Energy healing is not a newly proposed idea. It is thought to be one of the oldest healing practices known, and dates back to 4000 BC. Today's therapies are based on beliefs corresponding to those found in Chinese medicine (referring to qi or 'life energy') and Ancient Indian or Ayurvedic medicine (prana or 'life force').
It is known that every human being has a unique energy field (also known as a biofield, sometimes visible as an 'aura') that is simultaneously inside and surrounding (therefore extending from) our physical bodies. Human energy fields have recently been scientifically proven, since their existence coincides with the laws of modern physics. It is also believed that for an individual to be healthy, his/her energy field, or life energy, must be flowing freely or "balanced". Illness occurs when a blockage or blockages form in one's energy field (apparently caused by trauma or stress in one's life), thereby preventing the free flow of life energy. Energy healing therapies have been developed to re-establish or retain the free flow of life energy in an individual, thus restoring good health.
The following are web resources and examples of the different Energy Healing Modalities: