With the ever accelerating convergence of ancient wellness with more modern medicine (sometimes termed “Eastern” and “Western” practices) a number of energy practices are becoming more available, accepted and adopted. These newly adopted practices are also shaking up entrenched thinking across a landscape which is increasingly focused on holistic health and wellness.
The connection of mind, body and soul supports energy medicine, some examples of which are:
- Chakra Balancing
- Crystal Healing
- Herbal and Diet Therapy
- Sound and Light Therapy
- Heat & Cold Therapy
- Altitude Training
- Ozone and Oxygen Therapy
These methods, common in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda or Shamanic traditions take a very different approach to Western medicine.
The former are ancient practices, focused on healing at the human “energy body”, independently targeting the body’s energy fields (qi or doshas for example) through interventions designed to support and renew. “Western” medicine in contrast, takes a biochemical / anatomical approach.
The most interesting development in recent years is that both are finding some common ground. Scientific researchers like Michael Levin at Harvard’s Wyss Institute, are discovering that the human body is indeed a complex biofield of electromagnetic frequencies and light waves that serve as control central for our physical and mental functioning—and that we’re also immersed in other complex environmental electromagnetic fields that bombard and also change human cells (due to fast-paced technological developments like 5G for example). “Understanding how tissues and organs encode and propagate anatomical information in electrical signals to fix or create very complex, specific structures is a fundamental challenge that we call ‘cracking the bioelectric code’” says Levin.
Unlocking this bioelectric “language” that cells use can help us access and understand how cells coordinate everything from cancer suppression to their own regeneration, which has very far-reaching implications across illness prevention as well as cure.
If medicine ignored the “energy body” for a century, new discoveries are shaking up entrenched thinking in biology” with destinations like ARTHA - a Mind Body and Soul wellness destination just opening up in Beverly Hills, LA and Six Senses Resorts - focusing on “high energy” and ancient energy medicines. It’s a great time to explore alternative options to health and wellness that can help you heal.
As the worlds of ancient medicine and holistic health and wellness collaborate more and more with the medical fields, the focus is leaning towards boosting health, with innovation designed to help support illness prevention. So whether it’s fasting, plant medicine, sound therapy, heat and cold therapy or spiritual work to tackle negative emotions, give something a try and find what works best for you and your body.