Healing, what does it really mean to people in constant pain? In the Oxford Dictionary it says “healing is the process of making or becoming sound or healthy again.” (noun) “tending to heal; therapeutic.”(adjective)
Cancer Research wrote that “healers believe that healing energy exists all around us, and that they can channel this energy. They believe that the energy can heal you. There is no reliable scientific evidence to support its use as a cancer treatment.”
- Healing involves the channelling of healing energy, and healers believe that this energy can heal you
- There is no reliable scientific evidence to say it works as a treatment for cancer
- There are no reported side effects
Healing has become a popular means of alternative treatment. The scientific theory behind this is that a patients brain waves are stimulated during the treatment which can then help the healing process to start.
Some healers believe ‘they’ have been given some sort of power to help speed up the body’s natural process of healing. They say it is completely safe for people of any age or state of health. It is used for many conditions, in particular for stress and for muscoskeletal disorders and chronic illnesses. It doesn’t always work but the patient usually finds that their ability to cope with their problems improves. Many healers only require one session but usually a number of sessions are required.
In the Cambridge Dictionary it says that healing means :
So, although chronic pain is probably not something that you can treat with herbs or stick a plaster on it. However, to help it heal it can be helped by using our mind and body. Believing you can truly be in less pain if you do this or that can also help to convince your mind that there is a way out of this situation if you put your mind to it.
I have personally never seen a healer but I do believe some people have magic hands and I used to see a lady who gave me regular aromatherapy massage who I was convinced had healing hands. I always felt so much better after I had seen her. Of course the treatment itself was relaxing which helps any pain but I think it was her aura that convinced me I was in safe hands and I would leave feeling in less pain.
She held her treatments in a private hospital room and you could smell the relaxing oils as you walked down the corridor. She was always in a white surgical gown and the minute you entered the room you felt completely safe.
Her hands were healing hands and throughout the treatment she would quietly ask how you were feeling or did it hurt where she was working. Since she retired I have had a number of different aromatherapy massage sessions but none made me feel like she did. So, was I actually having a healing session with my aromatherapist? Well, I believe I was and I really miss though healing hands.
If your healing hands are your local GP, your Pain Consultant or even your best friend. If they make you feel more healed then try and see them as often as you can.