As an essence works on your energy field, it’s important to understand what an energy field - or ‘biofield’ - is. Your body is made up of cells, each sending out electrical impulses. Anything that creates an electrical impulse also creates a magnetic field. This creates an energy field in and around the body. Some people call this an ‘aura’ or biofield.
In different therapies an energy system may be named or utilised differently for energy healing. For example, traditional Chinese medicine works to prevent and treat illness by manipulating ‘chi’ in your meridian system via acupuncture. Your meridian system is akin to an electrical circuit that animates the body, mind and emotions. The chakra system is another energy-based modality. Chakras are power centres in the body, which are believed to accumulate and send energy into corresponding parts of the body as well as regulate overall balance in mind, body and spirit.
Hands-on energy healing techniques have existed in all cultures all over the world and are becoming increasingly popular in the West to help restore personal balance. Regardless of whether you look to modern biochemistry or ancient traditional models, you are an electrical, energy based being. What separates modern medicine from other energy based models, or therapeutic systems, is the belief that your energy field is important and that keeping it regulated will also help keep you feeling more positive and balanced.
Essence makers, and other energy-based, energy-healing therapies are sometimes labeled under the field of ‘vibrational medicine’. It’s important to be aware that you and everything in your world, whilst being ‘real’, also have an energetic component. Energy isn’t fixed, and as the signatures of your thoughts and feelings are also energetic, you are continually undergoing energetic interactions with yourself, others and your environments as you proceed throughout your day.
Essences utilise your ability to interact with vibrations for a helpful effect. By capturing specific, supportive energies or life forces, essences can spark a beneficial reaction when you take them. Certain energies are helpful for certain issues and feelings, so the trick is to match the right essence to any disharmony you may be experiencing. The idea is: the greater energetic alignment between your body, mind and spirit, the better you feel.
Modern scientific medicine works with energy fabulously in field of diagnostics, such as MRI scans, ECG scans and so forth. Therapeutically there are fewer applications to utilise it, although radiotherapy and TENS machines are some well-known examples. This isn’t surprising, however, as until the belief that an energy field is important to health becomes mainstream scientific thinking, new therapeutic means of working with energy are unlikely to be developed. At this time, therefore, helping wellbeing, thoughts or feelings using a gentle, energetic therapy such as essences, will remain an art rather than a science.