What is Energy Medicine?

Energy Medicine
Nicola Barnett
Written by Nicola Barnett

It’s a way to communicate with your body in its own language. It’s everything that you need to empower yourself in relation to your health and wellness. It’s a way to support physical and emotional issues. Energy medicine combines ancient healing practices, the art of ancient healing, spiritual traditions, and contemporary scientific understanding of health and healing. It’s about active participation and responsibility. Energy Medicine works to assess, track and balance your nine energy systems: meridians, aura, chakras, electrics, celtic weave, basic grid, five rhythms, triple warmer and radiant circuits.  Learning self-care techniques empowers you to bring your energy systems into balance. Treatments with a practitioner like myself can go deeper into the root causes of physical and emotional issues. Kinesiology, which is a visible way to test and show how energy flows through specific muscles in the body, gives clients a tangible way to participate and see changes in every one on one session.

What is energy?

Good question.

Any physics textbook will tell you that energy is the capacity to do work. Energy is always carried by something. Usually in the form of movement.

Energy comes in different forms, the following are some examples of different types of energy: solar, thermal, chemical, nuclear, electrical, electromagnetic and motion, also known as kinetic energy.

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Those are just some examples. Now, in relation to the body, let’s think about the invisible processes that are happening right now in terms of energy. There are dynamic patterns of electrical, electromagnetic, and subtle energy systems that are moving in specific ways in and around our bodies. For example, your heart is the largest electrical generator of the body, and that creates an electromagnetic field that can be measured by scientific instruments, several feet away from your body. That’s an example of measurable energy in and around the body. Your biofield is another example, also called your aura, this is a subtle and electromagnetic energy that emanates from your core. Your aura acts to protect you, and as a sender and receiver of information. Have you ever had the experience of someone looking at you from across the street and you turn round and they are? That is your aura registering that information. Physical issues show up in your aura before the physical body; that is why it is so important to maintain a healthy aura. Now, imagine if you could see those different types of vibrational energies with your own eyes! Energy medicine is about working with these types of energy within your body. Electrical, electromagnetic and subtle energies.

It’s about harnessing these energies. It’s about helping them spiral, stream, weave and criss-cross in a way that supports your vibrancy and life. Imagine this energy flowing through your body in the same way electricity is made in a power station, and going out to homes to bring light and power. A power station doesn’t have energy, it generates energy. You are the generator. You are the power station.

Who is Energy Medicine for?

Firstly, everybody.

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Do you ever think, “I feel sick and tired of feeling sick and tired and stressed out?” That was me. Or maybe you have a specific health issue. Whether it be chronic, major or minor and you’re looking for a way to support yourself. Are you looking to feel balanced, centred, grounded, able to take on life with ease? Maybe you’re thinking, “I want to get in the flow with my energy.” Or are you interested in peak performance? Energy Medicine is for all of these things.

Modern life moves at such a fast pace and this really puts demands on our bodies that we may not necessarily be effectively evolved for. It creates chemical reactions like adrenaline and cortisol when the fight or flight response goes off in our everyday life. Let alone when those major life challenges hit. The key things with energy medicine is that you are not the patient. Your energy is the patient. It’s about working with that energy and our main tools are our own energies, and using our hands. Your energy can be re-patterned for health and vitality. It is possible.

What can Energy Medicine Help with?

Energy Medicine can help with a wide range of physical, mental or emotional concerns such as: Insomnia, Fatigue, Headaches, Adrenal issues, High blood pressure, Digestive issues, Immune system concerns, Acute or chronic pain, Hormonal concerns, Anxiety, Thyroid imbalances, Asthma, Fertility, Allergies, Mood swings, Reduction of side effects of chemotherapy/radiation.

My Own Journey into Energy Medicine

My own journey into Energy Medicine started when I turned 30. My world as I knew it was significantly adjusted after 5 years travelling back and forth to the Amazon jungle, starting in 2011. Undergoing what could be called an epigenetic neurogenesis or in plain English: I rewired my brain, my physical body, my energy body and connected to my soul. My love of shamanism was born whilst spending this time with the Shipibo tribe where I unlocked my intuitive skills as an energy worker that I had never been able to language or have a place for when I was young. But what to do about this when back in the western world: transforming and changing doesn’t necessarily feel easy or smooth when you’re back in your 9-5 sales job in London. I met Donna Eden at an event in London, quit my job and enrolled on the Eden energy medicine practitioner course … and here I am today. I am about to start my clinical practicum, Year 3 of Eden Energy Medicine studies.

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