THE ENERGY SYSTEM
There is an invisible energy that surrounds,
flows and extends from the human body. This energy or life
force (chi in the Orient, prana in India) is essential for
body function and life itself.
The body's energy system is composed of three major parts;
the energy field (aura), the energy centers (chakras) and
the energy tracks/pathways (meridians). The energy field surrounds
the physical body, the energy centers are located at various
locations in the energy field and feed the energy field and
the energy is kept moving through the body along the energy
pathways like a system of rivers and streams to nourish the
energy field and the physical body.
The movement of energy can become weakened or blocked due
to stress or injury. Acupuncturists access the energy system
by needling points along the energy tracks (meridians). Energy
therapies such as Reiki, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch,
to name a few; use a non-invasive method of affecting the
balance and flow of energy to assist the body's effort to
The energy practitioner helps to direct energy along the
body's natural pathways to untangle energy knots caused by
physical and emotional stress and restore the free flow of
energy. The energy system is the body's barometer for the
state of wellness serving as an early warning sign of oncoming
illness. Before physical, emotional and/or mental conditions
appear, the energy system can reveal disturbances that are
indicators of disease or pain. Energy treatments can help
prevent the manifestation of illness by maintaining the free
flow of energy around and through the body.
The gentle approach of energy therapies is completely safe
for young and old alike in any state of health. Also it does
not require that the person receiving the treatment believe
in the benefits of the treatment in order for it to be effective.
What are the benefits? Energy treatment usually evokes the
relaxation response in the client, additionally, the client
may experience relief of pain, reduction in anxiety and stress,
acceleration of wound healing and the treatment may also boost
the immune system.