Energy Healing 101: What is Energy Healing?

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Energy healing is an ancient form of alternative medicine that has been rapidly gaining recognition in the modern world throughout the past few years. Based on the belief that all physical ailments are caused by energy imbalances, energy healing promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself from blocks created by disease and negative emotions. These blocks are largely in part due to an imbalance of the body’s energy field, or chakras, which are energy centers located within the body.

When our chakras are out of balance or misaligned, energy healing works to bring you back into alignment to enhance the overall well-being of your body, mind and soul.

What are the Seven Chakras?

There are seven main chakras that make up the energy centers located within our bodies. Each one is associated with a specific area of the body and works synchronistically to bring us into full alignment. Working our way from the base of the spine to the crown of the head, the chakras include:

  • Root Chakra: located at the base of your spine, the Root Chakra provides a sense of security and survival.
  • Sacral Chakra: located right below the belly button, the Sacral Chakra focuses on the creative forces inside of you.
  • Solar Plexus Chakra: located in the center of your abdomen, the Solar Plexus Chakra is the birth place of your identity, self-confidence and personal power.
  • Heart Chakra: located right over your heart center, the Heart Chakra empowers your love, compassion, and kindness.
  • Throat Chakra: located right in between your collar bone, the Throat Chakra allows you to communicate and speak your truth with clarity and compassion. 
  • Third Eye Chakra: located directly in between your eyebrows, the Third Eye Chakra opens up your mind to things beyond the physical world, connecting you to your intuition and inner knowing.
  • Crown Chakra: located at the top of your head, the Crown Chakra connects you to the universe and your own divinity. 

For a deeper dive into the chakra centers, check out our Beginner’s Guide to Chakra Healing

How Does Energy Healing Work

energy-healing-san-diegoSeeing as you are a whole and complex spiritual being existing within a human body, it’s natural to experience periods of misalignment, or dis-ease. Just as doctors work with the physical body to cure ailments, energy healers work with the energetic body to shift our vibrations and frequencies back into alignment. After all, energy is everything and we all need support when life knocks us out of balance. 

Energy healers work with the energy fields by sending healing energy to specific chakras in order to restore balance and improve health. Energy healers are also called “healers”, “energy workers”, or “healing practitioners.” Oftentimes, they have a degree in another field like psychology, science, or biology, and are trained to understand and recognize energy imbalances in the body. Most people who receive energy healing are looking for ways to manage stress, improve their health, or relieve chronic pain. 

Energy healing is incredibly powerful work and has many benefits for the wellness of our mind, body and soul. As an important reminder, this is not to claim energy healing can fix any and all medical issues. If you are experiencing a medical issue, it is important to listen to the recommendation of your doctor, in addition to receiving support from a healing practitioner. Balance is always key; do your research and use what helps you from Western and alternative medicines. 

Energy Healing Techniques

The variety of energy healing practices is truly remarkable. If you’re new to the world of energy healing, try out a few different techniques to help decide which one(s) feel the most supportive for you and your journey. Some common energy healing techniques include:

  • Reiki: an ancient Japanese energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch and flow of life force energy. 
  • Qigong: a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves exercises and breathing techniques to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit,
  • Crystal Healing: an alternative medicine practice that uses crystals for therapeutic purposes, bringing balance to one’s body and mind. Some of the more common stones used are turquoise, amethyst, and citrine. Crystals like quartz, rose quartz, malachite, and jade are also frequently used.
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress, also known as tapping.
  • Sound Healing: the practice of using different sounds (frequencies) to heal your body, mind and spirit. 

The treatment you experience can vary a bit from practitioner to practitioner, as each energy healer adds in their own special magic.

Scented Gems Energy Healing 

Our Crystal Candles are just one of the ways we offer energy healing to the world. All of our candles are reiki-infused, handmade with so much love and intention. In addition to healing reiki energy, every candle is charged with the specific energy of each crystal. Our Crystal Candles are supercharged with crystal healing and reiki! Interested in finding the perfect candle to support you? Head to our Crystal Candle Collections to browse our variety of intention candles. 


If you’re interested in additional support, please feel free to contact us to hear more about our offers available for sound healing, chakra alignment, Oracle card readings, and Tarot readings. 


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