energy fields have hit the market.
Kansa wand: This Ayurvedic skincare tool massages the face to stimulate circulation while also balancing the doshas and chakras.
Oska Wellness: This portable medical device uses pulsed electromagnetic fields to relieve body pain.
Bio-Well: This device “measures the state of a person’s energy field and produces an accurate assessment analysis of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual conditions.”
Red and infrared LED light therapy devices in everything from skincare and anti-aging to joint pain and inflammation relief. The medical-grade light therapy treatments are available to everyday consumer, as well as spas, salons and health clinics.
Reiki and Acupuncture in the Age of Covid
In the midst of the COVID-19, practices like Quantum Reiki and virtual acupuncture to find wellbeing and relaxation grow in popularity. Looking to increase your physical health and emotional wellbeing? We suggest adding energy medicine to the top of your wellness list. These articles from Spafinder explain several popular energy medicine modalities.