Much has been written about different methods of alternative medicine. The term alternative medicine grinds on the nerves since it puts up a possible confrontational situation with what’s called “traditional medicine” Complimentary or supportive medication is a far better term and modern medicine is better nomenclature for”traditional” medicine.
The Shaman’s Way
What would be the supportive or complimentary healing methods? A list would include Reiki, Qigong, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Chiropractic, Biofield Energy, Therapeutic Touch, Spiritual Healing, Faith Healing, Acupuncture, Acupressure, Yoga, Sufi Dancing, Polarity Therapy, Feldenkrais Method, Meditation, Visualization, Chakra Balancing, and Sound Healing (Vibrational Healing).
One healing procedure is older than those listed-shamanic healing. It has existed for at least 40,000 years. Interestingly enough, it’s used and still does use lots of the techniques that are integrated in approaches to present complimentary healing. Two popular recovery techniques have their history in the world of shamanism: healing hands and healing sounds.
What are healing hands? Healing palms are sometimes known as the”laying-on-of-hands” or as healing touch. Reiki is a fantastic example of modern healing techniques using hands, having been released at the early 1920’s. Like the shaman, the Reiki healer acts as a conduit for the universal life force.
A shaman uses his hands to find an issue in his patient, then to divert energy to this area so the individual can start to heal himself or herself. What occurs at this stage is a realignment of the molecular vibrations of the body. As the realignment or bringing into equilibrium happens, the shaman’s hands may display heat, cold, or vibration. In case the vibration becomes intense, the shaman could be known as a “tingler.”
Vibration segues into the next commonality in healing strategies that have come up to us via shamanism, sound recovery. Today you will find comprising electronic sounds to boost one’s vibration levels for recovery. Some of those productions move from 396hz to 852hz. There is vibrational sound to cure one’s DNA. There are still professionals using the old procedures of sound healing, mainly drums, rattles, and flutes and bowls (Tibetan and Quartz). The shaman, like many contemporary healing professionals, utilizes voice in the kind of chants and supplications to the spirit world.
It’s obvious the cliché “do not throw out the baby with the bathwater” is a great reminder to not be so quick to dismiss what our ancestors found beneficial.