Energy Healing, What is it?
Energy medicine is identified by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) in the United States as one of five natural healing modalities. However, theories and approaches vary among practitioners. More mainstream medical specialists are giving credence to various forms of energy healing. This is a modality that needs to be researched and experienced by individuals in order to make the decision if it is a viable route of healing for them
No ethical energy healer would recommend ignoring medical advice and treatment when it is necessary. Energy healing is most often used as a complimentary approach to healing, rather than as an alternative to medical care.
My First Experience with Healing
When I was about 27 years old and mother of six young children, I had a kitchen fire and severely burned my foot. I was in the hospital for about ten days with a dangerous infection. I spent several months in pain with an itchy ugly thick scar covering the entire top of my right foot. A friend told me about her sister who was learning foot reflexology. I had never heard of foot reflexology, but as she was just learning it, she agreed to come to my home for a very small fee to practice on my feet.
She had to be extremely careful with my right foot, since the top was still very tender and covered with a scar that was about an inch thick. After massaging my feet using the traditional chinese technique for foot reflexology, she put her hands around my feet (without touching them) and proceeded to do something I had never experienced. She just held her hands circled around each foot. The foot with the recovering burn on it, began to feel like someone was pulling on it, even though she was not touching it at all. The pulling feeling was so strong that my foot actually arched and pointed, reaching towards her. After finishing the session, I looked at my foot. I could hardly believe what I saw. I looked at her, looked at my foot again, and then said, "Do you see what I see?" She said, "Yes, I don't know what to think." Remember, she was a student and just learning about this herself. To simply explain what I saw, the thick ugly scar tissue was thin. The scar was still a bit discolored, but the thickness had actually disappeared right before my eyes.
Now being the scientific thinker that I am, I did not believe anything magical had happened. Whatever she had done, or God had done through her, had simply made the liquid in the scar dissipate back into my system. The amazing thing was that it never became thick again. The only time you can tell that my foot was burned is if I have been barefoot in the sun and I get a tan. The scared part of the skin does not tan.
That was only the beginning of my learning about natural healing. I personally have had some amazing unexpected experiences. However, I am not claiming that it works for all situations and for all people.
On a very personal note, I attribute all healing to a divine power, and my personal goal is to merely be a helper to assist in the healing process.