Energy Healing Therapy

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Energy Healing Therapy is the channeling of healing energy through the hands of a practitioner into the client’s body to restore a normal energy balance and therefore, health. (Nahin, 2009) Energy healing therapy has been used to treat a wide variety of aliments and health problems, and is often used in conjunction with other alternative and conventional medical treatments. Such treatments that use energy healing techniques are Therapeutic Touch, Polarity Therapy and Reiki; Qigong, Breema and Yoga; Aromatherapy and Electromagnetic Therapies. Each one expands on positive and negative energy patterns emitted from a client’s body (their aura). Historic Origin Energy healing therapy has been around since the 17th century. (Longhran 2000) Reiki is the oldest of the energy healing therapies which was developed in Japan. It was brought to the United States in 1937. (Stein, 1995) Most of the energy therapies were developed in the 1900’s. As a practitioner uses techniques on their client’s some changes are made to develop their own techniques depending on what is in the best interest for the client. (Longhran, 2000) Reasons for Use Energy healing therapy has been used in various cultures for religious ceremonies and medical purposes. It can be used for anything from stress reduction, anxiety, depression and fatigue, relief from cold or flu, and pain management, to minimizing the side effects from medical treatments or symptoms of chronic illnesses. Some seek energy therapy to maintain balance of mind, body and spirit. Also according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can also be relieved. Practitioners believe that most of these issues are re... ... middle of paper ... ...ner growth. New York: Marlowe & Company Good, R. Diagnosis Review Committee Report. International Journal of Nursing Terminologies and Classifications 15.2 (2004): 59+. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 6 Feb 2011 Longhran, JK., & Bull, R. (2000). Aromatherapy & subtle energy techniques. Berkeley, California: Frog, Ltd Nahin, RL., Barnes PM., Stussman BJ., Bloom B. (2009). Costs of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and frequency of visits to CAM practitioners: United States, 2007. National Health Statistics Reports,no.18. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2009 National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. National Institutes of Health, February 4, 2011. Web. 6 Feb 2011. Stein, D. (1995). Essential reiki: a complete guide to an ancient healing art. Berkeley: Crossing Press

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