Energy Medicine

“All medicine is essentially energy medicine, for energy composes the world.”  Cyndi Dale

At our last meeting, Eating Without Meat of the Lowcountry hosted the wonderful Alice Tobin for a discussion and demonstration of Energy Medicine. Alice, a petite woman, speaks with quiet confidence and authority.  Her passion is evident, but there is something else — a certain knowing that she possesses. A sense that she knows the ways of health and healing if only we are open to receive it. And lucky for us, she is willing to share all that she knows.

“The well-worn path of Western allopathic medicine…does not hold all the answers we need.  To achieve excellence, we must also consider and work with what is not apparent, with what cannot be seen. We must journey into the complex world of subtle energies.”

I believe that people have a hard time with energy  because it is not readily seen.  Western medicine has us trained to look for what can be easily tested, measured, analyzed or imaged.  Cyndi Dale, the author of the incredible resource The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy states that all of reality is created from organized and changeable systems of subtle energy. We are energy.  Everything is energy. There are 3 main forms in which energy can be expressed. There are fields, such as the Auric Field which surrounds the human body. There are channels such as the Meridian system from ancient Chinese medicine that transports energy in and around the body,  and there are bodies such as the Chakras.  Interestingly, chakras appear in hundreds of cultures. Energy Medicine works to change the flow of energy in order to promote healing. According to energy healer Donna Eden, “In Energy Medicine, energy is the medicine, and energy is also the patient. You heal the body by activating its natural healing energies; you also heal the body by restoring energies that have become weak, disturbed, or out of balance.”

“Conventional medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissue, and organs. Energy Medicine, at its foundation, focuses on the energy fields of the body that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissue, and organs. Changing impaired energy patterns may be the most efficient, least invasive way to improve the health of organs, cells, and psyche.” David Feinstein

Which brings us back to Alice Tobin. Alice is a Certified Practitioner of Eden’s Energy Medicine who has been studying with Donna Eden since 2007. She has been using traditional Chinese medicine and nutrition for over 20 years and continues to expand her knowledge in those areas . She is also a Reiki Master and Health Coach. The energy medicine that she practices utilizes techniques from all available healing traditions. Some examples are traditional Chinese medicine, Celtic weave, yoga, kinesiology, and qi gong. Alice is the owner of The Energi Center on Hilton Head Island.

Alice is offering several 2 hour workshops to teach people on energy medicine. These are hands on workshops and you will leave with an extensive array osimple and easy to follow techniques to re-pattern your energies to a state of balance and optimal flow. The first of these classes is scheduled for Monday, May 6 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with additional workshops scheduled for June and July.

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