For thousands of years Shamans and Healers from different cultures and continents around the world have been aware and made use of the power of energy healing and vibration for healing. More recently with the development of advanced electronic measuring equipment, scientists have been slowly bridging the gap between science, orthodox medicine and alternative healing.
Concepts related to a vital force or subtle life energy have been central to healing within amongst others, Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine at their fundamental level. These systems of healing are called by many names, including qi in Chinese medicine and Prana in Ayurvedic medicine. The laying on of hands, and life force energy is referenced in the iChing book of changes dating as far back as the period 1000 – 750 BC.
More recently energy medicine has had such titles as Reiki originating from Japan, and other energy healing modalities such as Acupuncture, Acupressure, Spiritual healing, Therapeutic touch, Bio-energy healing, Qigong, Faith healing, Energetic healing plus many more.
Many of the ancient methods of energy healing appear to have similarities to the present-day concept of applying hands on and off the body techniques to assist and influence the electromagnetic energy field, bio-field or energy field of a person or an animal who requires healing.
Many similarities exist between the ancient understanding of life force energy and more modern modalities which are based on the concept of life-giving energy which flows throughout the body, and the belief that illness arises as a result of blockages, excesses, or irregularities in this flow of life-force energy.