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Energy Healing Therapy: What Is It and How Can It Help Heal Chronic Disease?

The more clients I work with in my functional medicine coaching practice, the more keys I discover to help clients crack the code of long and complex health journeys. One of those keys is energy healing therapy. 

Many of my clients come to me after trying a myriad of things to heal their long-standing health problems. They’ve met with many health practitioners, tried many different medications, bought every supplement they’ve read about, changed their diets, and even done this for YEARS on end! And I’m pleased to say that after working with me, the majority of them have found long-term resolution. There have only been a handful of clients that, despite turning over so many clinical stones, we could not find the missing pieces to get them full resolution.

But I didn’t give up searching. 

I always felt that the answers lay in my client’s stories – their history, their identity, the expression of their true self and who they were BEING. 

While I did know that it wasn’t psychotherapy that they needed, what I didn’t know is that energetic blocks were in large part responsible for quite literally, the lack of FLOW in their lives.

This is where energy healing comes in.

In the past decade, practices like yoga, meditation, and breath work have become mainstream staples in many wellness communities. Millions of people have accepted the benefits of these alongside other ancient healing practices like acupuncture and reflexology, and use them in parallel to support their healing journey.

As more people learn how energy healing impacts our health, I believe a wide variety of energy healing modalities such as qi gong, emotional freedom technique, reiki, sound or other frequency healing, will see a similar rise in popularity and become widely accepted as a standard in holistic care.

That is why I’m so passionate about pairing energy healing therapy with functional medicine to facilitate deeper results for those who need more support.

What is energy healing therapy?

Energy healing therapy is any type of healing modality that focuses on clearing energetic blocks in the body to help restore balance and promote overall health. 

It’s based on the belief that aside from our physical body, we have an energetic body that contains our life force energy. This energy is referred to as “qi” in traditional Chinese medicine, “ki” in Japanese, and “prana” in Sanskrit. 

The philosophy behind energy healing is that negative energy can become trapped in different areas of the body, creating mental, emotional, and even physical symptoms. Once these energetic blocks are removed, the body can access its natural ability to heal, leaving the person feeling lighter, clearer, and full of energy.

Energy healing practitioners use different techniques to identify these blocks, and work with the person to help them understand which areas of life they’re coming from.

In my functional medicine practice, I use the functional medicine timeline to uncover major life events that could be contributing to someone’s symptoms. 

These include:

  • Childhood trauma
  • Starting a new career
  • Ending a romantic relationship
  • A significant surgery, illness, or injury
  • Moving to a new place
  • Experiencing grief 

An energetic practitioner may use his or her intuitive abilities to uncover the reason behind your health condition as well. Once these imbalances are identified and addressed, you can make targeted changes that support your health. Even just creating the awareness of a block can allow it to begin to shift.

Is energy healing therapy right for you?

To understand if energy healing is the right next step for you, I encourage you to consider your health journey thus far. 

Have you been able to make progress with simple diet and lifestyle changes? Or do you feel there’s something deeper driving your disease?

Are you aware of physical, mental or emotional trauma on your timeline? (PS Even if we have not experienced big T-Trauma like accidents, abuse or birth trauma, we have probably all experienced little t-trauma while growing up and these can also present blockages.)

Have you explored so many clinical avenues that you have run out of ideas? Are you interested in exploring alternative solutions as a result?

Many people are turning towards holistic medicine to support their wellbeing because they’re not feeling seen or heard within the conventional treatment model. My clients are sick of relying on medications to manage their condition, and are invested in a less invasive and more natural approach.

Energy healing can be a complementary method to functional medicine, as it digs deeper by going beyond just the physical body.

If you’re struggling to uncover the meaning behind your symptoms, energy healing therapy could be the solution you need to release whatever is holding you back, and finally move forward with your health.

What are the benefits of energy healing therapy?

Decrease chronic pain

If you’re struggling with chronic pain, research has shown that energy healing techniques like acupuncture can significantly reduce back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, and chronic headaches. 

Relieve stress

Stress often manifests as a disruption in the body’s energy flow, and energy healing can help release these stagnant energies. By doing so, it enables the body to regain its natural state of equilibrium, reducing the physical and emotional tension associated with stress. Energy healing can also enhance self-awareness and mindfulness, allowing individuals to better cope with stressful situations and relieve feelings of anxiety and depression.

Improved sleep

Reduced stress and anxiety, allows you to relax more deeply. Additionally, energy healing can facilitate the release of pent-up emotions and promote a sense of inner peace, which can be incredibly beneficial for those struggling with insomnia or restless sleep.

Complement other healing protocols

Energy healing has proven effective for patients undergoing cancer treatment, to help strengthen the immune system, and support patients post surgery. It can also be helpful for those struggling with PTSD.

Deeper connection to self

Research has shown that energy healing sessions can foster a deeper sense of peace, joy, and a greater connection to self. These feelings not only reduce health conditions brought on by chronic stress, but help you understand where that stress is coming from so you can make different choices that support your healing.

Energy healing techniques

Over the years, different cultures and schools of thought have created different energy healing techniques that seek to bring balance to the body. Here are a few I’ve found particularly helpful as a functional medicine coach.


Rooted in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture brings balance to the body by applying needles to different energy pathways in the body called meridians. TCM believes that when these meridians are blocked, the flow of blood becomes stagnated, leading to chronic pain and disease. By stimulating these pathways with small needles, the body’s life force energy (qi) is restored and promotes healthy blood flow to organs, glands, and tissues.


Reiki is a hands-on energy healing technique originating in Japan. It uses gentle touch to identify, shift, and balance the body’s life force energy, or “ki.” Reiki practitioners use a series of hand movements and places them over different areas of the body to sense where the energetic blocks are. Harnessing the power of ki, they’re able to shift the energy in your body to clear your blocks, creating a deep sense of relaxation, healing, and peace. 


Reflexology is an energy healing technique that involves the application of pressure to specific points on the feet, hands, or ears. These pressure points correspond to different organs, systems, and parts of the body, and when stimulated correctly, can promote natural healing.


PSYCH-K is a simple, yet powerful technique that uses psychology, neuroscience, and kinesiology to overcome limiting beliefs keeping you trapped in the toxic cycle of disease. 

Subconscious beliefs can block your body’s ability to heal by influencing your mind on a cellular level. All emotions create chemicals in the brain that are passed through the blood into your cells, affecting the way your genes are expressed.

PSYCH-K practitioners use a variety of exercises (called balances) to rewire the subconscious mind in a simple, efficient, and non-invasive way. Some examples include muscle testing, stress transformation, and belief statements (or affirmations).

If you’re interested in using PSYCH-K to support your healing journey, learn more about my Accelerated Healing package here

Medical Intuition or Channeling 

Medical intuitives and channelers are healing practitioners who use their intuitive abilities to identify and understand your health issues on a deeper level. They do this by scanning your energy field, and looking for incongruences so they can identify the root cause of your medical issue. 

Medical intuitives often receive guidance in the form of images, physical sensations, or even messages from your spirit guides. Working with an intuitive or channeler can be a deeply profound experience if you’re willing to keep an open mind and trust the process. 

When paired with a medical treatment model like functional medicine, energy healing can support rapid transformation for people struggling with chronic health conditions.

It’s not only been proven to reduce pain and chronic stress, but it can uncover the deeper meaning behind your symptoms, helping you make better decisions to support your health.

I recommend finding an energy healing practitioner that’s willing to work alongside your healthcare provider so you can get the most targeted and informed care possible.

That’s why I’ve teamed up with an energy healing team of my own to offer you an exciting opportunity to receive next level support to transform your health. 

With my Quantum Healing Package, you’ll receive a 1:1 health assessment with me, where we’ll use the principles of functional medicine to clarify the key areas you’re struggling with, and identify the most important areas to accelerate your healing journey. 

You’ll also receive a joint session with energy channeler Federica Calandra and medical intuitive Patrice Krysztofiak to uncover and remove the root of your energetic blocks.

My belief is that by combining these different practices, you’ll be able to address both your physical and energetic blocks, to create momentum and quantum leap your healing progress.

If you’re ready to work with a team of like-minded professionals invested in your health, book your Quantum Healing package here

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