Their many types of energy healing — I can’t possibly list them all here.

My goal here is to give very brief overviews of some of the more widely known kinds.

1. Acupuncture/Acupressure

Acupuncture and acupressure are part of an ancient and sophisticated system of therapies based on a non-Western model of the body. They work to balance chi/ki/qi as it flows through the body’s meridian system.

You can get a brief overview of acupuncture here.

2. Brennan Healing Science®

Barbara Brennan is a well-known author and teacher of energy medicine with a well-established school in Florida. Learn more about Brennan Healing Science here.

3. Bioenergy Healing/Domancic Method

The Domancic Method of Bioenergy Healing offers a simple and structured approach.

Focusing on empowering the immune system, it aims to jumpstart a person’s own healing mechanisms and affirms that it can help any condition. Their website is very thorough, and “Think About It,” a 50-minute video about the method, is worth watching.

4. Chakra Healing

Chakra healing is a general term for energy healing that works with the chakra system. The chakras are a key part of our energy system, so many types of energy healing incorporate some form of chakra work.

You can learn about chakras and chakra healing and balancing in my book, Chakra Care: Do-It-Yourself Energy Healing for a More Joyful, Loving, Fruitful Life, which I wrote to help people understand and work with their own chakras.

Chakra Care has over 500 down-to-earth activities and exercises that you can use to balance, nurture and heal your own chakras. It’s practical and readable, and I encourage you to click here to see how it can benefit you and your life.

5. Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine

Donna Eden is one of the world’s most widely respected healers and a pioneer in bringing the methods of energy medicine to the public. Learn more about Donna Eden’s very accessible form of energy healing here.

6. EFT/Emotional Freedom Techniques®

EFT, or Emotional Freedom Techniques®, is one of the easily learned, meridian-based types of energy healing. It combines needle-free acupuncture with mind-body medicine. Learn more about Emotional Freedom Techniques® here.

7. Energy-Focused Bodywork

The body is often overlooked as part of the energy system. However, everything is energy, and this means that the body is energy, too.

All bodywork (massage) has an impact on your energy, but some kinds are intentional about it. Lomi, Trager, shiatsu, and craniosacral therapy are examples of some that consciously work with subtle energy.

8. Healing Touch

Healing Touch (HT) came out of the licensed nursing community in the U.S. in the 1980s. There are many HT practitioners in the U.S., and the well-developed HT community holds them to high standards.

9. Laura Alden Kamm

Laura Alden Kamm is an expert in intuition, intuitive development, and using intuition for healing. Learn more about Laura Alden Kamm here.

10. Polarity Therapy

Polarity Therapy, developed by Dr. Randolph Stone, DO, DC, ND (1890-1981), is based upon the energetic principles of attraction, repulsion, and neutrality.

Like many types of energy work, Polarity Therapy seeks to find blockages, release energy to normal flow patterns and maintain the bio-energetic field in an open, flexible state.

PT can involve diet, exercise, and self-awareness as well as energy-based bodywork that works with three main currents of energy.

11. Pranic Healing

Pranic Healing developed and taught by Master Choa Kok Sui, this kind of energy work uses prana or life energy to cure physical ailments. Its basic principle seems to be cleansing the body of “dirty” energy and replacing it with prana.

12. Quantum Touch®

Quantum Touch has a special focus on using the practitioner’s breath to intensify the treatment.

Practitioners cultivate their own energy and entrain the client’s energy to this higher (healthier) level. Learn more about Quantum Touch here.

13. Reiki

Perhaps the most widely known form of energy work, Reiki is easy to learn and do but can have powerful effects.

14. Restorative Touch™

Restorative Touch™ is a unique and powerful form of energy work that works on a resonance model to “support health, healing, and spiritual evolution.”

Practitioners are highly trained and held to high standards via strict certification and licensing processes. Learn more about Restorative Touch™ here. (Full disclosure: My own work is highly influenced by Restorative Touch™.)
Restorative Touch™ is a trademark and service mark owned by the Vibrational Health Institute.

15. Shamanic Healing

Shamanic healers conduct energy from the spiritual realm, calling upon spiritual helpers such as power animals or other spiritual forces. Shamanic work is used to treat a range of emotional and physical illnesses.

16. ThetaHealing™

The ThetaHealing website describes this technique as focusing on thought and prayer, relying on God/Source to do the actual healing.

As described by practitioner Donald Simon, the practitioner goes into a theta brain wave state (deep meditative), asks for assistance from God (or Source) and then witnesses the healing.

ThetaHealing holds that instantaneous physical and emotional shifts are possible. Learn more here.


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