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Balancing Chakras - Using Essential Oils & Acupuncture

Traditional medicines from all over the world devote attention to the energy fields of the human body. Chinese acupuncture combined with Indian chakra healing provides a dual path to physical and spiritual health. In Indian medicine the chakras are places in the body that are crucial to the free flow of energies. The word chakra is a Sanskrit term that means wheel of light. These two alternative therapies can also be combined with aromatherapy, which provides this path to health with a third dimension.
by DeborahLindholm


Traditional medicines from all over the world devote attention to the energy fields of the human body. Chinese acupuncture combined with Indian chakra healing provides a dual path to physical and spiritual health. In Indian medicine the chakras are places in the body that are crucial to the free flow of energies. The word chakra is a Sanskrit term that means wheel of light. These two alternative therapies can also be combined with aromatherapy, which provides this path to health with a third dimension.

The human body comprises numerous chakras, or energy foci. Indian medicine recognises seven key points that correspond closely to the key organs that are central in Chinese traditional healing. For example, the spleen and liver in Chinese medicine correlate with the fourth chakra in Indian medicine. The principal chakras run down the center line of the body, parallel to the spine. They are (in order from the head to the groin) the crown, third eye, throat, heart, solar plexus, spleen and root chakras. The chakras are physical manifestations of spiritual energies. Each chakra is linked to different aspects of consciousness and different spiritual potencies. The second chakra is associated with sexual vitality and the life force, the third with personal spiritual power and the fifth with creativity, for example.

Traditional Chinese and Indian medicine both focus on energy flow within the body as well as the external positive and negative energy fields that surround us. Unblocking the energy flow through the channels, or meridians, within the body and managing the energy forces without are the key to restoring health and emotional balance. Chinese healers call this energy qi, and see it as comprising the positive and negative energies of yin and yang. Chakra healing and acupuncture share the common goal of restoring balance and re-energizing the body and spirit.

The combination of these two healing systems and philosophies enhances their efficacy. Acupuncture is the traditional Chinese way of freeing the flux of energies. Chakra healing offers a complementary perspective on where those blockages occur and where treatment can most effectively be applied.

To augment these treatments, aromatheraphy and essential oils can be incorporated into the treatment. Depending on the properties of the various oils, they may be applied to the chakra that is diagnosed as the root of the problem, or introduced into the persons energy field in other ways. Inhaling the fragrance or anointing the hands and feet with a selected oil complement chakra and acupuncture therapy. Colour therapy may also be incorporated, to help choose the most effective fragrances for healing.

Chakra acupuncture is a holistic option that is a favoured path to healing for many people in search of spiritual balance. It is a drug-free way of looking after our emotional and physical selves that recognizes the connectedness of mind and body and treats both entities together.

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