Energy Healing: What is it and How Does it Work?

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What is Energy Healing?

Nowadays, everyone is talking about energy healing, but the idea isn't new to an Asian person, like me ;-)

It's a form of healing that approaches our subtle body (energy field, aura and chakras). The concept is too broad and I'm not going into full details here, but would like to touch the core ideas briefly.

The core ideas are regaining and maintaining the balance and harmony of our physical, mental and emotional body by using metaphysical tools.

For instance, music is one of them. When you are feeling down, listening to music that is positive and up beat can shift your mood as music is pure energy (vibration). Your subtle body (energy field) get aligned with higher vibration of music and changed the way you feel.

This type of healing has been available to us from ancient times especially in the Eastern countries. Traditional Chinese Medicine is one of them. There are many other forms that can be found in Asia and the rest of the world today. 

How Does It Work?

Everything is made of energy. And its nature is to flow.

Imagine a river.

When there is an obstacle or block that prevents water from flowing naturally, water becomes stagnate.

Energy is just like that. When there is a block in one's system or energy field, energy doesn't flow and becomes stagnate in the subtle body. When this happens for a long period of time, it would manifest in the form of diseases (dis-ease).

While western medicine doctors approach illness and diseases with chemical medications and surgeries, energy workers approach the subtle body with metaphysical tools (vibrations) and help by releasing any form of blockages, and dissolving stagnation so the energy can flow naturally again.

Energy healing doesn't directly 'cure' the problem, but it 'promotes' the healing process by aligning over all vibrations to higher frequency.

When working with energy, the workers don't necessarily have to touch the client's body, some forms of healing methods such as Reiki or Qigong are known for distant healing as they're not limited to physical plane such as time and location.


So, where do blockages come from?

They are suppressed emotions, traumas and wounds. Every time we experience either emotional or physical  pain, a crystal is formed in our subtle body. They are all considered blockages. 

Emotion is pure energy and its nature is to run through our body, just like a puff of smoke. But when it's controlled and suppressed, it gets stagnate in the energy field. We are often not allowed to express our true emotions and learn to suppress them.

Also any non-serving energies can be blockages. I talk about it in details here.

When there are too many blockages in the field, we start getting depressed or manifesting illnesses. And only way to get it out is to express it. What has been de-pressed needs to be ex-pressed.

The Soul Work is a very good way to work with blockages. 

How can it Promote Spiritual Healing?

Spiritual healing is all about releasing and dissolving non-serving energies.

When we find ourselves stagnant in old behavioural pattern or emotional wounds,  energy can help us moving forward by dissolving stubborn energetic blockages. When going through purges (healing crisis), it would feel rather uncomfortable, and it can make the process faster also.

My personal recommendation is :

It's not very easy for us to be aware of something unconscious to us. And I found these two particularly helpful on my healing journey.  

Types of Energy Healing

There are many types of healing that can be found today. I will just lay out few that are available:

and many more.

Subtle Body

Subtle body consists of layers of energy field and the chakras.

Energy Field (Auras):

  1. Physical Body
  2. Etheric Body
  3. Emotional Body
  4. Mental Body
  5. Causal Body
  6. Soul Body


  1. Root Chakra (Base Chakra)
  2. Sacral Chakra
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra
  4. Heart Chakra
  5. Thymus Chakra
  6. Throat Chakra
  7. Third Eye Chakra
  8. Crown Chakra


We can receive so many benefits. Some of them are:

  • Relaxing physical, mental and emotional body
  • Releasing and resolving old behavioral patterns that don't serve you anymore
  • Releasing repressed emotions and old energies that are stuck in your system
  • Releasing and transcending any forms of mind limitations
  • Restoring the balance and harmony of the physical body, mind and spirit
  • Expansion of consciousness
  • Increasing awareness
  • Self-Realization (Self-Manifestation)
  • Self-Empowerment
  • Regaining more clarity


There is nothing so esoteric about energy healing, we can use them more casually in our day to day life. Try look into your local area if any one of them is available. I think it's a good idea to have healing treatment occasionally.

I offer attunement service for those who are interested in becoming a Reiki Healer (energy worker).Please see my Reiki Attunement page for more detail. ;-)

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