The Western model currently focuses on healing the body and mind by addressing the symptoms we are suffering from mainly through drugs and surgery. While these efforts may act as a cure of the presenting problem, they often do not heal us from the deep rooted cause of the symptoms. We all know people who have persistent, chronic problems that they are unable to resolve through conventional medicine. What has been lost in our system of medicine, but can still be found in many of the ancient medical technologies, is an understanding of how our ability to heal corresponds not just to our mind, but directly to our ability to draw from the healing consciousness of Nature itself.
We all have an energy body that acts as an interface between the healing forces of Nature and our physical mind/body. Our energy body, or Lightbody, is a living holographic energy field that contains a library of information about who we are and what we have experienced. Everything that has happened in our lifetimes is imprinted into it, as are the blueprints for the entire genetic, psychological and cultural health we inherited from our ancestors. When these imprints get activated our energy body gets bogged down with heavy energies that prevent a clear interface with the forces of Nature, preventing us from being able to heal.
Like the physical body, the energy or Lightbody also has anatomical structures recognized by many cultures worldwide, cultures working independently of each other for thousands of years. These organs are the chakras and the meridian system known from Acupunture. They bring in vitality or Chi, as the Chinese call it, or Prana, as the Vedics call it, to the glands and organs of the body. They also dispel the heavy energies we collect due to emotions and toxic environments.
Energy Medicine is the removal of heavy energies and blocks that prevent these organs from working properly. There are many different ways to remove these energy blocks. Reiki is a Japanese method designed to clear the chakras and Shamanic Healing is the way Native Americans have been addressing clearing not only the chakras and the meridians but also removing the personal, ancestral and cultural imprints from the Lightbody that prevent our systems from doing their jobs effectively.