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Energy Work Definitons


“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” 


Those who have had success with energy healing believe that the treatments work by manipulating the energy that pulsates in and around all living beings. Energetic intervention by a practitioner, either through the hands or other methods, can serve to correct imbalances in energy flow, restore symmetry, and re-establish the free flow of energy through the body's energy pathways. These pathways are known in energy healing as channels (Meridians), chakras, and etheric levels.  

Channels. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, shiatsu, and other acupressure systems, energy flows through a person's body via various acupoints that are organized into channels, or meridians. The meridian system contains several hundred points that can be manipulated to promote energy balance in parts of the body that experience discomfort or disease. Although Western science has been able to measure the existence of the acupoints using their electrical properties, researchers are still investigating ways to measure the groupings of points in the meridian channels. Studies have shown that stimulating acupoints can release chemical messengers in the body, including endorphins, the body's natural painkillers.  

Chakras. In Indian or Ayurvedic medicine it is believed that the body's vital energy flows up from the feet to the top of the head and concentrates at different levels in the body called chakras. Maps of the body's chakras generally show seven major chakras along the centerline of the body, and multiple minor chakras outside the body and along the extremities. The state of each chakra reflects the health of a particular area of your body. It also reflects your psychological, emotional, and spiritual well-being. When chakra energy is blocked or misdirected, emotional and physical illness can arise.  

Etheric levels. According to energy healing, just above the skin's surface, the human energy field is divided into so-called etheric levels. Each of these levels is three dimensional and envelops the body like a sheath or shell. The levels closest to the body are the physical, emotional, and mental. The physical level is linked to vitality and is the one most easily seen in a person's aura. The emotional level contains the energy associated with both positive and negative emotions. Because physical and emotional energies are interconnected, emotions can have a profound effect on how the body functions. The third level is the mental field and contains energy associated with thought, conceptualization, rationalization, and interpretation of events. Energy from this layer surrounds and interfaces with the emotional level, intensifying the relationship between thoughts and feelings.


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