Working with the chakras, the seven primary energy centers in every human body, can help bring more balance, peace, harmony and health into your life.
Chakra healing is a fundamental aspect in every holistic healing method, because the chakras are the natural conduits for the life force, or prana.
How well or poorly each chakra is able to do its job will then translate into your overall experience of health or dis-ease. Luckily, there are many different ways to work with your chakras to cleanse, revitalize, rebalance and restore beneficial energy flow.
In this article, you will learn about seven of the most popular types of holistic medicines or modalities that support and help with chakra healing.
Why Combine Chakra Healing and Other Medicines?
If you are just starting to learn about holistic medicine, you may be wondering how it can help to combine chakra healing with other medicines and methods.
The word “holistic” means treating the whole rather than just focusing on a particular part or set of symptoms.
After all, even if your stomach is the part of the body that is bothering you, your stomach is intimately connected to every other body system. Your stomach upset is just the symptom to let you know there is something out of balance in your system.
Holistic healing has the goal of rebalancing your whole system, which will also rebalance your stomach and digestion in the process. So perhaps your solar plexus chakra (in your upper abdomen) needs some special attention.
But when one chakra is out of balance, it impacts the other six chakras as well. Combining energy healing modalities can ensure your stomach feels better and the rest of you too.
7 Medicine Methods That Support Chakra Healing
These seven holistic medicine methods can all support chakra healing as well as whole-person healing and wellness.
Reiki may be an ancient Japanese energy healing method, but today it is recognized by modern Western medicine as well for its impact on health and healing.
Sometimes referred to as “laying on of hands,” Reiki requires only light touch or no contact at all to work. Typically the practitioner places their hands just over the area of the body where the energy is to be transmitted.
Reiki offers a gentle and highly complementary way to facilitate chakra healing and rebalancing.
Acupuncture is an ancient traditional Chinese medicine system of using thin needles or pressure points (called acupressure) to move energy in therapeutic ways throughout the body.
Acupuncture is especially well known in modern Western medicine for treating pain and stress, although its healing benefits are far broader than that.
Acupuncture or acupressure is a natural complement to chakra healing, with its focus on energy centers or meridians.
3. Qi Gong and Tai Chi
Like acupuncture, Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that focuses on moving energy by accessing energy centers or meridians in the body. Qi Gong is practiced for a variety of reasons today, including health and wellness, physical fitness and spirituality.
Qi Gong and Tai Chi are similar in many ways, including that both stem from TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and both focus on movement of the Chi, or life force, through energy centers or meridians. Both also focus on holistic healing beyond the level of the physical, and as such each is quite complementary with chakra healing.
4. Crystal Healing
Crystal healing harnesses the therapeutic properties of different natural rock and mineral formations. Certain crystals are associated with specific health and wellness properties.
You can learn about each crystal’s specific healing properties by taking an Evolve Healing crystal healing course. One thing you will learn is about crystals in each color family, such as the aligning powers of crystals in the yellow family.
Crystal layouts – specific placement of crystals to derive particular healing benefits – can increase the power of crystal healing when combined with chakra healing.
5. Essential Oils Therapy
Just as certain naturally-occurring crystals can have special resonance with certain energy centers in the body, so too can certain essential oils improve your results during chakra healing.
Essential oils, like crystals, are naturally occurring rather than man made. They are derived from herbs, flowers, plants and trees. Use of many essential oils dates back thousands of years.
For example, patchouli essential oil has a grounding effect that perfectly complements a well-balanced root chakra. Rose essential oil is known for its heart-opening and mood-lifting properties to work with the heart chakra. Peppermint or cinnamon essential oil are both excellent for easing digestive disruption at the solar plexus chakra level.
All kinds of yoga methods and schools exist today, but the practice of yoga itself is as ancient as the system of chakras.
In today’s modern world, yoga is increasingly seen as a health and wellness tool to enhance mobility, calm and focus the mind, ease chronic pain, improve balance and circulation and promote body awareness and self-confidence.
All yogic disciplines can complement any work done in chakra healing sessions. Certain yoga postures, or asanas, can be especially beneficial for working to heal specific chakra centers.
For example, Tree Pose is considered ideal for balancing the root chakra. Boat Pose is desirable if you need to work on your solar plexus chakra. And Corpse Pose is a great post for turning within to balance the crown chakra.
7. Emotional Freedom Technique
Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT tapping as it is sometimes called, also uses energy meridians in specific ways to help you release old trauma, pain and memories.
EFT is one of the easiest medicine methods to integrate right away with chakra healing work, because the tapping points you will use are located at the same points where your seven chakra points reside.
For a general balancing, you can simply tap gently at each chakra point while breathing deeply in and out. If one chakra needs more attention, you can spend extra time tapping and breathing there.