What Is Healing Therapy? Benefits & Techniques

Medically Reviewed on 12/20/2022
What Is Healing Therapy
Healing therapy focuses on alleviating stress and helping you cope with anxiety

Healing therapy is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on helping you release physical, mental, or emotional stress and cope with anxiety

This type of therapy helps people release unresolved issues that could be limiting their ability to have good relationships or function effectively in society. Healing therapists also believe that the treatment can help people heal from injuries or diseases. This treatment is based on the idea that the body and mind are strongly linked, and healing can occur when both work together.

What are the benefits of healing therapy?

Some benefits of emotional healing therapy include:

  • Helps give you a new perspective on challenging situations
  • Reduces fear and anxiety
  • Clears emotional clutter
  • Breaks old self-defeating patterns of behavior
  • Helps you overcome limitations and roadblocks
  • Enhances self-awareness
  • Increases patience and tolerance
  • Helps connect your soul and spirit
  • Helps you discover and live your potential
  • Reduces unpleasant emotions by helping you to focus on the present
  • Uncovers buried memories
  • Helps you understand the cause of physical disorders

What is healing touch therapy?

Healing touch is a type of energy healing therapy in which practitioners use intentional touch to promote and encourage physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness.

Healing touch is a biofield (fields of energy and information that interact and surround life forms) therapy that promotes health and healing. It alters the energy field that surrounds the body and other energy centers that control the flow of energy from the energy field to the physical body.

How does energy healing work?

There are several theories regarding how energy medicine works in quantum physics and holistic healing. 

Energy treatments are concerned with reducing energy congestion from your energy fields (aura) and centers (chakras). Once these imbalances and disruptions have been resolved, the energy channels may return to their role of integrating the body, mind, and soul to restore health and promote healing.

It may also help prevent future problems by restoring balance to energy field disturbances that can lead to illness.

What are different types of energy healing techniques?

Qigong therapy

  • Has a 4,000-year history and consists of synchronized bodily movements, breathing, and meditation to promote health and spirituality.
  • Based on Chinese medicine and is supposed to balance the body's positive energy, which is essential to stay healthy.

Quantum healing

  • Focuses on breathing and visualization of energy flow to raise energy levels in the body
  • Positively impacts the immune system

Reiki treatment

  • Derived from two Japanese words: “rei” meaning universal life, and “ki” meaning energy
  • Used in conjunction with traditional medicine to treat illnesses
  • Involves hand movement methods and specialized symbols to harness energy to heal the body

Are there any side effects to healing therapy?

There have been no reports of ill effects from those who undergo healing therapy. However, if you have uncontrolled epilepsy, some specialists advise you to exercise caution. Because healing therapy generates deep relaxation, it may induce a seizure (fit) in certain people.

Talk to your doctor about any supplementary or alternative treatments you are undergoing before starting a new type of therapy.


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Medically Reviewed on 12/20/2022
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