For many of us, hearing the term “energy worker” years ago would have evoked images fortune tellers and mystics, with flowing robes and long staffs.
As the years have progressed, though, understanding of energy work as medicine has grown as our exploration and attempted understanding of quantum physics has grown. As imperfect as our knowledge still is, a few things about energy medicine have become increasingly clear: It can work, and it can offer advantages.
- Most of these modalities seem to get results. Reasons and explanations for these results may vary, but when we have a health problem, our main goal is to get it taken care of, not debate whose theory is more correct.
- Most energy-based techniques are gentle and non-invasive, resulting in little or no downside or side effects.
- Cost for the service of most providers is usually very reasonable, and any results will often be seen early in a treatment program.
- Treatment is usually focused at the cause of the problem as well as the symptoms, making it less likely that the condition will return.
With healthcare costs going up and the seemingly never-ending list of side effects for many prescribed drugs, energy medicine is an increasingly viable option. A good provider should be able to explain to a client’s satisfaction what they’re doing and why it works. In the end, we should trust our instincts. They are usually right.
Kim Moffet is a CranioSacral Therapist and owner and founder of Inner Balance CranioSacral Therapy, in Boise. Dr. Jack Weaver, DC, specializes in energy-focused medicine and is founder of Healthy Steps, in Boise.