If so, there's no need to wait for the future. All the benefits of energy medicine are available to you right now.
In fact, you can even practice Energy Medicine on your own - free of charge - to stay healthy or feel better if you are already ill.
This 3-part series on Energy Medicine will:
1. Introduce you to energy medicine - what it is and how it can help you with a wide range of physical and mental complaints.
Donna Eden's book, Energy Medicine, Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality is used as the basis for this series. There are many models of Energy Medicine - this is just one.
2. Take a look at the energy systems that impact immune function, according to the unique view presented by Eden.
3. Explore how Energy Medicine can help immune related conditions: auto-immune disorders, allergies, environmental sensitivities, chemical sensitivity, and immune-deficiency syndromes.
4. Discuss how to activate your "inner mom" to create more harmony and cooperation among your body energies.
Let's move on to part 1, an introduction to Energy Medicine
Energy medicine - what's that?
A flow of invisible, interconnected energies courses through and around your body day and night. Like the wind cannot be seen but is surely felt, these subtle energies are not apparent to most people, but their impact is undeniable.
These energies include various combinations of:
- electrical energies
- electromagnetic energies
- "subtle" energies
Illness occurs when energy flow in and around the body becomes obstructed.
Energy Medicine understands the body as this interconnected system of energies. It works directly with the body's energies to sustain health, prevent illness, and treat illness when it does occur.
A variety of modalities come within its purview. These include using the hands and the energy that flows from them, tiny needles or fingertip pressure, movement and exercise, the mind and imagination, and others. Even modern electromagnetic and imaging technologies can be seen in the context of energy medicine.
Invisible energy systems are the basis of many ancient healing arts including the traditional medical systems of China, Tibet, and India, the methods of acupuncture and acupressure, and exercises like Yoga, Tai Chi, and Chi Gong / Qigong. There are many modern applications of energy medicine too - like Touch for Health.
Donna Eden explains:
"Energy medicine is the oldest, safest, most organic, most accessible, and most affordable medicine there is."
You can learn and apply the principles of Energy Medicine on your own and at very little cost.
Or, you may choose to work with an Energy Medicine practitioner. If you do so, self-care techniques remain important, especially to support the reversal of long-standing patterns. Energy Medicine can be used to complement Western medicine or on its own.
Energy Medicine: the book
Donna Eden's book is acomprehensive guide to Energy Medicine. It is so packed with useful information that I'm on my second read, and know I will return to it again and again. It's a self-help book that shows you how to apply the techniques of Energy Medicine to yourself or use them with a partner.
Fortunately, you don't need to read the cover-to-cover. As Donna points out, if you have chronic pain, you might want to go to directly to the chronic pain chapter. If you are healthy, you may want to read just Part 1 to acquire an overview of Energy Medicine and learn a 5-minute daily energy routine to optimize your health.
The handy "How-to boxes" are like having an energy first-aid kit at your fingertips.
Donna's book is divided into three sections. Simply sharing the outline of the book's contents, I hope, will give you a good feel for the breadth, depth, and potential of Energy Medicine and how it might help you.
Part 1 - Awakening the Two-Million-Year-Old Healer Within You
This section includes Donna's background and story, an overview of Energy Medicine and energy testing, a simple 5-minute Daily Energy Routine to keep your energies "humming."
Part 2 - The Anatomy of Your Energy Body
Donna reviews - in detail - nine energy systems existing within and around the body. These include:
- Meridians - your energy transportation system
- Chakras - your body's energy stations
- Aura - contains your energy
- Electrics - connect your energy systems with one another
- Celtic weave - provides patterning that balances and strengthens your energies
- The Basic Grid - provides their foundation
- The Five Rhythms - the drummers to which you march
- Triple Warmer - the energetic arms of your immune system, along with the Radiant Circuits
- Radiant Circuits - the energetic arms of your immune system, along with the Triple Warmer
Part 3 - Weaving It All Together
If that all seems like a lot, don't worry. Remember, you don't need to read the entire book - you can zoom in on what's useful for you. Plus, in Part 3, Donna shows us how to weave it all together.
This section focuses on how to overcome illness and pain, including a step-by-step strategy for getting well and energy techniques for relieving pain. Donna also touches on optimizing electromagnetic environments and setting your habit field.
Energy Medicine how-to's:
Interspersed throughout are 33 "How-to Boxes" - short, simple-to-use, practical guides that address an assortment of common body-mind complaints, for example:
- How To Get Your Kids Out of Bed in the Morning
- How To Release Neck and Shoulder Tension
- How To Rid Yourself of an Allergy Headache
- How to Overcome Digestive Problems
- How to Keep Your Memory Sharp
- How to Relieve Lower Back Pain
- How to Feel Joyful More of the Time
Success depends on you
Energy Medicine is not a miracle cure - although miracles do occur in all systems of medicine. It is an empowering and systematic way to work with the body's energies to stay well or feel better. I highly recommend this priceless self-help guide to anyone who is open to new possibilities.
Like all self-help approaches, its success lies in direct proportion to your own willingness, determination, and regular use of the techniques. But the process doesn't have to be full of struggle by any means! These techniques are fun, empowering, and energizing.
Energy Medicine series: part 2
In Part 2 of this series on Energy Medicine, I look at Donna's approach to working with a wacky immune system and how this relates to auto-immune disorders, allergies, environmental sensitivities, chemical sensitivity, and immune-deficiency syndromes. I am fascinated by Donna's unique presentation of the "energetic arms of the immune system" - which differs somewhat from the traditional interpretation in Chinese Medicine.
Please be aware that I am not a medical practitioner nor offering medical advice. I am only sharing research and information on approaches that have worked for me. Also, I am not receiving compensation for recommending this book.
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