Energy Medicine has been practiced for centuries by many cultures around the world. In Western Medicine we are more familiar with the use of
energy as a diagnostic tool, for example X-rays, MRIs, and EKGs. This is only one portion of the domain of Energy Medicine.
Any intervention with a living system involves energy in one form or another. Energy is an integral part of our bodies.
We are infused with a subtle form of energy called the biofield. The biofield is a matrix of subtle electromagnetic fields that
flow within, outside, and around the human body.
The biofield is known under different names in different cultures. Perhaps we are most familiar with the concept of qi in
traditional Chinese medicine and doshas in Ayurvedic medicine. Illness results from disturbances of the biofield.
Different practitioners work with different components of the energy system (aura, chakra, meridian) to effect change and promote health.
Healing Touch is a form of energy work endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association.
Healing Touch is a holistic energy therapy that emphasizes compassionate, heart-centered care in which the Healing Touch provider and
client are equal partners in facilitating health and healing. Healing Touch providers use gentle, non-invasive touch to influence and
support the human energy system within and surrounding the body.
The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony, energy and balance within the human energy system.
This goal supports the client's self-healing process of becoming whole in body, mind, emotion and spirit.
Healing Touch complements conventional health care and is also used in collaboration with other approaches to health and healing.
Quartz crystals are a form of Vibrational Medicine.
Clear quartz crystals vibrate at the frequency of water and are used like a laser (i.e. Tens-Cam).
The crystals help heal soft tissue problems. For more information, see "Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies" by Richard Gerber.