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Human-Based Healing Professions (NOT Spirit-Reliant)

Human-Based Healing Professions. What makes them different from other mind-body-spirit modalities?

Human-Based Healing Professions. Let’s bring standards and rigor to holistic health. Praising 10 of today’s “clean” holistic health methods for physical healing.

Because these days, the oddest thing has happened. When it comes to physical healing, other than allopathic medicine, what do you hear? The same names for all practices. As though they were equally reliable. Names like what?

Fasten your seatbelts, Blog-Buddies. Since today will likely be one of our more controversial blog posts.

If I Had One Wish, as the Founder of Energy Spirituality…

This would be it: For the majority of people all over the world to recognize one simple fact.

We really are living in the Age of Awakening.

Why wish that? Because the sooner people understand what that means… The faster we can make use of our awesome new “vibrational freedom.” 

Consequently, we can move toward using our full potential in life.

Since, did you know? Living in this Age of Awakening, we can pursue personal growth and spiritual awakening like never before. Succeeding at using that full potential. Even this new version of Enlightenment! One that never existed before in all of human history.

Instead, Most Alternative Healers (And Consumers) Appear Stuck in the New Age Years

Specifically, what were the “New Age Years”? Simply put, what happened on earth toward the end of the transition into this Age of Awakening. New Age Years lasted from 1980 until the Shift, on 12/21/12.

And yes, I know that many of you Blog-Buddies were born then. So you might think that time in human history was normal. Definitely not! Even by Earth School standards, this time was extra-weird.

How come? What happened during those transitional years?

People woke up to noticing energy. Becoming energy sensitive.

As a result, many folks become ridiculously proud of their beginner’s skills at reading auras. Conflating Stage 1 Energetic Literacy with having reliable, professional skills. For example, I’ve been commenting on some advice for cutting cords of attachment. And ouch!

Here’s an Example of the Mess about “Alternative Healing” Today

Among the most far-fetched recommendations offered, you can read advice from Katharina Johnson. This physician went on to become a medical intuitive. Doing psychic work that doesn’t make much sense to this human, at any rate.

Unintentionally, she gives a bad name to the highly professional energy spirituality skill called “cutting cords of attachment.”

Seems to me, cutting cords of attachment is like other specialties of Energy Spirituality. It’s a rigorous, effective method for doing what it claims to do.

Incidentally, what’s the purpose of Rosetree Energy Spirituality?

To help people like you with personal growth and spiritual awakening. Using energy-based skills that work now, in the Age of Awakening.

Sure, Energy Spirituality is a form of holistic healing.

  • Making no claims for the body parts of mind-body-spirit healing.
  • Instead, helping only with emotions, and also the spirit parts of mind-body-spirit healing.

By contrast, how about those who aim to help a person’s physical body?

Unfortunately, Today, Many Effective Health Professions Are Now Lumped Together

With New Age Energy Healing Practices Not Just Aiming to Improve Physical Health

But Also Making Big Claims for Upgrading Mind and Spirit

Personally, I’d like to see that stop. This article is the second in a five-part series to help bring clarity to the mess of today’s “Holistic Healing.” Where Energy-Based Techniques are all assumed to be “kinda sorta the same.”

Isn’t it only fair to acknowledge the following 10 professions as bona fide health professions? Forget the turf wars than only allopathic physicians are “the real health experts.” Meanwhile everybody else gets lumped together as “Alternative” or “Complimentary.”

Because these 10 professions are valuable resources. Nothing New Age about them, necessarily.

At least, by paying attention to websites and such, you can find practitioners who exclusively use the skills of their profession.

By contrast, how effective are those New Age practices that aim to bring physical healing? Later in this series we’ll consider some of claims that run rampant on the internet. For sure there are talented, hard-working “healers.” Thank goodness for them.

However, in the Age of Awakening, many Reiki healers, etc., are dealing with ack! Exactly the kind of confusion that can happen when people base their healing on energy.

Meanwhile the consciousness lifestyles of many such healers, on the whole, have way more problems… Compared to medical experts who don’t call themselves “healers.” Notably, the following 10 professions all have names. None of which is the New Age designation “healer.”

In Short, this Article Applauds Alternative Holistic Healing that

DOESN’T Involve New Age Energy Practices

Meaning, what exactly?

  1. Quite simply, these practitioners have studied human-type skills for healing.
  2. They’ve earned certifications.
  3. One easy tip to distinguish them from other “alternative healers”? Hello, they don’t call themselves “Healers.”

You may also notice… The lack of wildly exaggerated claims. (Such as you’ll find in articles later in this series)

Regarding consciousness lifestyles, folks in the following professions tend to be doing far better. Compared to the woo-woo healers.

Guess what, these health professionals don’t need to use Stage 1 Energetic Literacy Dabbling in their energy sensitivity. Dragging in kindergarten concepts about energy.

Instead, these professions work because these physical health experts go through specialized education. Learn a body of knowledge about objective reality. And routinely update their skills with continuing education.

Here’s what I mean. (And of course the list that follows isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s just a good place to start.

Human-Based Healing Professions #1. Acupuncturists

Acupuncturists have learned highly sophisticated skills for assessing energy flow.

They don’t vibe out their patients.

Nor do they check out energies with some other Stage 1 Energetic Literacy technique.

Acupuncturists take pulses. They use needles — not just ideas.

And, of course, professional acupuncturists have completed professional training. Then they must keep up their legal certification.

Human-Based Healing Professions #2. Osteopaths 

Osteopaths are physicians with the D.O. qualification. Rather than the standard MD qualification.

Combining solid medical training with a more holistic approach than you’ll find with today’s MDs.

Personally, I’ve been under the care of an osteopath for the past 30 years. Different ones, in sequence. Good ones! Never once did they tell me a health problem was due to my beliefs or my vibes or my energy patterns. (Unlike what we’ll be encountering in articles later in this series.)

Human-Based Healing Professions #3. Psychologists and Psychotherapists

Mental health professionals are not Oprah Winfrey-style self-healers. Or others who recommend that you can easily be your own therapist.

Training standards range from licensed clinical social workers all the way up to psychiatry.

For heaven’s sake, if you require this type of help, don’t run away from it. Just do your research find an excellent practitioner. (As in my recent blog post on “Energy Spirituality Can Save You Money.”)

Occasionally, new clients will come to me for an Energy Spirituality session. And when doing initial research on their auras, it’s clear that they’re way out of whack.  clients appear to have problems beyond my scope of practice. I’ll urge such clients to seek psychiatric help.

Sadly, many don’t. They go straight from me to a psychic or energy healer. Well, their choice. But also, their consequences. Some have told me this sort of thing, “I believe in alternative healing. Those practitioners are the good guys. Mainstream medicine is evil.”

Hey, this sort of comment has helped motivate me to write today’s article.

Human-Based Healing Professions #4. Feldenkrais Practitioners

The Feldenkrais Method is a rigorous system that helps people to move their bodies better.

Although newer than many other professions that aim to help physical movement, it’s powerful. And rigorous.

Commonly, Feldenkrais Practitioners keep learning. Taking numerous certifications in their quest to understand better how to help their clients avoid pain.

Recently one of my clients, Joe, learned about Feldenkrais. During our session of Soul Thrill Aura Research®, Joe asked about taking a group class. Introducing common sense, I recommended that he begin by finding a good Feldenkrais practitioner.

No class can give the same attention to your particular body, initially, as a few personal sessions.

Sure, you can learn yoga that way. (And good luck, these days, finding a really good yoga teacher.) But Feldenkrais isn’t yoga or tai chi etc. It’s a bona fide profession backed up by a degree of expertise that may astound you, as a new client.

Human-Based Healing Professions #5. Physical Therapists

Physical therapists can be extraordinarily effective. The consumer trick, in my view, is:

  • To find a bona fide physical therapist. (More on that soon.)
  • And also to do Soul Thrill Aura Research to find one who is right for you.

Where I live, in the Washington, D.C. area, I have found a truly excellent physical therapist. Thanks mostly to her, I haven’t needed knee surgery or other forms of surgery. And, at 71, I don’t have aches and pains. Period. Thank God.

And yes, as you know from this article, I’ve gone to osteopaths. (Also chiropractors. And massage therapists. Very good ones!) But they’re no match for a really good physical therapist. (In my opinion.)

Why? Because physical therapists have superb expertise about anatomy, physiology, how to align your body, and then exactly which exercises work best for you right now. Often a very small number of exercises.

But what’s the deal about bona fide physical therapists? Depending upon where you live, they may be rare. In the Washington D.C. metro area, I have it on good authority, only four health practices offer real physical therapy.

Elsewhere, a “physical therapist” will talk to you for 10 minutes. Maybe examine you a bit. And then have you use a series of exercise machines. (Perhaps not too different from what you’d find at a gym.) My suggestion, as a consumer (not any kind of physical health professional), don’t let them take your money. Or bilk your insurance company out of their share of the payment.

Human-Based Healing Professions #6. Chiropractors

According to the American Chiropractic Association, “Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.”

They’re DCs. (Not to be confused with those of us who live in the Washington DC area. 😉 )

Choose your chiropractor carefully, please. It’s one thing to receive muscle-testing for Bach Flower Remedies. It’s something else to let a chiropractor use some of the more free-form types of energy work — all in the name of holistic healing.

Seems to me, if your chiropractor doesn’t find chiropractic good enough, supplementing it with Angel Card Readings, etc. Well, read the rest of this series of articles please.

Human-Based Healing Professions #7. Nutritionists

Can we learn a lot on our own about nutrition? Definitely. Look, I started doing that in 1968. And I’ve followed through.

But an amateur like me is no match for a professional nutritionist. Credentialed. Expert.

Almost needless to say, this is a far cry from a talented self-promoter — self-taught “expert” like Jordan Younger. Someone whose advice made her very ill. And then she “courageously” shared this news with her fans. Then, instantly, rebranded herself. And maybe, just maybe, is doing the same kind of unprofessional pseudo-nutritional counseling all over again.

(Those two links just provided will take you to a pair of aura readings I did on this fascinating celebrity.)

Of course you know better than to go to a diet doctor, right? Nutritionists’ websites can tell you a lot.

Another health professional in my life, someone I really respect is my nutritionist. Mine has helped me considerably.

Human-Based Healing Professions #8. Ayurvedic Physicians

Ayurvedic physicians might be just your cup of turmeric tea.

Like Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture, this is an ancient system from the east.

You might have excellent results from this system of medicine. Again, this is a system of medicine with standards for training and practice.

Personally, my experience with ayurveda was pretty unimpressive. Granted, this happened maybe 35 years ago. After spending a fortune (given my income) on going to Maharishi’s Ayurvedic clinic in D.C.

Even though I was a true believer, how huge were the results? Invisible.

Of course, Soul Thrill Aura Research wasn’t available at the time. And, for others, this form of complimentary medicine might be just the thing.

Human-Based Healing Professions #9. Massage Therapists 

Professional massage therapists can help you a lot. Of course, training isn’t optional. One massage therapist is on my Enlightenment Life List. Specifically, the shorter one here. Naming people from this Energy Spirituality community. 

Personally, I’ve received superb help from some massage therapists.

On the other hand, what has happened since the New Age years? Many a massage therapist receives “additional” training. All about taking a ride on the client’s energy. Or giving them aura readings. Or — for all I know — asking one’s spirit guide to help with the massage.

Might I suggest? Choose a massage therapist after you read the aforementioned article on  “Energy Spirituality Can Save You Money.” In order to start your consumer research, find out if the person’s website is about massage therapy. Or you’re also going to receive Reiki. 

Alternatively, the massage therapist might try to give you an upgrade, how? By, supposedly, cutting all your cords of attachment.

Human-Based Healing Professions #10. Nurses, Medical Lab Technicians, Nurse Practitioners

Back in the day, mostly men were physicians. And they had all the clout. Treating other members of the health profession like servants. Or idiots.

Today nurses, medical lab techs, and nurse practitioners are highly trained professionals.

They deserve our respect.

Of course, it’s important to choose your doctor wisely. However, the internet allows loads of quack ideas to spread. As though medical professionals are your enemy. They’re not.

Simply choose wisely.

Now for your Questions and Comments

What has your experience been, Blog-Buddies?

And does it make sense to you that these professionals at helping with physical health… tend to be more down-to-earth than those who call themselves “healers”?

For Your Easy Reference, Blog Series Overview

#1 Energy Healing Near Me. Quick Quiz!

#2 Human-Based Healing Professions (NOT Spirit-Reliant)

#3. Energy Healing Mind-Body-Spirit. BIG QUIZ

#4 HOLISTIC Healing, Energy Healing. Answers 1-4

#5. Quiz Completion

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  1. 1
    Tricia says:

    This is a great list and interestingly it’s what I’ve been limiting myself to in recent years. Although I notice it doesn’t include homeopathy.

    Rose, did you purposefully exclude that healing modality? I’m curious about your thoughts because I thought I had read elsewhere that you held homeopathy in high regard.

  2. 2

    TRICIA, it’s wonderful to hear from you at this blog. And you’re right. Homeopathy does belong on this list. 🙂

  3. 3
    Ethan says:

    Thank you for this list Rose of 10 professions-it is wonderful to know I’m in good hands with human-based modalities as I’m not a fan of astral anything anymore.

  4. 4
    Tricia says:

    Rose, thank you for your warm welcome. I’ve been reading your blog for months now.

    I’ve been delighted to discover it because I’ve been learning so much and found so much encouragement for my spirit.

  5. 5

    TRICIA, sweet! I think you’ll find, the more you comment the more this blog will help you.

    And speaking of which, please invite any friends to come by to lurk or comment. Birds of a feather often do flock together.

  6. 6

    ETHAN, you’re welcome. Maybe you noticed that many of the modalities on this list — plus TRICIA’S excellent addition of Homeopathy — really are human-based.

    For instance, diagnostic methods like pulse-taking in Acupuncture may not be standard allopathic procedures, but they involve noticing people minutely.

  7. 7

    Further, many of these methods aim to free up a person’s subtle energies… but the practitioner isn’t aiming to base the healing system on doing things to energies, procedures that might include bringing in extra energy.

    How bring it in? With Energy Spirituality, we co-create with the Divine to move out stuck astral energy — forms of STUFF, which you can read about in detail at this website, just by clicking on SESSIONS; then taking it from there. Of course, Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES) aims to help people grow emotionally and spiritually.

  8. 8

    What are other alternative systems that primarily arrange (or rearrange) a person’s subtle energies? Just about all forms of energy medicine and energy psychology.

    Millions have learned these techniques, believing them to not only involve energy but to be “spiritual.” And that’s where things start to get tricky, now, in the Age of Awakening.

  9. 9

    In advance of our upcoming quiz, you might have a think (as Brits like Blog-Buddy EMILY might say) about things you’ve done for complimentary healing or spiritual growth. Such as the following, all mentioned in comments at our previous post:

  10. 10

    * Reiki
    * Psychic Readings
    * Tarot Readings
    * Healing Teleseminars

  11. 11

    * Books by Hay House authors
    * Shamanic Readings and Healings
    * Meditation
    * Yoga

  12. 12

    * Crystal Healing
    * Researching Starseeds, Indigo Children, etc.
    * Chakra Balancing
    * Angel Readings

  13. 13

    * Evangelical Christianity
    * Eastern Religions
    * Past-Life Regressions (Note: Usually, as you can read elsewhere at this website, these are Psychic-Based. While a minority are Psychologically Based–think Dr. Brian Weiss. By contrast, I adapted the astral-based, highly innovative approach developed by Dr. Coletta Long. Resulting in the system of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis(R), which involves co-creating with the Divine as well as depth hypnosis: A non-astral approach.)

  14. 14

    * Pendulum work
    * Palm readings
    * Channeling
    * Wicca

  15. 15

    * Sessions with medical intuitives
    * Akashic Record Readings
    * Pranic Healing
    * Astral-based methods to cut cords of attachment (currently we’re having a Discernment Jamboree about these methods compared to 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment(R) over at the post on “Cut Cords of Attachment ANNOUNCEMENT.”

  16. 16

    And maybe you have more experiments to add to this list, Blog-Buddies.

    What’s there to have a think about?

  17. 17

    For starters:
    1. Where did the energy come from?
    Both what you were told… and whether that was true.

  18. 18

    2. What about the rigor and integrity of that system?

    3. Just how big were the claims for what you explored?

  19. 19

    4. Were the results that you gained like a down payment on all the promises?

    5. Did the system appeal to your yearning for God, or Enlightenment? Which is The Perennial Quest, isn’t it? Mixed in, were there strong Age of Faith characteristics, like “If you’re not getting results yet, you must believe harder.” Or “If you’re not getting results, you’re not pure enough; work harder to purify and then you’ll get the results.”

  20. 20
    Ethan says:

    Rose pretty much everything you have listed in comments #10-15 I have tried, and I will admit that I never thought about where the energy came nor did I consider if there was rigor or integrity. The claims for what I wanted was definitely freeing me up from the pain I had inside, and finding my “purpose in life”.

    Always I was led to believe something big for me was just around the corner, a “breakthrough” was imminent-this never happened.

  21. 21
    Theodore says:

    Hi Rose,

    Thanks for this list.

  22. 22
    Theodore says:

    With acupuncture, my belief is that, from its earliest known texts, it was designed to improve the functioning of certain energies – specifically, the anatomy called the organs (Zang-Fu) and the meridians (Jing-Luo).

  23. 23
    Theodore says:

    In a turn of what I now see as extraordinarily good fortune, both the treatment and diagnostic techniques of acupuncture (with the exception of pulse taking) were developed in such a way that a practitioner could understand and adjust these energies – without being in technique time.

  24. 24
    Theodore says:

    Acupuncture certainly has its own theories – and some anatomy – around subtler energetic human components relating to emotions and consciousness.

  25. 25
    Theodore says:

    As far as I have seen, however, the breadth and depth of scholarship on the use of acupuncture to treat physical ailment, dwarfs that of other non-physical uses.

  26. 26
    Theodore says:

    I believe this is no accident, and indicates acupuncture’s main focus.

  27. 27

    ETHAN, thank you for that eloquent description of what has gone on for millions of us, during the New Age Years. It was heroic of us, volunteering to live during the years leading up to the Shift on 12/21/12.

  28. 28

    Collectively, all of us human beings were helping to birth the Age of Awakening; and we also signed up for the glorious task of learning how to live well. Such as how to use our “New Vibrational Freedom,” as described in “The New Strong.”

  29. 29

    We could view with compassion the transitional strivings, especially from 1980 – 12/21/12. In my view, they were just that… transitional.

    Like a toddler, beginning to walk: Full of enthusiasm, often dazed or confused or triumphant with the new power of walking. Also, falling down a lot.

  30. 30

    THEODORE, what a magnificent perspective. Thank you for every comment in that sequence.

  31. 31

    I’d love to hear from some of your who are professionals in the other disciplines mentioned here, giving your perspective on the difference between underlying concepts — that may well involve energy — versus the very human perceptions and applications of skill.

  32. 32
    Theodore says:

    Thank you Rose.

    Learning about RES helped me gain more clarity on acupuncture’s area of jurisdiction. Very useful!

  33. 33

    THEODORE, you’re welcome. Notably — as is often the case with you — you’ve found some wonderful terminology. Our entire next post, our Big Quiz with the 15 comprehensive questions about holistic healing?

    You nailed it: The whole quiz is about the true “area of jurisdiction.”

  34. 34
    Theodore says:

    I’ll be sure to take a good look it 🙂

  35. 35
    Liane says:

    As delightful as it is to see massage therapy on this list of 10 Human Based Human Professions, I know first hand… buyer beware.

  36. 36
    Liane says:

    There was a connotation at the massage therapy school I attended that energy work was valid in the realm of massage therapy.

    It was encouraged – although it wasn’t taught. Sort of like a dangling carrot for people like me who were energy-hungry.

  37. 37
    Liane says:

    Not knowing any better, I worked wide open to ‘energy’ until I just couldn’t do it any more.

    I was close to burnout in three years.

  38. 38
    Liane says:

    All that innocent sounding talk about working with energy, spirits, and angels was balony.

    There’s a definate price to pay physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, but worst of all I wasn’t excelling at massage therapy.

  39. 39
    Liane says:

    Today I’m the massage therapist I want to be.

    Focusing on the human aspect. Passionate about the physical body, and my role in helping people feel better.

  40. 40
    Liane says:

    I don’t consider myself a healer, although sometimes what I do has a healing effect.

  41. 41
    Liane says:

    I’m certain I crossed some ethical lines (energetically speaking) earlier in my career, so it’s a testament to RES when I say it would be fine with me if someone wanted to use their consumer smarts by researching my aura when shopping for a massage therapist.

    Just as I’ve researched my chiropractor, my medical doctor, and Rose : )

  42. 42

    LIANE, these are just golden words.

    Over the years, I’ve known many massage therapists caught in the same predicament. It’s brilliant that you managed to figure out… STOP!

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