What is Energy medicine?


Energy Medicine has been used and studied by many cultures around the world for thousands of years. Ancient cultures have used various modalities based on the energy system to help the body heal itself. The belief is, that stimulating the bodies energy system’s helps energy(life-force) flow more freely through the body which increases circulation, removes blockages and prevents stagnation, which then brings health and vitality to the whole body. These modalities are becoming more and more recognized in the western culture where energy medicine is considered a complimentary form of health care.


Conventional medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissue and organs. Energy Medicine, at it’s foundation, focuses on the energy fields of the body that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissue and organs. Changing impaired energy patterns may be the most efficient, least invasive way to improve the vitality of organs, cells and psyche.
— David Feinstein, PhD


There are many different forms of energy medicine. Here are a few of the more well known systems and modalities.

~ The Chakra system is the energy transmission centers of the body and are first described in ancient Hindu texts dating back to circa 600 B.C.

*In the Hindu culture the name for vital energy is Prana.

~ Meridians are the energy road maps of the body and are what Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on and used in acupuncture, acupressure, shiatsu and reflexology that dates back to 2000-3000 years ago.

*The word for life force energy in TCM is Chi(Qi).

~ Reiki is a traditional Japanese form of energy healing that dates back to the beginning of the 20th century.

*In Japan, energy is called Ki and it’s from this word that reiki was named.

~ Hands on Healing is when a practitioner channels energy through their own hands to another being. This has been practiced for thousands of years in cultures all around the world.

~ Tai Chi and Chi Gong are a series of exercises and breathing techniques that help the body relax and energize.

~ Homeopathy is medicine, usually in pill or pellet form containing substances extracted from plants, animals or minerals that resonate with the body's life force and stimulate it to restore health and well-being. 

~ Flower Remedies are sun-infused solutions that hold a flowers' vibrational imprint. The remedies restore balance to the body, mind, and spirit, particularly specializing in emotions and attitudes, which have a powerful influence on health.

Some of these require direct physical contact with the body, such as acupuncture, shiatsu, reiki and hands on healing, while others are taken into the body orally in various forms, such as homeopathy and flower remedies. 

Our life force or energy is essential to our health and wellbeing. When the energy in our body is flowing freely, we feel healthy, strong and full of energy. We feel more confident and are able to take on the challenges in our lives with more ease and creativity. When the energy in our body is depleted, we feel weaker, more susceptible to illness and have great difficulty managing our lives. I want to invite you to be open to the idea that the human energy field is directly connected to our health and wellbeing.

Energy Medicine is true and effective healing of the future with ancient roots and wisdom.

In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.
— Albert Szent-Györgyi, MD