There 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.
If you're a practitioner of a kind of energy work not discussed here, you can use the form at the bottom of the page to submit information about it.
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.
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 .
Bioenergy Healing/Domancic Method
The Domancic Method of Bioenergy Healing is well established and documented in Europe. It 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.
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.
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 lomi, Trager, shiatsu, and cranio-sacral therapy are examples of some that consciously work with subtle energy.
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. Learn more here.
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. Learn more about Polarity Therapy here.
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 seem to be cleansing the body of "dirty" energy and replacing it with prana. Learn more here.
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.
Perhaps the most widely known form of energy work, Reiki is easy to learn and do, but can have powerful effects. Learn more about Reiki here.
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: I am a licensed and certified Restorative Touch™ practitioner.)
Restorative Touch™ is a trademark and service mark owned by the Vibrational Health Institute.
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.
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.
What's Your Type of Energy Healing?
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Nothing on this website is intended as medical or psychological advice. Energy healing is not a replacement for conventional medicine. Whenever you have concerns about your health or mental well being, you should seek and follow the advice of a qualified medical or mental health practitioner.