Energy Medicine Is:
Energy medicine is the art and science of assessing and harmonizing the body’s energies to maximize one’s own or another’s well-being.
The body’s energies include the electrical, electromagnetic, and electrochemical energies that are recognized by science as being involved in every bodily function, and they also include the more subtle energies (such as “chakras” and “meridians”) recognized by time-honored healing and spiritual traditions as providing the animating force of the physical body as well as its invisible infrastructure.
The term “energy medicine” uses the word “medicine” in the sense of “Laughter is good medicine”; “Love is good medicine”; “Exercise is good medicine”; “Gratifying work is good medicine”; “Vacations are good medicine.”
Keeping your energies in an optimal flow and harmony is good medicine. That is the way energy medicine achieves its purpose of enhancing well-being at the levels of body, mind, and spirit.
Energy Medicine Is Not:
Energy medicine is not a specific healing system, but rather an umbrella term that encompasses a wide range of energy-oriented healing approaches, from Healing Touch to Reiki Massage to Tong Ren, primary topics of this website.
Energy Medicine does not diagnose or treat illnesses of body or mind, though it may be a complement to such practices.
While Energy Medicine practitioners receive extensive training and supervised experience, Energy Medicine is not currently regulated by any government agencies within the United States.
Adapted from an explanation posted on www.LearnEnergyMedicine.com