The approaches vary widely in philosophy, approach, and origin. Many therapies are predicated, as regards the given explanation for their supposed efficacy, on some form of energy unknown to current science: in this case the given energy is sometimes referred to as putative energy. Conversely "Spiritual energy" may also be equated with empirically understood forces, for example, some equate the aura with electromagnetism. Such energies are termed "veritable" as opposed to "putative".
Types of "Veritable Energy Medicine" include: magnetic therapy and light therapy (collectively electromagnetic therapy) - mainstream medicine involving electromagnetic radiation (radiation therapy) is not accounted "electromagnetic therapy" in the terms of complementary medicine. Cymatic therapy uses sound waves.
Types of "Energy Medicine Involving Putative Energy Fields" include acupuncture, qi gong and related concepts involving the notion of Qi (such as Reiki), homeopathy, Therapeutic Touch, distant healing (under which they count intercessory prayer) and related concepts.
Energy medicine often proposes that imbalances in the body's "energy field" result in illness, and that by re-balancing the body's energy field health can be restored.
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"Energy medicine supports you in discovering what your body already knows.
It reminds you of all that you have forgotten, and models for you how you hold your life force still, or allow it to flow. It provides the answers to how you think, feel, and do your life, consciously or otherwise." - Dorothy A. Martin-Neville
Energy Healing with Stones
Client Question: When you say I should work with a stone could you elaborate on what you mean?
My Response: The best way to work with a stone is to buy a raw or tumbled stone at a local new age store, gem and mineral museum shop or online. You can also work from a photograph or with the color associated with the stone, by visualizing it in your mind's eye. You can wear stones as jewelry, or you can carry one in your pocket. You can sleep with a stone under your pillow or hold it in your hand and just sit quietly in a contemplative or meditative way. You can also hold a stone up to your third eye (between your eyebrows) and listen for what it has to say to you. I call this "speaking with stones" and I do believe that crystals allow the Angels to communicate with us.