"Energy medicine is the next big step ... it is the future of medicine" - Dr. Mehmet Oz
WHAT IS ENERGY MEDICINE?
For thousands of years, our ancestors have recognized the healing value of energy.
From Asia to America, traditional medicine focused on our energy health as the most effective way to prevent disease and increase overall vitality.
Whether it was through balancing the qi (chi) that runs through the meridians, Ayurvedic practices to balance the doshas or using therapeutic touch in shamanic practices, vital energy was understood as the "master key" for a healthy and balanced life.
For millions of people, over thousands of years, accessing and balancing their vital energy has helped to keep diseases at bay. However, today, modern medicine practically ignores the healing power of our vital energy.
"Energy Medicine brings vitality when we are tired, health when we are sick and joy when we are down."
- Donna Eden
Energy Medicine is based on the scientifically accepted fact that everything in our Universe is made up of energy , including the human body. Conventional Medicine, at its base, focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissues and organs. Energy Medicine, at its base, focuses on the energy fields of the body that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissues and organs.
Fortunately, the latest scientific evidence is beginning to prove what our ancestors knew so well: vital energy is powerful. Very powerful!
Effectively, the field of Energy Medicine is helping thousands of people around the world to recover this ancient knowledge, lighting the way for what is possible to happen, when we know how to direct the energy of our body, mind and emotions.
Energy Medicine puts our health and well-being in our own hands. Daily practices can open and align different levels of our energy, giving us access to abounding health, deep joy and happiness, as well as greater focus and mental clarity
Fortunately, we can all have access to the source of this transformative energy!
Energy Medicine is an integrative approach that expands principles and practices of therapeutic approaches as distinct as acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, therapeutic tai chi, yoga and other holistic modalities, in order to:
decrease distress, pain and illness;
strengthen feelings of happiness, joy and satisfaction with life;
increase focus and mental clarity, boosting productivity;
improve balance, harmony and well-being;
enhance general health and longevity.
Today, there are many people who are beginning to realize that their daily physical and psychological imbalances are based on their energy levels. When the flow of energy is blocked or unbalanced, illnesses are more likely to occur, life becomes more difficult and everything looks grayer.
When the different energy systems are aligned, reopened and unobstructed , life begins to flow in another way, it becomes easier, abundant and with a renewed sense .
The good news is that Energy Medicine and all its benefits are not reserved only for doctors, psychologists, gifted therapists or other health professionals.
With the right knowledge, any one of us can move from healing instinctively to healing intentionally, gaining access to a powerful and almost inexhaustible source of health, vitality and joy.
According to Donna Eden, pioneer of Energy Medicine, we all have the ability to use our vital energy to create a fundamental change in the mind-body relationship, which can transform our lives for the better.
After self-healing from a debilitating chronic illness, she decided to start studying ancient energy traditions and saw how each approached different energy systems, but which ended up communicating and interacting with each other, forming a unitary pattern that surrounded and penetrated the body.
It was during this critical period that Donna Eden realized that, in our innermost being, we are all instinctive healers because our bodies and minds naturally seek healing and alignment.
WHAT ARE THE PRINCIPLES OF ENERGY MEDICINE ?
Although Energy Medicine is composed of different theoretical and practical models, which demonstrates its richness and complexity, there are some essential characteristics that distinguish it and that are shared by most of these models.
The essential principles of Energy Medicine include:
1. Energies - whether electromagnetic or more subtle energies - form the dynamic infrastructure of the physical body;
2. The health of these energies - in terms of fluidity, balance and harmony - is reflected in the health of the body;
3. Likewise, when the body is not healthy, it is possible to identify and balance the corresponding energy disorders.
To overcome a disease and maintain vibrant health, the body needs its energies to:
a) Flow and have space to continue to flow - energies can be blocked due to toxins, muscle constrictions, prolonged stress or interference from other energies;
b) Flow in certain patterns - generally, in harmony with the physical structures and biological functions of the body, which the energies themselves animate and support (“Flow follows function”);
c) Cross the body - at all levels, from the micro level of the DNA double helix, to the macro level, where the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa;
d) Maintain a balance with other energies - energies can lose their natural balance due to prolonged stress or any other condition that keeps certain energy systems in "survival mode".
The flow, balance and harmony of an energy system can be restored and maintained non- invasively, through:
a) tapping, massage, pinching, twisting or connecting specific points on the skin surface;
b) use of our hands to trace specific energy pathways along the surface of the body;
c) exercises or postures created for specific energetic purposes;
d) use of the mind's focus and intention to move specific energies;
e) involve an area with healing energies (one person's energy has an impact on the other).
WHO IS DONNA EDEN?
Donna Eden was born in 1943, in California, in a family in which talking about energy and intuition was considered normal and even encouraged, especially by her mother, who also had an unusual ability to see the subtle energies that surround and penetrate all living beings. Although Donna was born with the ability to see and feel the energies of the human body, it was only years later, when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and her doctors gave up on her, that this ability would prove to be fundamental to overcome this disease, still considered incurable by Western medicine today.
After discovering, personally, that it was possible to consciously direct her body's energies to cure various health problems, including advanced multiple sclerosis, Donna Eden spent the next 35 years treating more than 10,000 patients with different health problems, from physical to psychological, with extraordinary success rates. Since then, and with the publication of the acclaimed book Energy Medicine , she has dedicated her life, together with her husband, the psychologist David Feinstein, to teaching people who cannot see or feel energy in a natural way, to get in tune with their own subtle healing energies. Her contagious joy and skills as a therapist are legendary!
Today, Donna Eden is one of the world's leading authorities in the field of Energy Medicine. More than 100,000 people, both lay and health professionals, have already attended her lectures and training sessions, all over the world.
In the meantime, hundreds of therapists have already been trained in Eden Energy Medicine, many without any prior aptitude to feel or see energy, sharing only a curiosity and a great desire to learn to identify and balance their own energies or the energies of their patients, if they are already health professionals. The model developed by Donna Eden allows anyone to learn simple, non-invasive and extremely powerful techniques to recover and maintain health, be it physical or psychological.
"We hope that they will join us in raising the vibration of the planet, one person at a time" - Donna Eden
You can find out more about Donna Eden's life and work HERE
DAILY ENERGY ROUTINE
Energy Medicine uses simple and extremely effective techniques to improve physical and psychological health. The following Daily Energy Routine was developed by Donna Eden and can be performed by anyone to keep their energies balanced throughout the day, reducing stress and increasing vitality and well-being. The exercises are very simple and you can feel the results immediately.
If you perform the exercises of the Daily Energy Routine, daily! you will see that in just a few days people around you start to notice that you are different and will ask you what you have been taking ... tell them it's called DER ... Daily Energy Routine :) Try ti!
WHAT IS EDEN ENERGY MEDICINE ?
The Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) model of Energy Medicine was developed over more than 35 years by Donna Eden , an extraordinary American therapist who was born with the ability to see the energy of the human body as clearly as you are reading this text.
The EEM model recognizes and understands the human body as a system of energies that can be influenced by other energies in the environment and consciously accessed by anyone to promote healing, health and well-being. According to EEM, it is possible to heal the body by activating the body's own natural healing energies, thus restoring those that have become weak, disturbed or unbalanced. For this purpose, it uses techniques from time-honored traditions, such as Acupuncture, Yoga, Kinesiology or Qi Gong.
The flow, balance and harmony of the energy system can be restored and maintained in a non-invasive way, by touching, massaging or holding certain energy connection points on the skin (Acupuncture Points); swiping the hand over fixed energy center (Chakras); moving the hand along specific energetic pathways on the skin surface (Meridians); by focusing the mind to move specific energies (Intent); or through postures and physical exercises created for specific energetic purposes.
A bit like modern medicine, for centuries, different cultures around the world have studied the different energy systems of the body in isolation, independently of each other (ie meridians, chakras, aura ...). The EEM model works with 9 different energy systems, constituting itself as one of the most complete and integrative models ever developed, and can be used both as a complementary practice in conjunction with other medical approaches, or as a support system by itself.
Thousands of people around the world have used EEM to maintain health and treat disease; stimulating the immune system, relieving headaches, releasing stress, improving memory and digestion, relieving arthritis or lower back pain, releasing shoulder and neck tension, and learning to deal with "electromagnetic pollution".
The simple and extremely effective techniques of EEM keep the body's energies balanced, helping to improve health, sharpen the mind and increase joy and vitality.
You can find out more about Eden Energy Medicine HERE
EDEN ENERGY MEDICINE IN EUROPE
Donna Eden Energy Medicine is still a relatively new and little-known approach in Europe. However, the first time that EEM crossed the Atlantic Ocean to England was over 20 years ago, through the extraordinary Madison King , one of Donna Eden's first students. Over the years, Madison has demonstrated energy medicine across the UK, appearing on television and radio programs. She has published 6 books and more than 100 articles in magazines and currently divides her time between the United Kingdom and southern Spain.
With the development of the internet and social media, visibility, interest and also the need to train the first therapists in Europe grew. So, in 2012, anchored in the vision of Donna Eden and her husband, psychologist David Feinstein, of bringing EEM to as many people as possible, Madison agreed to coordinate the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program, in Europe .
In early 2015, after two intense years of theory and practice in the 9 energy systems that make up the EEM model, the first 70 therapists, from diferent European countries, were certified in London.
You can find out more about the EEM Certification Program HERE
Donna Eden e Madison King
Donna Eden e Madison King
Programa de Certificação EEM Europa
Programa de Certificação EEM Europa
Primeira Certificação EEM Europa
Primeira Certificação EEM Europa
EDEN ENERGY MEDICINE IN PORTUGAL
Donna Eden's Energy Medicine is growing, all over the world and Portugal is no exception. Right now, Dr. João Paulo Pestana is the only Portuguese certified in EEM, but he hopes that this can change in the near future.
Since there has been a growing interest in this approach in Portugal, Dr. João Paulo Pestana conducts regular lectures and workshops throughout the country, which introduce participants to the methods and techniques of EEM.
In 2019-2020, in the beautiful Algarve, 8 students got together with Dr. João for the 1st edition of the 1st Year of the Certification Program in EEM (Fundamentals) in portuguese.
You can find out more about Energy Medicine events in Portugal HERE
THE 9 ENERGY SYSTEMS USED IN EDEN ENERGY MEDICINE
The energetic anatomy of the body is as complex and multifaceted as its physical anatomy. The EEM model works with nine primary energy systems, all of which are interrelated. Although Donna Eden has seen these nine energy systems her entire life, the functions of each of these systems have become increasingly clear to her when she started treating other people and helping them to heal.
As she studied and deepened her knowledge of other non-Western cultures, she realized that most of the energy systems that she so clearly saw in her patients, had already been identified and described in the healing tradition of at least one of these ancestral cultures. Some of these systems are widely known, such as the Meridians, the Chakras and the Aura. Others, for their part, have not been so widely recognized, as is the case the Electrics.
The nine primary energy systems regularly used in Eden Energy Medicine , include:
Meridians: Meridians are channels that transport energy throughout the body, constituting the “bloodstream” of the energy system. Each meridian travels, at the same time, on the surface of the skin, where its energy can be more easily influenced, as well as deeper areas of the body, transporting energy to at least one organ or physiological system. Meridians bridge the mind, body and spirit. The 14 main meridians include 12 interconnected segments (usually named after one of the primary governing organ) and 2 other energy channels called Central (Conception Vessel) and Governing. The 12 interconnected meridians are ultimately a single and complex energy transport channel for organs, muscles and cells throughout the body.
Chakras: Along the spine there are seven main chakras (additional "minor chakras" can also be found throughout the body). The chakras are like discs in the form of spirals of energy that bathe and feed the organs in their vicinity. They govern the endocrine system and carry information about each person's life story. They also encode and process physical, mental, emotional and spiritual experiences. Each of the seven chakras has seven layers, the deepest reaching the Basic Grid and the furthest layers touching the aura.
Aura: Like the Earth's atmosphere, the aura surrounds and protects the body. It is the most external and remote energy system of the body, composed of seven layers or "nested auric fields" (think of matrioskas, the Russian dolls) and seven concentric bands or bands, from the base to the top of the body. Each layer and band has a specific function, but essentially the aura acts as:
1. a filter to protect the body from toxic and unbalanced energies;
2. an antenna to bring positive energies to the body.
The aura processes the necessary nutrients from the environment, such as sunlight, and helps to harmonize our body with the Earth's magnetic field. The proper functioning of the aura has a significant impact on physical, emotional, spiritual health.
Basic Grid: Embedded deeply throughout the body there is a matrix, a dense and slow energy network pattern, which is the foundation, the structure of all other energy systems and, at the same time, the deepest of them all. Just as the skeletal system supports the basic structure of the physical body, the Grid provides the basic structure for the body's energy systems, also providing direct support to the bones. If there is a break in the Grid, it will be difficult for anyone to feel truly happy and to heal completely, physically or emotionally. A healthy Grid provides support and structure for all other energy systems in the body.
The Celtic Weave: This energy system is similar to the interwoven pattern of a Celtic fabric or wicker basket, which helps to create a container for all the energies in the body. It is like connective tissue that extends throughout the energetic body. While meridians can be compared to rivers and chakras to pools, The Celtic Weave is comparable to a web that brings together all the energy systems in a communication network through a dance intertwined with figures 8 large and small and, sometimes, of other geometric shapes too. The interlocking patterns found in the Celtic Weave reflect basic shapes found in nature. The healthier the body and its energies, the more prominent the Celtic Weave will be and vice versa. Strengthening the Celtic Weave is a good way to end any healing session, as it helps to reinforce and anchor therapeutic gains.
The Five Elements / Rhythms: There is a complex set of pulses or "rhythms" that flow through all the energy systems of the body, called Five Elements, Five Seasons or Five Rhythms, which correspond to underlying energy patterns that flow through all the other energy systems, leaving their mark on all of them. The Five Rhythms Model, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine, reflects the rhythmic pulse of all life that influences human events and cycles. Each meridian vibrates according to one of these Five Rhythms or Elements - represented through the Water , Wood , Fire , Earth and Metal metaphors. The Five Rhythms provide a different "lens" for understanding and working with chronic health problems, negative behavioral patterns and emotional disturbances.
Triple Warmer: The Triple Warmer is considered both a meridian and a Radiant Circuit. It performs so many different functions that in Eden Energy Medicine we often speak of it as a separate and independent energy system. Specifically, it regulates the immune system, the fight-flight or freez stress response, as well as the body's survival habits.
a) When it acts as a meridian, the energy of the Triple Warmer runs along its outlined path, but its flow varies greatly. Sometimes, it can have a slow and muddy movement, or at other times it can "shoot forward", with big bursts of hot energy. Generally, according to Donna Eden, the Triple Warmer appears to have a reddish brown color, sometimes with a yellow spark, during periods of great explosion.
b) Like a radiant circuit, the energy of the Triple Warmer can go to any part of the body and is able to divert and absorb the energy of any of the body's meridians (except the heart) if it needs its energies. As guardian of the body's habits, it allows the person to enter "autopilot" mode for routine processes. The Triple Warmer also plays a role of "guardian" or "warrior", directing the immune system regarding what to assimilate and what to block or fight.
Radiant Circuits: Radiant Circuits (called Extraordinary, Curious or Wonderful Meridians by Traditional Chinese medicine) are subtle energy flows that support and assist all other energy systems, especially the meridians. Highly sensitive and susceptible to thoughts and emotions, they fuel joy and other positive feelings. Stimulating the Radiant Circuits can activate the inner joy, as well as the "inner doctor", continuing the work of healing and internal balance.
Radiant Circuits are older (in terms of evolution) than meridians, and are not limited to fixed pathways, like meridians. Instead, they move instantly to where they are needed, with a radiant glow that attracts vital energies from the environment and activates inner healing.
The Electrics : The Electrics, like the Celtic Weave and the Five Rhythms, are a system that influence all other energy systems. This systemic effect occurs because Electrics are composed of the electrical dimension of each of the other energy systems - from the Aura to the Basic Grid. Electrics help to charge and connect cells, organs and other energy systems to an electrical level and affect and are affected by the nervous system and the heart. Electric energy is the most dense and the most easily measurable of all the energies in the human body.