A Basic Principle of Healing: First, Do No Harm
The Greek healer, Hippocrates, set the first standards for medicine in the form of the Hippocratic Oath.
A basic principle of that oath was
“Don’t hurt first.”
This ethic is intended to be the guide for any intervention that a physician or healer uses to help a patient heal because …
healing itself is done by the body.
For example, you accidentally cut your finger. You can clean the wound and put an antiseptic on it, followed by a band-aid.
None of these things really make the cut heal.. That work is done by the physical body itself.
- Cleaning the wound and using an antiseptic remove bodies that may interfere with the physical body’s ability to repair the cut.
- A band-aid, or bandage, helps keep the cut clean and can hold the two sides of the cut together, making it easier for the body to reconnect the tissues while repairing the wound.
This is similar to how Energy Healing helps you recover from illness or injury.
In Energy Healing, the primary responsibility of the facilitator (healer) is to support the body’s natural healing processes.
This is done in a number of ways.
- Eliminate energy blockages that can interfere with the healing process.
- Supporting the body energetically so it has the energy it needs to do the repair work.
- Communicate clear intentions to the body so that it understands the expectations and goals of the person whose body it is.
- Helping the body release energy patterns that interfere with the healing process, such as trapped emotions, limiting beliefs, and distorted vibrational patterns.
A healing facilitator communicates with expert energy healers in higher realms who can see or perceive subtle aspects of harm that are outside of three-dimensional reality.
Full recovery may require that the damaged area be repaired as well.
A well-known example of this type of situation would be a damaged chakra.
A chakra is a spinning wheel of energy. The best known chakras are found along the spine.
There are also many different sized chakras throughout the physical body and other energy bodies. Some chakras are part of the meridian system used in acupuncture and are called “acupuncture points.”
When a chakra is damaged or malfunctioning, the result of complete healing can be compromised.
Each chakra can be slightly different in size, color, and complexity, depending on where it is in the body and the services it performs.
The chakras are a basic part of the energetic anatomy of all sentient beings.
Humans and animals have chakras, just like plants.
Mother Earth also has chakras.
Within the physical body of a human or animal, the various organs and glands have chakras specifically designed to keep each in balance and harmony by providing essential “life force” to that part of the anatomy.
When my cat Violet was diagnosed with early stage renal (kidney) failure, I discovered that one of her kidneys had a chakra that was misaligned and as a result could not function properly.
By repairing Violet’s kidney chakra with healing energy, I helped her kidney function better. Through muscle testing, I was able to increase the kidney’s energy capacity to function by more than 50%.
This contributed to Violet feeling more comfortable in her body for longer than she would have otherwise.
In all kinds of energy healing, “First, don’t hurt” it remains an essential ethical principle.