Energy medicine is a holistic philosophy that teaches, “I am responsible for the creation of my health and happiness. I participated, at some level, in the creation of this illness, and I can participate in the healing of this illness by healing myself.”
Healing and curing are not the same thing. A “cure” occurs when we successfully control or abate the physical progression of an illness. Curing a physical illness, however, does not necessarily mean that the emotional and psychological stresses that were a part of the illness are alleviated. For this reason, it is highly possible and often probable, that an illness will recur.
The process of curing is passive. The patient is inclined to give his or her authority over to the physician and prescribed treatment instead of actively challenging the illness and reclaiming their health. Healing on the other hand is an active and internal process that includes investigating one’s attitudes, memories, and beliefs with the desire to release all negative patterns that prevent our full emotional and spiritual recovery. As a result, our willingness to participate fully in our own healing is fundamentally necessary for its success.