The Future of Medicine: Emotional Energetic Healing is Available Now
Albert Einstein said, “Everything is energy.” We need to take that statement to heart and realize that energy medicine is very old and also very new. Whether we are using traditional forms like acupuncture, tai chi, reiki or applications such as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), magnetic therapy, vibrational or music therapy, working with the human energetic system to create wellness is a valued practice that produces tangible results.
We now know that the field of energy medicine involving energy fields is based on the fundamental idea that all physical objects and psychological processes are expressions of energy. Therefore, all living bodies are believed to be infused with a “subtle energy” or life force. This life force is known by a variety of terms, depending on the culture. In traditional Chinese medicine it’s called “chi,” in the Judeo-Christian tradition it’s called “spirit” and in Ayurvedic medicine it’s represented in the “doshas.” What the ancients recognized, science is now proving.
Candace Pert, PhD, is one researcher who has significantly contributed to the legitimate study of mind-body medicine. Dr. Pert feels that “most psychologists treat the mind as disembodied, a phenomenon with little or no connection to the physical body. Conversely, most physicians treat the body with no regard to the mind or emotions. But the body and mind are not separate, and we cannot treat one without the other.” In Dr. Pert’s book, Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine, she explains how a class of proteins called peptides (including endorphins) act as a nervous system, delivering information throughout the body. Her theory is that the surface of each cell is covered with receptors for specific peptides. These free- floating molecules function as messengers. When we have a specific emotion, a cascade of peptides is released and influences our body.
It’s because of the emotion- modulating peptides that an embarrassing thought can cause blood vessels to dilate and turn your face red. In the same way, the molecules of emotion can mobilize immune cells to destroy an incipient tumor. Techniques like meditation or visualization may also act as forces to put those molecules into action.
So, if emotions alter the functioning of the body, how do we experience healing by addressing subconscious negative emotional patterns that may have been learned through negative experiences in childhood? This is the topic of a cutting-edge documentary on mind-body medicine entitled E-Motion.
In the documentary, leaders in the field of energetic medicine explore the connection between our emotions, body and health. Taking into account that the subconscious mind is one thousand times more powerful than the conscious mind, we’re likely to wonder: What actually controls the subconscious mind? The answer is: unresolved emotions.
When we have traumatic perceptions buried in our subconscious mind, these emotional memories – when triggered – will cause a reaction in the body that sets off a cascade of stress hormones, thereby altering our actual physiology.
You might wonder how these negative perceptions are creating – by our thoughts, because thoughts create emotions. And when we feel an emotion strongly enough, it will become trapped and disrupt the energy field of the body. Anger, aggression, depression – these negative emotions will lodge themselves in the body and are the leading cause of physical pain.
Dr. Joseph Mercola says, “…those suffering from depression will often experience chest pains, even when there’s nothing physically wrong with their heart. Extreme grief can also have a devastating impact – you’ve heard the saying, ‘…died from a broken heart.’ In the days after losing a loved one, your risk of suffering a heart attack shoots up by 21 times!”
Your subconscious mind simply cannot tell the difference between an actual experience that triggers an emotional response, and an emotion fabricated through thoughts alone. The fact that you can activate your body’s stress response simply by thinking negative thoughts means that you wield tremendous power over your physical state in every moment. Also, it means that you can literally manifest diseases or healing because of what you choose to think and talk about.
Needless to say, in order to enjoy vibrant health, it’s vitally important to release emotional baggage.
Here are some tips:
- Remember that your mind is the key to healing.
- Slow down when you feel a negative emotion arise and acknowledge it, then use the tools to release it.
- Practice EFT. By doing so, we short-circuit damaging energetic patterns from taking hold within our bodies.
- Get clear about your purpose. One way to discover your calling is to answer the question, “If I weren’t afraid, I would…”
- Engage in a regular water fast to clear problem emotions from the body.
- And lastly, never underestimate the healing power of gratitude and self-love.
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- Mercola, Joseph. Effortless Healing – 9 Simple Ways to Sidestep Illness, Shed Excess Weight, and Help Your Body Fix Itself. Random House. 2015