Kinds of Energy Healing and How They Can Help in Recovery

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Energy healing is becoming more and more mainstream for healing symptoms of addiction, withdrawal, and detox, as well as supporting recovery longterm. The term “energy healing” can seem frightening or abstract. It can be defined as a kind of healing that restores and balances the flow of energy in your body, mind, and spirit. It’s a holistic healing modality, meaning that it focuses on the health of the whole person, not just one aspect. Above all, energy healing is about restoring balance so that your body and mind can begin to heal on their own. In this way, it’s a sustainable healing intervention. Let’s dive into a few common kinds of energy healing and how they help with overall wellbeing and therefore, the recovery journey.

Acupuncture/Acupressure. Acupuncture and acupressure have been around for centuries. Originating in Asia, these practices focus on the meridians, or energy centers, in the body. Acupuncture targets specific points in the body and helps balance the chi (vital life force) so that your overall wellbeing gets a boost. Research shows that acupuncture helps with stress relief, chronic pain, and relaxation.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Emotional Freedom Technique uses meridians, as well. However, EFT focuses on finding freedom from deep-seated problems using tapping exercises and recitation. It is easily learned and you can practice on your own. During a session, you tap on certain energy centers in your body using your fingers while repeating affirming phrases such as, “I completely and totally accept myself.”

Reiki. Reiki is perhaps the most widely-known form of energy therapy. Reiki uses specific hand positions and locations in the body to move and restore energy. The term “Reiki” means “universal life energy” and the goal of the practice is to restore your connection with this universal life energy so that you feel more connected.



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