The laying on of hands, also known as energy healing, energy therapy, bio-energy therapy, bio-field therapy and energy work, promotes healing by enhancing the energy flow and correcting disturbances in the human aura that surrounds the body. This improvement of the flow of aura’s energy supports the self-healing capacity of the body.
The laying on of hands is an old healing modality that is making its way back into our lives in a revival of ancient understandings. All around the world people is learning how to sense energy, move their energy and they are rediscovering energy healing therapies.
The application of energy fields for healing, implies the generation of a magnetic field strong enough to produce changes in the body without harming it, and that field should be refined enough to treat specific illness, because treating the aura with a large frequency spectrum is not enough.
Vibration healing or the laying on of hands can restore people to a state of health and harmony in four planes:
* And spiritually
Is there any other kind of healing?
No there is not! Everything that exists is energy, so every healing involves energy although most healing methods are only focused on the physical level.
Energy healing works over the energetic level of our being, and from there it influences the physical, emotional, mental and the spiritual level.
Energy healing is then a holistic healing method, because it addresses the energy of which the body mind and emotions are composed, complementing and supporting the other healing methods.
The vibration healers treat people by using pure energy that affects the energetic system acting as a type of wave-guide to redirect or realign the affected subtle energies.
Energy healing and energy medicine
Energy healing works through the laying on of hands, and is only part of a wider field called Energy Medicine that uses crystals, herbs, sound or mind control.
All of them work over vibratory patterns which influence the energetic patters at work in the physiology
Some healers like to employ crystals or other tools to produce energy healing, but energy healing if more often produced by the interaction of the healee with the healer in the energetic level. (Excellent references on energy medicine are Richard Gerber’s Vibration Medicine and James Oschman’s Energy Medicine.)
The human energy fields
The physical body that we see in a mirror is not the only one that we have; we also have an energy field that surrounds us named The Aura. The physical body is our most dense expression of energy, and we also have many other bodies sometimes called the subtle bodies
There are many different descriptions of our aura, but most of them describe it as having different layers.
There are also other important energy centers named the chakras where important exchanges of energy take place and that are also influenced by the energy healing.
What science says about energy healing
On the western civilization knowledge is acquired through the “trial and error method” or the “scientific method” but this is not the only way of gaining knowledge or maybe I should say that the “scientific method” only gains knowledge through the information that our senses provide us, but there are other ways of gaining knowledge that eastern civilization believe to be equally valid.
“Scientific method” can only prove what we can perceive through one or more of our five senses (“seeing is believing” we say), but there are those who are able to perceive through higher sense perception
But it has also being found that the observer affects the object of observation through the act of observing, so there must be something that happens in some other kind of energy field that our scientific do not accept as real by now.
And modern science is making every day discoveries about new healing methods that are consistent with the idea of influencing the human energy field with other energies (sound, heat, etc.)
Undoubtedly very few scientists will accept the idea of energy healing, but there are beginning to be some researches that indicate that healing does have an effect. Herewith I will mention only one, but you can read about the others below in the References.
A scientific experiment
The following experiment proved that therapists practicing non-contact healing methods are able to induce significant changes in the energy field of blindfolded test subjects.
An individual was isolated behind a divider and a conductivity (or Kirlian) image was taken of his finger.
The practitioner drew a card on which the word “brighter” was written (he was the only one in the room to see the card), then he proceeded to move his hands around the test subject without touching him, in attempt to make the conductivity image of the test subject brighter
Then another image was taken after 3 minutes of attempting to increase conductivity.
The photos clearly indicated that the practitioner successfully increased the energy when he attempted to do it, and then decreased the brightness of the test subject conductivity without touching him when he was instructed to do so.
The brighter and smoother images observed after the experiment not only indicated that the test subject’s energy changed, but also that an effective therapy was administered.
NOTE: If you want more information about this experiment you can find it at the CHI Institute (look on the web for chiexplorer
What does the science know about the human body’s energy fields?
These energy fields are quite measurable and there is strong evidence that known biophysical mechanisms can account for the observed phenomena.
All of us know that the human body has some electric fields that can be measured with techniques as EMG, EEG and EKG, ant that electrical signals are produced and received by the body.
In 1963 at Syracuce University it was also reported the first measurement of the magnetic field of the human heart, and in 1971 a superconducting magnetometer named SQUID was used to measure the Brain’s magnetic field.
In 1991 Seto and colleagues measured the magnetic field between the hands of healers and was established to be less than 1% or the heart’s magnetic field. And if the heart magnetic field can regulate biological functions it is certainly feasible that the magnetic field coming out from the hands of the healers might also influence biological functions.
In 1989 Del Guiudice verified the existence of the Josephson junction, a superconducting semiconductor present in the living tissue
In 1993 McCraty discovered that the DNA acts as a superconducting magnetic field detector, able through the Hall Effect to detect and produce magnetic signals, and to act as a signal amplifier.
Thus the modern science has discovered many mechanisms by which it is possible for healers to produce magnetic and electric healing energy to influence the patients. (Those who want more information about this matter can read “The Scientific Basis of Energy Medicine” written by James L. Oschman in 1998)
What does the healee feel?
After an energy healing session, the healer can experience significant and substantial shifts in mind, body and spirit.
He can either experience a reduction or elimination of the symptoms, or a sense of love, acceptance and deep letting go.
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