Energy is the life force that keeps us alive. Albert Einstein proved this with his famous formula, E=mc2, showing that, “Everything is energy, and that’s all there is to it.” Our bodies are made up of molecules that are in constant motion (known as Qi or Chi), and this energy has been the focus of many ancient health practices such as acupuncture, acupressure, Qigong and yoga. The body has intricate energy systems to allow for optimal movement, and they are deeply connected to our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.
Two important principles of energy medicine are (1) Energy must move, and (2) Energy moves in patterns.
The body’s energy is continually being influenced by outside forces: stress, trauma, illness and toxins. The good news is, our energy patterns adapt to our environment and work to support our needs and wellbeing. However, our energy systems suffer when continually exposed to threats, such as stress.
When energy pathways become blocked, the flow of energy forms new habits that affect our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. To overcome illness and maintain vibrant health, the body needs its energies to move in specific patterns. We can correct the energy flow back through “re-patterning” using energy medicine techniques.
Re-patterning and restoring balance gives us the ability to address illness, restore health and vibrance, and support our whole selves.