HEALING: The Different Types

Throughout history, the universe has given us many means in which to heal ourselves. Through guided imagery (hypnosis), light therapy, healing crystals, acupuncture, the tides of the oceans, Reiki massage, the gentle touch of someone’s hand, and so many other ways, forming the basis of healing which can enable us to tap into the energy to heal us towards the pathway to health and  inner peace.
An ancient Chinese alternative medical treatment used to promote healing, control pain, and treat other conditions including allergies and drug withdrawal. This technique involves inserting thin needles into specific points of the body known as “acupuncture points” to block pain by stimulating the nerves. It is based on the theory that a counter- irritant (puncturing) prevents the painful impulses from traveling up the spinal cord by blocking them.

A collection of all knowledge where all that transpires in an individual’s world, every moment of existence, is recorded. It can be understood as the imprint of all experiences of all lifetime in all realities. These records can be “read” or accessed by one that is attuned properly. Attunement can be achieved by employing various techniques and spiritual disciplines (e.g. yoga, meditation, prayer, visualization). Based on an individual’s responses in the past, the Akashic reader can explore probable future responses.
Refers to treating a person’s mood or health for psychological and physical wellness with the use of essential oils (extracts or essences) from flowers, herbs, and trees to promote health and well-being, vitality and rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit. Treatments include massage, facials, body wraps, baths, inhalation and teas.
Angels ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy whose task is to carry God’s messages, inspire and guard large groups of humans and rule over the army of angels.
The study of how events on Earth are influenced by the Sun, Moon, stars and planets. The word astrology comes from the Greek word astrologia, which literally means star study. Astrologists study of the influence that distant cosmic objects, usually stars and planets, have on human lives. The position of the sun, stars, moon and planets at the time of people’s birth is said to shape their personality, affect their romantic relationships and predict their economic fortunes, among other divinations. Mesopotamians were the first to use astrology more than 5000 years ago.
Ayurveda roughly translates as the “knowledge or science, of life” and refers to the ancient Hindu science of health and medicine. This very personalized and natural healing system focuses on establishing and maintaining balance of the life energies within us, rather than the individual symptoms. This is done through the use of dietary modification, massage, yoga and herbal preparations. Ayurvedic massage, for example, loosens and releases deep-seated toxins in the joints and tissues into the system for elimination.
Discovered by Dr. Edward Bach, a form of Flower Essence Therapy. Specially prepared flower essences, containing the healing energy of plants, are prescribed and used to treat the patient’s negative emotions, thus relieving blockages in the flow of human energy that cause physical illness. This homeopathic remedy consists of 38 remedies, each for a different disposition.
A simple, safe and astonishingly effective system of integrative health care. BodyTalk is a holistic approach to healing, based on proven principles of energy medicine. BodyTalk helps synchronize the body’s natural functions – to achieve and maintain healing and growth on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.  
The benefits of this system are:
  • Allergies
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Back Pain
  • Prenatal Care
  • Insomnia
  • Emotional Issues
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Viruses
  • Infections
  • Immune System Health
  • Recovery after Injuries and Trauma
Also referred to as Bowen Therapy, this technique is a holistic system of healing that was developed in Australia in the 1950s by Tom Bowen. This form of gentle therapy is performed through clothing and consists of alternating between physical manipulation of the muscles and connective tissue, and periods of rest, during which the body is allowed to respond to the treatment. It helps to rebalance the body, increase performance, relieve muscle and tendon strain, and increase quality of life. Typically a session takes 30 to 45 minutes.
Shallow and tense breathing affects the energy channels of the body (meridians). Different breathing exercises that can reduce and prevent this, are belly breathing (breathing from the abdomen with slow, deep breaths), conscious breathing (deeper and relaxed breathing), yoga breathing (breathing using not just the diaphragm, but also the collarbones and ribs), and mudra breathing (meditative breathing to slow the breath and quiet the mind). Benefits can include improved respiratory function, stress and tension relief, increased energy and overall enhanced health.
CCMBA (Complete Cellular Mind Body Alignment)
A healing technique developed by Dr. Sharon Forrest that, using energy balancing, works with your Higher Self to release stored trauma and emotions from the body, mind and spirit. The end result of a CCMBA session varies from structural re-alignment and emotional release through to spiritual awakening and totally new outlook on life. The treatment lasts approx. 90 minutes.
Based on ancient Indian belief that chakras, or energy centres, are located at specific points between the top of the skull and the base of the spine, and each are related to specific organs of the body. Balancing or opening these charkaspromotes good health and emotional well-being.  Balancing can be through hands-on techniques, meditation, visualization, exercises, yoga, or music, in conjunction with crystals, aromas, and other complementary items.
A New Age word for mediumship which consists of psychic communication in the physical world with unseen entities. It involves allowing a spirit to use the body of a human, “the channel”, for the purpose of communication. Channels variously involve speaking, writing and/or body language while in a trance-like state.
One of the most popular alternative therapies, grounded on the principle that when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning properly, the body can heal itself. Treatment by a licensed practitioner is generally done with the hands, manipulating the joints and spine of the patient as they lie on a specially designed, padded table. Seeks to relieve pressure on the nerves, restore natural balance and equilibrium.
Also referred to as “the art of listening”. This holistic healing practice uses a non-invasive technique of a very light touch at the base of the skull to assess the flow of the craniosacral rhythm. Once the blockage is identified, the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid is optimized, allowing the body’s natural healing responses to function by easing restrictions of nerve passages caused by trauma. It is used by massage therapists, naturopaths, chiropractors and osteopaths. A session generally lasts 30-90 minutes with the client remaining fully clothed.
A mineral substance found naturally in the earth, having powerful electrical and magnetic qualities. Crystal healing is the belief that crystals have energies and properties that are able to improve health and heal the human mind and body. Using the appropriate crystal may retune an energy system or rebalance a body’s energies, thus enhancing well-being.
The therapeutic application of crystals and gemstones for mental, physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Based on the belief that crystals have energies and emit healing vibrations that are able to promote healing and improve health. In this form of therapy, gemstones are immersed in water or worn/held by the patient to facilitate balance and harmony.
Performed by a “diviner” who is able to sense through a pendulum (made of suspended crystal, wood or metal) or dowsing rod, the vibrations of impulses and the radiations emitted from things and people. These natural radiations, or wavelengths, can be read to find the presence and location of illnesses.
Ear candling is a method that removes ear wax and “toxins” from a person’s ear. It is also called “ear coning”. It involves placing a hollow candle in the ear canal and lighting it; the rising hot air pulls out the toxins and wax, to alleviate physical, emotional and spiritual ailments.
A general term for therapies that are based on the concept that energy fields exist in the human body that can be stimulated through various techniques to promote wellness.  These chakra balancing treatments can include (but are not limited to) acupuncture, shiatsu, reflexology, craniosacral treatment, meditation, and reiki.
The ancient Chinese art of placement based on the philosophy of the movement of natural energy through our environments. Focuses on positioning objects, furniture, buildings, etc. to create balance and harmony through the healthy flow of chi (energy). The goal is to achieve optimal health and prosperity in one’s life by first supporting one’s environment with the rhythms of the cosmic whole.
Referred to as Graphology, is the study of handwriting as a means of analyzing personality traits and character. Also used as an aid in the diagnosis and tracking of diseases of the brain and nervous system. The characteristics, traits and strokes of an individual’s handwriting are examined, revealing health issues and mental illness.
An alternative treatment of disease developed by Samuel Hahnemann based on the Law of Similars. It involves the consumption of very small doses of naturally occurring substances, called remedies, which would in larger doses in a healthy person, produce symptoms of the same ailment being treated. The result is the stimulation of the body’s natural defenses mechanisms and processes to prevent or treat illness.