NEW DIRECTIONS: WHAT THE HECK IS ENERGY MEDICINE? by Linda Isbell
Updated: May 3
Quite a while ago, I started on a journey of self-discovery related to my health and well-being. It all started when I was trying to convince my husband I was “really trying” to quit smoking. (I was but pretty half-heartedly). “See,” I said to him, “I’m so serious about this I am willing even to try this hypnosis thing.” There was an ad in the paper about a group hypnosis session at the local Marriott, and I signed up, never really believing that something like that would work. Well, much to my surprise, it did! I quit smoking without withdrawal issues, overeating to compensate, weight gain, and just plain general bitchiness that others experience when quitting. So, I got really interested, which led to certifications in Hypnosis, NLP (Neuro-linguistic Programming), EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), Quantum Touch, and Eden Energy Medicine. All of these topics had one thing in common – the ability to affect our own healing, whether it be physical, psychological, or spiritual.
Today I will focus on Eden Energy Medicine, explain a little about it, and then give you one technique you can put in your own tool kit. Energy Medicine, as practiced by Eden Energy practitioners, is both a complement to other approaches to medical care and a complete system of self-care and self-help.
To accomplish healing, EEM uses techniques from other healing traditions such as acupuncture, kinesiology, qi gong, and yoga. Donna Eden, the founder of EEM, teaches about nine energy systems in and around the body. Energy flow, balance, and harmony can be restored in these systems by tapping, massaging, lightly pinching, twisting, holding, or connecting specific energy points on the skin; moving the hand (which acts as a magnet) over the skin along specific energy pathways; focused attention to move specific energies with your mind to surround an area with healing energy.
By learning simple energy techniques to keep your energies moving and balanced, you can improve your health and increase your vitality. EEM can be used to relieve pain, stimulate the immune system, release stress, and so much more.
Now to give you one small but effective way to release stress or emotional overwhelm. This technique can be used to release an old emotional stress from your memory or a current stress that you might be experiencing. When you are in a stress response, your body usually goes into three modes – fight, flight, or freeze. All of these modes have one thing in common – they move the blood, energy, oxygen, and cerebrospinal fluid away from the head and into the body to deal with the “danger .”By holding your palm to your forehead for several minutes, blood, energy, oxygen, and cerebrospinal fluid move back into your head, bringing you out of emotional overwhelm. So, you can shift a subjective response to an old stress memory or relieve a current response on the spot.
Finally, a caveat. Energy healing should not be construed as a substitute for needed medical attention. EEM practitioners do not diagnose, treat or prescribe for medical conditions. Instead, energy healing brings about physical improvements by impacting the electromagnetic fields that regulate the body as well as by shifting the more subtle energies described in other cultures with terms such as chakras, meridians, and etheric fields.
Linda Isbell is from St. Louis, Mo – and is currently living in Florence, AL . College – Saint Louis University – Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Psychology and Communications. Currently Retired with a work background for two major corporations in administrative management and personal coaching using multiple disciplines to enact personal change. Selectively working with clientele using multiple certifications in disciplines that facilitate positive change either physically, mentally or spiritually, or a combination thereof. Can be contacted at email@example.com