The physical body and energetic body are conjoined facets of every person. If there is damage to one, there is damage to both. This implies that healing which addresses only one is not holistically (and therefore sustainably) effective. Both the physical body and the energetic body have the natural means to heal themselves with correct support and conditions. But like one might go to see a doctor, use diet and exercise, take medicine or undergo rehabilitative methods of physical healing from injury, trauma or disease - one can also receive support for the energy body. Energetic healing works particularly well as an additional support for those in medical, allopathic or psychiatric treatment. It calms the inner ‘alarm’ system out of the state of emergency so naturally felt during times of illness or recovery. The focus is commonly on issues of inflammation, circulation and restoring hormonal/neuro-chemical balance.
How does this come into the praxis?
When your body has been affected by distressing circumstances, you need comfort. Healing work supplies your physical and energetic body with attention, awareness, gratitude, but most importantly, compassion. It is an energetic conversation with the physical body or psyche in which the energetic body is repaired and restored in order to support physical or psychological healing and treatment.
These are personal beliefs. There are many possible ways to discuss these subjects. I make no claim that anything on these pages is universally true. It is based strictly on my experience, exposure, education and practice.