In the words of Donna Eden…

Energy medicine is safe, natural, and accessible, and it is beginning to change the face of health care. According to Richard Gerber, M.D.: “The ultimate approach to healing will be to remove the abnormalities at the subtle-energy level which led to the manifestation of illness in the first place.” Norm Shealy, M.D., founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association, has flatly stated that “energy medicine is the future of all medicine.” This emerging approach is actually both contemporary and ancient. According to Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel laureate in Medicine: “In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.

The term energy medicine is being used in many ways today, ranging from the introduction of ancient shamanic healing practices into modern cultures to the use of powerful electromagnetic and imaging technologies in modern hospitals. It embraces lawful principles and mysteries; routine procedures and artistry; matter and spirit. Energy medicine is the best term I know for describing the growing number of approaches where an understanding of the body as a system of energies is being applied for promoting healing, health, and well-being.

Energy medicine is the art and science of fostering physical, psychological, and spiritual health and vitality. It combines a rational knowledge and intuitive understanding of the energies in the body and in the environment. Cultivating your capacity to weave these energies can make you a more conscious and sensitive instrument of energy medicine than all other technologies combined. By focusing on your body as a living system of energies, you begin to realize that the technology for powerful energy interventions is already inherent in your hands and in your being.

The term energy medicine is itself a double entendre:

  1. In energy medicine, energy is the medicine. Medicine is an agent that is used to heal or prevent disease. Your body’s energies know how to mobilize themselves to respond to all manner of illness and threat, bringing the purest and most natural elixir that exists to care for your maladies. Energy gives life to the body.
  2. In energy medicine, troubled energies are the patient. The energy systems that attempt to adapt to a world of stresses, pollutants, and information overload unknown to your ancestors become overwhelmed and confounded, settling for imperfect compromises, and requiring significant repatterning if you are to fully thrive. Energy medicine is able to bring about such repatterning.

Energy heals and energy systems are healed.

The return of energy medicine is one of the most significant cultural developments of the day, for the return of energy medicine is a return to personal authority for health care, a return to the legacy of our ancestors in harmonizing with the forces of nature, and a return to practices that are natural, friendly, and familiar to the body, mind, and soul. Regardless of the dazzling technologies that have already been introduced, such as electromagnetic imaging, or the undreamed-of advances that will come along, the essence of energy medicine will always be the energy systems that make up the subtle infrastructure of every body.

Excerpt from: Eden, Donna, with Feinstein, David, Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality. New York: Penguin Books, 2008.

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