• Hahnbee Choi

What Are Energetics?

Updated: Aug 15, 2020

Energetics is an amazing and beautiful thing to discover. But it also can be a bit confusing and hard to comprehend at first glance.

All beings radiate unique energy. This may sound a little hippy grass skirty but it's true. And energetics affect every living organism whether you realize it or not. The invisibility does not equate to non-existence...

The core types of energetics are:

  • Hot

  • Warm

  • Neutral

  • Cold

These energetics stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which has been used for over 3,000 years.

TCM practices most heavily in energetics and pairing the energy with the animal as well as ailment. TCM focuses on healing the root causes of disease in addition to treating symptoms. Chinese medicine encompasses nutrition, acupuncture, herbal medicine, mind-body exercise, and Asian bodywork. Most researchers agree that the formation and development of TCM follows a different process from that of modern science.

Foods are classified according to their attributes and the way it affects the balance of yin and yang energy in the body.

Yin has to do with coolness, the moon, night, darkness, rest, sleep, and femininity. While yang has is associated with warmth (inflammation), sun, day, movement, activity, and masculinity.

The relationship between yin and yang is rooted in each other and needed to have an optimal balance for healing and regular healthy function. If you're familiar with this sign: ☯️ you see that yin and yang are in perfect balance and also have aspects of the opposite within each other. Eating foods that compliment one's energetics assists the body in finding harmony and unity and allows the qi, the vital life source, to bind life balance to the universe.

Hippocrates once said, "it is more important to know the person with the disease than the disease itself”.

Conventional medication learns the diseases then throws medication at the symptoms without regard to the patient as a whole. These medications force the body into a reaction, therefore, showing immediate results. Research approaches the human body that focuses only on the visible part and ignores the invisible part result in an incomplete model of the body that considers the parts to be the whole.

But energetics asks what herb or food is good for this dog with her specific energy pattern, illness, and dog as a whole. It treats the body's physical and non-physical parts.

If a dog was to have internal inflammation, it would be best to choose foods that balance with her energetics and as well as create internal cooling to keep the heat dispersed properly. I would feed a more neutral/cooling based diet and feed cooling herbs like dandelion and chamomile to combat the heat in her body.

It's important to remember that every dog is different. Therefore, we must treat them as an individual. The use of energetics allows to treat the animal as an individual case. Just because 4 dogs all have the same ailment does not mean they would all get the same treatment!

I recently read a book called "The Illustrated Herbirary". Ever page was soul capturing and filled with beauty. But it did not have one bit of what the plants did scientifically but who they were energetically... Maia Toll only discussed the plant's "second song", which is when the person/animal finds the right treatment not only for their ailment but for their soul as well.

I've been thinking about the best way to explain energetics and I've settled with this:

Energetics is putting a soul, character, or feeling into a plant or animal, and matching it with the same balance to nurture and strengthen the living being.

I hope to ignite a passion for learning more about energetics and the beauty they bring into everything. Make sure to be check out the next energetics post all about the hot and warming energies!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by and Always Keep Exploring!

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