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How Does Energy Medicine One’s Health?

How Does Energy Medicine One’s Health?

The word “medicine” is derived from the Latin expression, ars medicina, which means “the art of healing”. It is a science of diagnosis, healing, and prevention of diseases in human beings. In today’s world, we move at a pace that is racing to keep up with the speed of our thoughts. These thoughts drive the human body, and energy medicine recognizes the power of both our thoughts and this world, thus revolutionizing healing via energy.

This method of healing is a branch of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is one of the mind-body practices that include a diverse group of techniques taught by trained practitioners. These procedures are proven to deal with health problems that conventional medicine can’t seem to fix, and bring renewed stamina to a tired body, and fresh vitality to a weary mind. It counteracts a sagging attitude by helping to eliminate stress and reduce anxiety, which helps in removing the toxins that could eventually turn into different diseases. Each cell in the human body emits and responds to the electrochemical signals and help us breathe while regulating our body functions to keep us safe from any foreign microbe, but the mind is ultra-sensitive and tends to register everything that is happening to us, big and small. The energy body logs every incident and the feeling within our bodies. These unexpressed and unconscious emotions cause energy

Energy healing includes a variety of therapies, which include Acupuncture, Acupressure, Chakra Tuning, Reiki, Qi gong, and Whole Medical System. The above techniques are all about energy balance and flow of energy within a body, and can manifest as heat, tingling, or even cooling sensations.

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Acupuncture

This is a centuries-old form of Chinese medicine. Acupuncture involves the painless insertion of needles along points of the body called meridians or energy channels. Generation of small electric pulses occurs when the acupuncture needles attach to a device. This process helps in the release of energy blockages, thus relieving pain.

Acupressure

This is a part of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and it works by stimulating the meridian system by applying pressure, which helps to bringing relief by balancing energy and releasing any blockages.

Chakra Tuning

Indian healers believe that the human body has seven energy centers called chakras. These chakras receive, absorb and express our energy, acting like a bridge between body and mind. Energy can be restored by either Chakra chanting or using turning forks.

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Reiki

This is an ancient Japanese form of spiritual healing wherein the healer’s hands transfer the universal energy to the patient to help restore good health. It helps to open all the blockages that prevent him from a good health.

Qi Gong

This is an ancient Chinese practice with roots in medicine, martial arts and philosophy. The rhythmic breathing coordinated with a calm mindful state helps in guiding energy through the body. Qi Gong is classified as an alternative medicine as it has been proven to help develop human potential by balancing the flow of vital energy, which helps to improve immune function and promote relaxation in the body.

Whole Medical System

Whole medical systems (WMS) are built upon theory and practice. Western Cultures include homeopathic medicine, and naturopathic medicine, while non-Western cultures include traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine.

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· TCM is approximately 5,000 years old and is based on the concept that disease results from disruption in the flow of energy, which is maintained by keeping a balance in the two forces known as yin and yang. It uses the theory of five elements such as fire, earth, metal, water and wood to explain how the body works. Herbs, massage, and moxibustion are some of the ways TCM uses to treat people suffering from different diseases.

· Ayurveda originated in India and had evolved over thousands of years. It means “the science of life”, and the goal of this form of medicine is to prevent disease and promote welfare by balancing body, mind, and spirit. It works via the theory that each person’s body constitution is based on five doshas, and imbalance in any of them could result in illness. Ayurvedic medicine helps in eliminating impurities, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in a person’s life by increasing resistance to disease via therapies such as diet, yoga, meditation, herbs, massage, and controlled breathing.

· Homeopathy originated in the 19th century in Europe. Its goal is to help the body heal by using natural substances derived from plants, minerals and animals. A practitioner helps treat physical symptoms, emotional, psychological state, body type, and genetic and personal health history.

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· Naturopathic medicine also originated in Europe, and includes ancient and modern therapies from other traditions. It attempts to help the body heal by supporting good health rather than fighting a disease. Practitioners use natural and non-invasive treatments by focusing on changes in diet, lifestyle, and prevention combined with herbs and massages.

Conclusion

Therapists practicing Energy Medicine have claimed that they have succeeded where medical science failed. Science has no boundaries, and alternative medicine has proven that living beings have a unique property that gives them a special quality called life. Belief in the existence of a living force is ancient, and many names are given to this existence. It is called Prana in Hinduism, Chi by the Chinese, and Ki by the Japanese. This energy is said to constitute the source of life that is associated with soul and intelligence.

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Last Updated on September 16, 2019

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

How to Stop Procrastinating: 11 Practical Ways for Procrastinators

You have a deadline looming. However, instead of doing your work, you are fiddling with miscellaneous things like checking email, social media, watching videos, surfing blogs and forums. You know you should be working, but you just don’t feel like doing anything.

We are all familiar with the procrastination phenomenon. When we procrastinate, we squander away our free time and put off important tasks we should be doing them till it’s too late. And when it is indeed too late, we panic and wish we got started earlier.

The chronic procrastinators I know have spent years of their life looped in this cycle. Delaying, putting off things, slacking, hiding from work, facing work only when it’s unavoidable, then repeating this loop all over again. It’s a bad habit that eats us away and prevents us from achieving greater results in life.

Don’t let procrastination take over your life. Here, I will share my personal steps on how to stop procrastinating. These 11 steps will definitely apply to you too:

1. Break Your Work into Little Steps

Part of the reason why we procrastinate is because subconsciously, we find the work too overwhelming for us. Break it down into little parts, then focus on one part at the time. If you still procrastinate on the task after breaking it down, then break it down even further. Soon, your task will be so simple that you will be thinking “gee, this is so simple that I might as well just do it now!”.

For example, I’m currently writing a new book (on How to achieve anything in life). Book writing at its full scale is an enormous project and can be overwhelming. However, when I break it down into phases such as –

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  • (1) Research
  • (2) Deciding the topic
  • (3) Creating the outline
  • (4) Drafting the content
  • (5) Writing Chapters #1 to #10,
  • (6) Revision
  • (7) etc.

Suddenly it seems very manageable. What I do then is to focus on the immediate phase and get it done to my best ability, without thinking about the other phases. When it’s done, I move on to the next.

2. Change Your Environment

Different environments have different impact on our productivity. Look at your work desk and your room. Do they make you want to work or do they make you want to snuggle and sleep? If it’s the latter, you should look into changing your workspace.

One thing to note is that an environment that makes us feel inspired before may lose its effect after a period of time. If that’s the case, then it’s time to change things around. Refer to Steps #2 and #3 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity, which talks about revamping your environment and workspace.

3. Create a Detailed Timeline with Specific Deadlines

Having just 1 deadline for your work is like an invitation to procrastinate. That’s because we get the impression that we have time and keep pushing everything back, until it’s too late.

Break down your project (see tip #1), then create an overall timeline with specific deadlines for each small task. This way, you know you have to finish each task by a certain date. Your timelines must be robust, too – i.e. if you don’t finish this by today, it’s going to jeopardize everything else you have planned after that. This way it creates the urgency to act.

My goals are broken down into monthly, weekly, right down to the daily task lists, and the list is a call to action that I must accomplish this by the specified date, else my goals will be put off.

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Here’re more tips on setting deadlines: 22 Tips for Effective Deadlines

4. Eliminate Your Procrastination Pit-Stops

If you are procrastinating a little too much, maybe that’s because you make it easy to procrastinate.

Identify your browser bookmarks that take up a lot of your time and shift them into a separate folder that is less accessible. Disable the automatic notification option in your email client. Get rid of the distractions around you.

I know some people will out of the way and delete or deactivate their facebook accounts. I think it’s a little drastic and extreme as addressing procrastination is more about being conscious of our actions than counteracting via self-binding methods, but if you feel that’s what’s needed, go for it.

5. Hang out with People Who Inspire You to Take Action

I’m pretty sure if you spend just 10 minutes talking to Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, you’ll be more inspired to act than if you spent the 10 minutes doing nothing. The people we are with influence our behaviors. Of course spending time with Steve Jobs or Bill Gates every day is probably not a feasible method, but the principle applies — The Hidden Power of Every Single Person Around You

Identify the people, friends or colleagues who trigger you – most likely the go-getters and hard workers – and hang out with them more often. Soon you will inculcate their drive and spirit too.

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As a personal development blogger, I “hang out” with inspiring personal development experts by reading their blogs and corresponding with them regularly via email and social media. It’s communication via new media and it works all the same.

6. Get a Buddy

Having a companion makes the whole process much more fun. Ideally, your buddy should be someone who has his/her own set of goals. Both of you will hold each other accountable to your goals and plans. While it’s not necessary for both of you to have the same goals, it’ll be even better if that’s the case, so you can learn from each other.

I have a good friend whom I talk to regularly, and we always ask each other about our goals and progress in achieving those goals. Needless to say, it spurs us to keep taking action.

7. Tell Others About Your Goals

This serves the same function as #6, on a larger scale. Tell all your friends, colleagues, acquaintances and family about your projects. Now whenever you see them, they are bound to ask you about your status on those projects.

For example, sometimes I announce my projects on The Personal Excellence Blog, Twitter and Facebook, and my readers will ask me about them on an ongoing basis. It’s a great way to keep myself accountable to my plans.

8. Seek out Someone Who Has Already Achieved the Outcome

What is it you want to accomplish here, and who are the people who have accomplished this already? Go seek them out and connect with them. Seeing living proof that your goals are very well achievable if you take action is one of the best triggers for action.

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9. Re-Clarify Your Goals

If you have been procrastinating for an extended period of time, it might reflect a misalignment between what you want and what you are currently doing. Often times, we outgrow our goals as we discover more about ourselves, but we don’t change our goals to reflect that.

Get away from your work (a short vacation will be good, else just a weekend break or staycation will do too) and take some time to regroup yourself. What exactly do you want to achieve? What should you do to get there? What are the steps to take? Does your current work align with that? If not, what can you do about it?

10. Stop Over-Complicating Things

Are you waiting for a perfect time to do this? That maybe now is not the best time because of X, Y, Z reasons? Ditch that thought because there’s never a perfect time. If you keep waiting for one, you are never going to accomplish anything.

Perfectionism is one of the biggest reasons for procrastination. Read more about why perfectionist tendencies can be a bane than a boon: Why Being A Perfectionist May Not Be So Perfect.

11. Get a Grip and Just Do It

At the end, it boils down to taking action. You can do all the strategizing, planning and hypothesizing, but if you don’t take action, nothing’s going to happen. Occasionally, I get readers and clients who keep complaining about their situations but they still refuse to take action at the end of the day.

Reality check:

I have never heard anyone procrastinate their way to success before and I doubt it’s going to change in the near future.  Whatever it is you are procrastinating on, if you want to get it done, you need to get a grip on yourself and do it.

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