Spiritual Healing refers to a myriad of forms of vibrational and energy healing. Instead of using pharmaceutical pills or drugs, a spiritual healer administers touch and energy by channeling and manipulating spiritual energy. The whole principle of spiritual healing is that we are all more than our physical body and that illnesses start in our field of energy and eventually manifest as a disease when left untreated. Spiritual healers believe that by changing the individual’s spiritual energy flow, they can help to heal the individual and bring them back to wellness.
There are many types of spiritual energy and many forms of spiritual healing, however, some of the most common include contact hands-on healing treatments, distant healing, crystal healing, qigong, reiki, esoteric healing, pranic healing and therapeutic touch. Spiritual healers support the “patient” and help them to heal themselves by removing blockages in the energy flow.
Developed in the early 20th century by a Japanese Buddhist, reiki practitioners practice a form of hands-on healing, involving placing the hands over or onto the body so that healing energy can be transferred from their hands to the patient. When the energy enters the patient’s body, it travels to the spot where it is most needed.
This form of spiritual healing is practiced to retain the balance of the energy and physical bodies. It involves coordinated body movements and posture together with meditation and breathing to stimulate good health.
This healing practice is carried out by practitioners who are sensitive to the energy field surrounding the patient’s body, feeling its state and manipulating or helping it to heal by removing any blockages.
This Japanese bodywork treatment is based on Chinese traditional medicine, using massage with the palms, feet, and thumbs as well as finger pressure. It brings the flow of chi within the body in harmony with itself.
This healing modality works with chi or prana energy in order to heal illnesses and physical conditions. Similar to acupuncture and yoga it treats the energy field and, in turn, the physical body.
This healing form uses living stones and crystals to bring energies to the patient’s body to promote healing or to imbue the mind and body with particular traits. Crystals are said to resonate with various chakras which link the etheric body with the physical one, opening the chakras to balance the whole system. They can also turn lower energy into a higher vibrational energy to improve health. Crystals may be placed onto areas of the patient’s body, worn or carried.
There are many types of spiritual healing, and while none can guarantee a complete return to full health, many people find relief from the conditions that they are suffering from. Although doctors in Western medicine are not yet convinced of the benefits of all forms of spiritual healing, it is clear that in many cases using spiritual energy as a healing modality has helped some patients to improve their health and their quality of life.