Energy healing combines ageless wisdom with the most contemporary insights of quantum physics. Energy healing begins with the recognition that human beings are surrounded and inter-penetrated by an electromagnetic energy field. This energy field is often referred to as an aura--a bubble of latticework lines filled with swirling colored waves. The aura of a healthy body has a dynamic, harmonious flow of energy. Less healthy auras lack this coherence and often show blocks, breaks, and tears in the energy field.
Energy healing works to re-establish the harmonious flow of human energy. The electromagnetic resonances created between healer and client have been shown to boost DHEA (the "antiaging" hormone) and reduce cortisol (the "stress" hormone) levels, among many other benefits to health. Energy healing balances the left and right sides of the brain, and helps induce the alpha and theta brain waves created during meditation. Rather than a substitute for traditional medical approaches, energy healing complements allopathic treatments and medications.
To phrase it in terms of quantum physics, the energy healer works on the sub-atomic field of the body, manipulating the energy so the client can find their way back to wellness. It's a vibrational medicine model based on Einsteinian rather than Newtonian physics. According to Mehmet Oz, M.D., director of the Cardiovascular Institute at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, "the next big frontier in medicine is energy medicine."
While energy healing is in sync with the latest scientific discoveries, it also reflects centuries of wisdom from different cultures around the world. Fifteen-thousand-year-old cave paintings in the Pyrenees show laying on of hands to help the sick. Rock carvings in ancient Egypt from 2700 BC show the same. Energy healing was used in the Aesculapian temples of ancient Greece, by people in Biblical times, and by Norwegian, French, and British kings, who used the "Royal Touch" to heal their subjects.
Please note that energy healing is not intended to replace but rather to complement traditional health care treatments as part of an overall wellness plan.