Chen Suchuan Bio
Spiritual healing is based on the concept of subtle body, believing that a flow of energy (Qi [氣]) exists inside and outside the human body, corresponding to the seven different-colored energy centers (also called chakras) in the body. Some spiritual therapists observe the color changes of the chakras from a distance (short or long distance) to determine the state of a person’s health and condition of the disease. They will then transmit spiritual healing energy. Many people describe the energy felt during a treatment with words such as cold, warm, slight pressure, tingling, and frequency.
In Taiwan, the term “spiritual healing” has no consistent usage or formal definition and may refer to several different phenomena or activities such as: (1) spiritual healing as embodied in the New Age movement in several kinds of energy therapy such as Reiki, light or color therapy (course in light or aura soma), or chakra therapy; (2) qigong (氣功) practice as performed by wellbeing or religious groups; (3) healing obtained under personal psychic condition seen in civil virtue books; (4) a request or demand in the “collective qiju” activity in contemporary folk religious groups, such as Huilingshan (會靈山). Most of the spiritual healing techniques are harmless to the body, and there are no particular taboos on the timing and conditions of treatment. Spiritual healing has special effect for physical pain (such as headache or post-operative pain).
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