Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Many people today are turning to complementary and alternative medicine therapies to enhance their overall healing process. While mainstream medicine is often chosen as the first step for diagnosis and information, it can be very beneficial to seek out complementary and alternative healing approaches that can be used in conjunction with conventional medicine.

In CAM, the area of energy medicine includes Reiki, acupuncture, homeopathy, qigong, and distance healing, among others. These healing treatments are based on the principle that disruptions in energy cause illness, leading energy medicine practitioners to seek to improve the flow and balance of energy in a positive way.

People have sought treatment using Reiki and other energy healing modalities for a wide variety of health-related purposes. Some instances include stress and its effect on the mind/body, chronic or occasional pain, recovery from surgery, side effects of mainstream medicine cancer treatments, improving mental clarity and an overall sense of well-being, along with helping to develop a sense of peace in people who are dying.

When considering seeking complementary and/or alternative medicine, be sure to ask the practitioner about their training and experience. Your intuition when researching healers will also help guide you to the right healer for you!

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Energy Healingphoto: unsplash-George Keddenburg III