Energy Therapies are also called biofield therapies. Energy therapy is the gentle art of clearing cellular memory through the human energy field promoting health, balance and relaxation, and is based on the concept of connection between the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms of our lives found in many holistic healing methods.
Energy therapy uses focused healing energy to clear blocks that accumulate in the body hindering the natural flow of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual energy.
When energy is flowing freely through your body, you have good emotional, physical and spiritual health. When you are ill, the energy flow is blocked.
Energy Healing Practitioners believe that Energy Healing is an important component in the treatment of cancer; it can address root cause, therefore can help the individual focus on the underlying factors and reverse them.
Energy Healing opens the channels so that treatments such as chemotherapy can work more efficiently. Conversely, it can also remove chemo from the body after it has done its work, thus reducing the toxic load on the body.
Energy Therapy as a Complementary Therapy
There is no evidence at this time that energy therapies can treat cancer itself. They have mainly been used to try to ease symptoms of cancer or side effects of treatment such as anxiety, fatigue, pain, nausea or vomiting. Some studies show that people feel that energy therapy treatment improves their quality of life. Many people say that they feel very relaxed, calm and peaceful after an energy therapy session.
Some studies suggest that energy therapies work because the person experiences the focused and caring presence of the practitioner, rather than a change in energy flow. More research is needed to understand the role of energy therapies as a complementary therapy.
While several studies have been published evaluating various energy therapies, unfortunately many of the studies lack rigour. Therefore, there is a paucity of well-designed research evaluating energy therapies.
Case reports and pilot-level data have been published supporting the benefit of energy therapies in cancer care for palliation of cancer symptoms and treatment-related side effects.
Areas that have shown promise include:
- Reiki for cancer-related fatigue, anxiety, overall improvement in quality of life, and decreased pain;
- Therapeutic Touch for anxiety; and
- Healing Touch for mood disturbance, fatigue, nausea, pain, side-effect bother, vitality, and physical functioning and well-being.
Energy therapies are considered complements – not replacements – to traditional cancer treatment. Energy therapies cannot cure or directly treat cancer. These therapies can help people relax and may improve quality of life among people with mesothelioma and other cancers.
Read more about how Energy Therapies are administered, Possible Side-effects and Risks etc., on our static Complementary & Alternative Therapies page, Energy Therapies
Please note that the Little Fighters Cancer Trust shares information regarding various types of cancer treatments on this blog merely for informational use. LFCT does not endorse or promote any specific cancer treatments – we believe that the public should be informed but that the option is theirs to take as to what treatments are to be used.
Always consult your medical practitioner prior to taking any other medication, natural or otherwise.