Pain is the leading reason people go to doctors and it costs the nation upwards of $635 billion a year — more than cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine. Healing Touch is an energy therapy that works well for both chronic and acute pain. Healing Touch practitioners look at pain from a holistic standpoint and understand that some physical pain might not have solely physical roots – but roots in the subconscious or stored at the cellular level that could be from challenging life circumstances, ruminating thoughts, unpleasant memories, emotional perturbations, or unsettling past experiences. From an energy medicine perspective a disruption starts in the individual’s energy field, pathology develops followed by the experience of physical symptoms, such as pain. Therefore, the symptom of pain is a feedback signal from somewhere in the human system indicating there is an issue or problem. Healing Touch, is an energy therapy that partners with an individual and uses heart centered intention along with touch to remove energetic blocks while connecting, opening and balancing their energy system restoring energetic balance and harmony which thereby elicits the person’s innate tendency for self healing. Although current science does not yet fully understand the exact mechanisms of energy medicine there are ample clinical trials supporting that Healing Touch reduces the intensity of pain in diverse conditions. The best evidence is to get on a table and experience a Healing Touch session for yourself!