Energy Healing

by Deborah King - 
“A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.”  --Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote these words in the early nineteenth century but it has taken the Western medical community some time to catch up.

The idea that the mind plays an important part in the health of the body, however is fast gaining acceptance in our empirically-oriented society.

A recent study conducted by the East Tennessee State University Chattanooga Family Practice Residency Program found that more and more medical practitioners accept and encourage the role that alternative medicines and therapies play in healing. 

In a survey conducted through that study, it was found that sixty-five percent of physicians had prescribed at least one form of complementary or alternative therapy for their patients.

About thirty-three percent had undergone some form of alternative therapy themselves.

It was also found that doctors who had been practicing for ten or less years were more likely to view alternative medicine as viable and valuable.

This step in the right direction is due to more exposure to alternative forms of healing and a greater awareness of patient needs.

Hawthorne’s observation that physical disorders were symptomatic of spiritual ailments is central to the concept of energy healing. 

When our life forces or energy fields are out of balance, physical illness can ensue. 

Energy healing seeks to use positive energy to create a better balance within the body. Also inherent in energy healing is the idea that all energy fields are interconnected.

This allows energy healing practitioners to send energy to their patients, thus creating a more balanced and positive energy field. Energy healing can even be done from thousands of miles away.

Perhaps one of the most prominent forms of energy healing is prayer. 

Paul Parker, a professor of theology at Elmhurst College, says: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism – every religion believes in prayer for healing.

Some call it prayer, some call it cleansing the mind. The words or posture may vary. But in times of illness, all religions look towards their source of authority.

While Eastern and Western philosophies can seem like polar opposites, they do in fact, have much in common. Energy healing is now becoming more accepted by mainstream science.


by Deborah King

The Energy Field - This energy, or life force, flows through and connects everyone. Because the energy field connects everyone, individuals are, of course, affected by energies and events outside themselves. 

Affirmations and Visualization - Energy healing seeks to restore balance and harmony amongst the chakras, thus restoring us to health or opening our bodies to the possibility of healing.

Healing vs. Curing - While the words healing and curing are often used synonymously, they are, in fact, very different

The Role of Chakras in Energy Healing - The word chakra comes from the Sanskrit meaning "wheel." The Vedas, a collection of written texts sacred to Hindus, also used chakra as a metaphor for the sun. 

Root Chakra - When the root chakra is balanced, people typically experience boundless energy. Having an “open” root chakra tends to create a feeling of being “grounded” or connected and full of good health. 

Sacral Chakra - A healthy, balanced sacral chakra promotes sexual fulfillment, fluidity, willingness to accept change, emotional depth, creativity, and loyalty.

Solar Plexus Chakra - A strong balanced solar plexus chakra manifests itself in healthy expression, intelligence, self-respect, spontaneity, relaxation, personal power, and the ability to tackle new situations and handle change

The Heart Chakra - This chakra’s energy is associated very closely with self-acceptance. Also integral to the energy of the heart chakra is acceptance of the past: a balanced chakra creates a willingness to forgive. 

Throat Chakra - The throat chakra is also heavily linked to inspiration and creativity. People who have a balanced fifth chakra tend to be content and centered.

Brow Chakra - The brow chakra, or ajna, is also known as the third eye. This mystical-sounding chakra is, in fact, associated with intuition and psychic powers. 

Crown Chakra - The crown chakra is located atop the head and is our connection the greater world, both physical and spiritual. 

Journal Writing - Journal writing can be very therapeutic for a wide range of ailments, both physical and mental. Journaling allows you to process negative thoughts and discard them.

About Author: Deborah King - Spiritual teacher, health and wellness expert and New York Times best-selling author Deborah King was a successful attorney in her 20s when a diagnosis of cancer sent her on a search for truth that radically changed her life. Unwilling to undergo invasive surgery, she turned to alternative medicine and had an amazing remission. Along the way, she conquered the alcohol and drug addictions she had used to bury an abusive childhood. Leaving the corporate arena for the world of energy medicine, Deborah mastered ancient and modern healing systems, ultimately developing a powerful healing technique of her own. She has since gone on to develop LifeForce Energy Healing and Coaching courses that both teach and transform. Her New York Times best-selling Be Your Own Shaman and Truth Heals take you behind the scenes and into the world of energy medicine. Her newest book, Entangled in Darkness: Seeking the Light, takes you around the world exploring the path of enlightenment. Deborah is featured regularly in broadcast, online and print media. She makes frequent appearances on national TV, is regularly featured in The Huffington Post and Psychology Today and has a popular weekly show on®. W magazine calls Deborah’s work “electrifying!”

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