Energy Healing in its various forms has been around for thousands of years. Shamans and healers from different cultures around the world have known about and made use of the power of energy, and vibration for millennia.
In recent years with the development of advanced electronic measuring equipment the scientific communities are slowly bridging the gap between science and alternative healing.
Indigenous systems of healing such as Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine are based at their fundamental level on concepts of a vital force or subtle life energy that is central to healing. These systems are called by many names, including prana in Ayurvedic medicine and qi in Chinese medicine. Laying on of hands, and Life energy is referenced in the iChing book of changes as far back as the period 1000 – 750 BC.
In more recent times energy medicine have such titles as Reiki originating from Japan, and other energy related modalities such as acupuncture, acupressure, spiritual healing, Therapeutic touch, Bioenergy healing, Qigong, energetic healing, faith healing and many more.
Some of these ancient forms of energy healing appear to have similarities to the present-day concept of applying hand techniques to assist and influence the electromagnetic energy field, biofield or human energy field of the person requiring healing.
Considerable similarities exist between the ancient understanding of a life force energy and modern biofield concepts based on the concept that a form of life-giving energy flows throughout the body, and that illness arises as a result of blockages, excesses, or irregularities in its flow.