What is Energy Medicine?


Generally speaking, energy medicine consists of therapies that address the human biofield. The biofield is comprised of subtle energies that are not yet measurable by current scientific methods (magnetic, electric, vibrational, acoustic and gravitational). Biofield therapy seeks to heal the body by correcting these energy imbalances.

The concept behind energy healing is that a healthy body has an uninterrupted flow of energy throughout the whole system. The body is believed to become diseased when this energy becomes distorted or depleted. Energy healing treatments are based on the belief that these disturbances can be corrected with a light touch from a practitioner.

There are a wide variety of practices that fall under the umbrella of energy medicine. Acupuncture, acupressure, Bowen Technique, Eden Energy Medicine, Feldenkrais Method, Healing Touch, Heilkunst, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques, Polarity Therapy and Rolfing are a few examples. The main premise is that the body and mind are infused with a subtle life force energy called Qi, Chi, Prana, Innate Intelligence, Universal Energy, Mana, Pneuma or the Odic force.

During energy healing sessions, the healer places their hands over the patient’s body to sense energy blockages and to direct or strengthen the flow of this energy to promote health. Intention is often considered part of the healing process as well. Studies have shown that the use of EM reduces stress, pain and improves quality of life [140]. At Roots & Wings we use a combination of modalities to create a unique session for each client including reiki, PEMF knee therapy and qigong movements. These techniques provide our clients with tools that they can do at home to maintain their wellness.