Healing Pain and Learning from Defeat
I was recently in the hospital for abdominal surgery. During that stay I found out just how powerful the body’s ability to treat pain can be. During the first 24 hours post surgery, when the anesthesia wears off, there is a period of time when my pain was so intense that the Demerol drip that they gave me did not cover the pain.
I was laying in bed in agony. Then it dawned on me. I do energy medicine for a living, why don’t I try to treat my pain energetically. Luckily the surgery was on my abdomen and I was able to reach the area with my hands. I first removed the energy imbalance and then applied hands on healing.
It was amazing that for the first time since the anesthesia wore off, I was completely comfortable and my abdomen was relaxed. I was able to go back to sleep for about four hours. From that time on, every time I felt pain, I would use energy medicine to relieve it.
The nurses were surprised that I no longer requested pain medication. I think they thought that I was hiding something stronger in my purse. I was using something stronger, my body’s own mechanism for relieving pain. The concentrated energy that is sent to the body signals the body that this area requires attention.
The body can more easily sense the pain and releases it’s own endorphins to relieve the pain. This chi energy promotes the body to release these endorphins and they go directly to the site where this energy is focused.
Healing is also promoted by the use of subtle energy. When chi energy is brought to a section of the body, the body’s circulation increases to that area, bringing more nutrients, and more of the body’s defense mechanisms for preventing infection.
Energy flow in the body follows circulatory flow. When energy is block or disrupted, the circulation can also be diminished or disrupted. When the flow of energy is strong, so to is the circulatory flow. This is why it is so important to make sure your energy is balanced.