What's Energy Medicine and What Can It Do?
Updated: Apr 25
So, What is Energy Medicine?
According to Cyndi Dale in her book The Subtle Body, Energy Medicine is the "use of physical or subtle energetic treatment to alter energetic properties of, in, or around the body to affect change".
In short, the goal of energy medicine is to clear and rebalance the energetics and energy pathways of the body and all of its systems in order to bring about healing in the mental, emotional, and physical.
Energy Medicine and Complementary Practices
Various kinds of healing modalities fall under the umbrella of energy medicine. Tapping (EFT), acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki, and reflexology are just a few you may be familiar with that work to restore the natural flow of energy in the body.
There are also many complementary practices that work with energy to help balance and heal through a more consistent daily or weekly ritual, such as qigong, tai chi, yoga, and meditation. These practices are wonderful ways to get and stay in touch with the body's natural flow of energy, and any disruption to that flow. These practices could also be considered preventative approaches to one's energetic health.
As an Energy Medicine Practitioner...
In my practice along with tapping, I use a hybrid method of energy work that combines my knowledge of the body's vast energy system, this system's interconnected relationship to physical, emotional, and mental issues, and my ability to see various forms of energetic blockages, specifically those caused through trauma.
What Can Energy Medicine Do?
By clearing density and disruptions to the flow of energy in the body, you can see change in almost every area of life.
In my work with clients over the years, I've seen so many positive changes as a result. To name a few... a shift from depressed to joyful, from suicidal to hopeful (with no suicidal thoughts), from self-conscious to self-confident, from exhausted to energized, from anxious to calm, from fearful to fearless, from confused to purposeful, from burned out to balanced, from ashamed to proud, from self-hating to self-affirming, from stuck to motivated, from old belief system to new perspective, from compulsion to effortless self-control, from deep grief to at peace... and there are so many more.
I've seen my clients through one transition after the other with the help of energy medicine. From abusive jobs, toxic relationships, and harmful patterns to fresh starts. Clearing blockages within, means clearing a path forward.
What Can I Do?
Knowing how important energetic health is, the very first thing to do, is to check in with yourself, and ask yourself what it is you need in regard to your own energetic health. Settle in to your body, close your eyes, and take inventory of what's going on for you. When you think about starting a weekly practice, how does it feel in your body? Are there specific issues, patterns, or traumas that you can feel might be getting in the way of you enjoying your life or moving forward?
If one or more of the daily or weekly practices mentioned above is calling to you, or if you have others that you've been thinking about giving a try, let this be the sign you needed to dive in! Start that meditation practice, join that online yoga class, or stop in to that tai chi studio. Pick a practice (or 2) and go for it!
If you noticed in your self check-in that there's a particular issue, pattern, or trauma coming up for you, something getting in the way of you fully enjoying your life or moving forward, it might be the right time to reach out to the practitioner of your choice and set up a session. Whether it's tapping, Reiki, acupuncture, acupressure, or any other modality, trust what feels like the right fit for you.
The more you clear, the clearer your path and purpose. The more you release, the freer you will be to truly be you. The more layers you shed, the brighter you can shine.
Angela Hed Vincent (she/her), owner of True You Tapping, is an EFT Master Practitioner and Energy Medicine Practitioner.
She helps her clients honor and release emotional trauma and energetic density, using their biggest challenges as catalysts for transformation, so they can more fully embody the truth of who they are and the unique purposes they are here to fulfill.
Interested in working with Angela? You can book a one-on-one session here.
Angela introduces something new to the world of wellness and transformation. She has developed a unique approach to burnout recovery and intuitive development, and continues to create innovative programs to help people find their balance in various aspects of life.