V is for Vital
The word for energy in Chinese is “Chi.” In Japanese, it is “Qi.” In Hindu, it is called “Prana.” In English, there is no exact translation, but it is most commonly called “vital life force.” No longer the alternative, energy medicine is now a subset of the new energy economy occurring across the globe, and not only is it being embraced by the mainstream, thanks to Oprah and Chopra, but it’s currently being taught to medical students at universities such as Harvard and Yale. Although an ancient concept, understanding the dynamics of energy is simple to explain using normal, everyday occurrences. For instance, feeling someone is staring at you and when you turn around, guess what? Or having a person pop into your head, then the phone rings and guess who? The standard principle is that energy follows word, energy follows attention, and energy follows intention. So when uncanny situations arise, really what’s occurring is that a person is actually throwing energy your way and you’re picking up on that energetic string. Because, essentially, energy doesn’t stop. It extends from the body’s energy centers called “chakras” into the universal energy field. This is how remote healing or what’s commonly known as the power of prayer works: a person is energetically connecting with another person’s human energy field, just without the help of AT&T. It is believed that there is an anatomy to energy flow, that energy flows through the body like blood flows through the circulatory system. For instance, you may have noticed when you feel badly you feel heavier, or your posture gets droopy. This is because that emotion literally brings your energy down. One of the goals of practitioners is to access blockages or cysts within one’s energy field, similar to physical cysts, that are disrupting one’s state of health. Moving forward, according to Dr. Wendy Hurwitz, expert in mind/body medicine and energy medicine, there will be inventions developed that are compatible with the human energy field, ranging from medical and health devices to appliances and products for today’s health conscious consumers. May the force be with you.