Energy Healing Therapies
“Energy bodywork is a magic elixir traveling on a wavelength of electrical love-light transferred through the hands of the Healer into the body, mind, and spirit of the beloved Healee.” Dr. Lola Scarborough
Energy work is known to help shake off pain, sadness, and old grief. Self-prescribe self-healing or energy bodywork any time you feel like it. You can practice it on yourself, or better yet, treat yourself to a session with a professional healer! Close your eyes, take your hands to any place where healing is needed and just rest the hands there with slow deep breathing. Or, find an Energy Worker that resonates with you and schedule an appointment for healing. (If you are in the Galveston County or Harris County area, reach out to me, Lola Scarborough, www.thehealthut.com, for an appointment.)
What is Energy Healing (EH)?
It is called by many names: laying of hands, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Healing Touch, Therapeutic Touch, and many others. It is the belief that healing can be transferred from one person to another through energy transfer from the hands or through the use of directed intention. Prayer is an example of an energy healing that is driven through intention and intervention. Using the power and projection of the belief in God and other divine forces, prayer reaches into the highest realm for help and assistance. Humans pray for healing for themselves, for others, and for the planet.
Directing energy through our hands, hearts, or through inanimate objects for the purpose of healing self or others is EH. Although the techniques of moving the hands around, and the visualizations and prayers used by the Healer vary widely, the function is the same: The Healer seeks to restore balance to the physical and subtle body of the Healee through the use of directed electromagnetic energy transferred from his/her hands and heart into the energy system of the Healee. The therapy can clear not only emotional pain and suffering, but physical pain and sickness as well. It sounds like woo-woo, but let you tell you something – it isn’t. Its’ ability to help the body, mind, and emotions return to a state of wellness and harmony is nothing short of magical and extraordinary. It is also scientifically documented.
A research study on Therapeutic Touch (an energy healing modality) was conducted by Dr. Gloria Gronowicz, a veteran cell biologist and graduate of Columbia University, in 2008. Dr. Gronowicz clinically established that Therapeutic Touch (TT) had a significant and positive impact on healing cancer cells. First, cell cultures were divided into three groups – one dish was treated twice a week by trained healers; the second dish was treated by untrained students who held their hands over the petri dish twice a week, and the third dish was left untouched. After treatment, the dishes went into an incubator and were later examined under a microscope by scientists who were unaware of which group the dish had been in. According to Hillary Waldman’s article about hands-on-healing, Dr. Gronowicz found that the cells treated by trained TT practitioners grew faster and stronger than those contained in the other two petri dishes. Waldman quotes Dr. Gronowicz as stating that, “Therapeutic Touch stimulated growth in bone, tendon and skin cells at statistically significant rates.” Dr. Gronowicz found that cells treated with TT grew at “double the rate of untreated cells,” and the TT treated bone cell cultures “also absorbed more calcium.” Dr. Gronowicz has continued her research and in another study concluded that,” These results demonstrate that a human biofield exists, which is able to affect cell activities and may have therapeutic value in patients.”
Healers have a much different focus than standard healthcare providers. They aren’t trying to cure anything but are working instead to restore harmony to the client’s systems so that the body itself begins to come back into balance. Once the debris is cleared the frequencies of the energy body and organs return to a higher state of functioning and thus promote a return to good health.
How It Can Help
EH relieves anxiety, alleviates pain, releases old memories, raises the immune system and assists in restoring health to both the body and mind. Sometimes, a client experiences a spontaneous healing wherein the condition they presented with is completely gone afterwards. It has happened in my sessions many times and I have clients with medical records that can back it up.
EH in Hospitals
Many hospitals in the USA have begun to incorporate EH into their offerings for patients. There are hospitals in which doctors, nurses, and specially trained energy healers administer energy bodywork along with typical Western medical treatments. Here in Texas, our very own M.D. Anderson Cancer Center offers Reiki and Yoga to cancer patients as a part of an integrative offering, as do a number of other well-known treatment centers. These therapies have become increasingly popular with patients who are now demanding more access to alternative modalities. According to E.M. DuNicci, more than 50 major hospitals and clinics now offer EH. DuNicci also indicates the National Institute of Health is funding studies to determine the effectiveness of EH for many different conditions including:
[…] temporomandibular joint disorders, wrist fractures, cardiovascular health, cancer, wound healing, neonatal stress, pain, fibromyalgia, and AIDS. Several well-designed studies to date show significant outcomes for such conditions as wound healing and advanced AIDS, and positive results for pain and anxiety, among others. It is also suggested that EH may have positive effects on various orthopaedic conditions, including fracture healing, arthritis, and muscle and connective tissue. Because negative outcomes risk is at or near zero throughout the literature, EH is a candidate for use on many medical conditions.
Energy Healing in League City and Beyond
I am and have been an energy healer for over 50 years now. My grandmother was a healer and when I was 12 grabbed my hands and said that I had "the hot hands" and she put me right to work pulling pain and relieving injuries. I have seen clients reverse long-standing emotional and physical issues through the use of energy practices, and some of the recoveries border on the miraculous. I am available for both in-person and long distance healing sessions.
Dr. Lola Scarborough