EnergyworkToday we know that we derive energy from a biochemical reaction between our cells’ mitochondria and a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP). We also know that lifestyle choices are key. Exercise, good nutrition, conscious rest and good sleep, as well as mindfully utilizing stress management techniques, all play a role in supporting the mitochondria/ATP reaction keeping us energized and healthy. But that’s just part of the story.
In 1950, while studying ATP, Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, A.V. Hill, discovered that just over 60% of our energy needs were found to be met by the mitochondria/ATP reaction. The missing 40% was unexplained, not biological in nature, and termed, “unaccounted for.”
Forty-one years later, in October of 1991, the US Congress passed legislation which established an office within the National Institutes of Health (NIH), providing an initial $2 million the following year to investigate and evaluate promising unconventional medical practices. Since then the mission of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has been to thoroughly test for the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative healthcare modalities.
“… in 1994 the NIH formally recognized the existence of a biofield, a non-physical energy that surrounds and permeates the human body. This energy is not electromagnetic, infrared, or radio wave. It is something other.” — Deborah Greene, PhD., Endless Energy
The biofield, sometimes called the Vital Force, provides power for the physical body as well as for the subtle bodies which overlap and are interconnected: the emotional, mental, and spiritual (or Universal) bodies. These subtle bodies have been found to be intelligent, receptive and responsive, and clearly linked to physical health.
Currently, we find multiple forms of energywork being employed in hospitals nationwide, such as Healing Touch, meditation, Yoga, Qigong, Tai Chi, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, massage, music and light therapies… The list continues to grow.
- The Reconnection II (2001)
- BodyTalk Access (2010)
- Reflexology (2011)
- Reiki II (2013)
- Touch for Health I – IV: 60 hrs (2014)
- Access Consciousness:
The Bars & the Energetic Facelift (2014)
Recommended daily practice