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Energetic Therapies or Holistic Therapies?
We speak of Energetic Therapy when it works on subtle bodies and physical body at once. This is because “physical” reality is a form of Energy, and what we consider as solid is a “functional illusion” as it helps our perception system through our 5 senses to interact with this layer of reality.
This is explained at an “energetical level” through body energetic fields theories, chakras, and consciousness projection on universe theories, while at the “scientific level” it is explained through emotional and symbolic world affecting body theories, like psychosomatic and applied concepts of quantistic physics philosophy to health and wellness, like the fractals theory.
We speak of Holistic Therapy when we take in consideration all possible causes of the client's symptoms to work on most of them, possibly all of them, at the same time. This means a 360° therapy giving the same importance to physical, psychological, and spiritual/energetical aspects. Here we talk about spiritual/energetical meaning man natural transcendence wish, not it's religious or philosophical believing. Holistic means "team work" too. That means leaving part of your profit to create a the right threatment for the unique case of each client.
"Balance isn't just black and white.
It's the full burst of light spectrum of the rainbow"
When we talk about "Energy" in alternative therapies, people always think about some kind of magical flow. At the contrary with the developing of quantic physics, a change in reality perception has been done.
Everything is energy, subatomic variations and vibrations that make all we can perceive possible. But for human being, as we are highly specialized comunication animals, "Energy" just means "Information".
Although we live in our "rational state" of consciousness we often forget that the most part of our thoughts processes are subconscious.
Reiki, regressive therapy, shamanism, therapy with crystal. If they are part of a 360 psychological and medical threatment, they are just a way to work with our symbolic mind.
So it's not about believing, it's about recognizing the multiple layers reality of our
nature, and understanding the information they can provide, to reach a global view of wellness and health.