• Energy Therapies

NEW! In 2013, VFU Founding Board Member, Dr. Stephanie Mines made a presentation at a Veteran Healing Conference in Hilo, Hawaii.  Her presentation included findings of her 30 years of work as a neuro-psychologist AND the daughter of a WWII veteran.  It addressed the neurological impact of shock and trauma on both veterans and families, and of the hope of healing.

Energy Psychology methods use the same Energy Meridian System of the body that is used in the medical treatments of Acupuncture and Acupressure as well as other aspects of our bio-energy. To accomplish this goal, energy medicine utilizes techniques from healing traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology, and qigong. Flow, balance, and harmony can be non-invasively restored and maintained within an energy system by tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting, or connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin; by tracing or swirling the hand over the skin along specific energy pathways; through exercises or postures designed for specific energetic effects; by focused use of the mind to move specific energies; and/or by surrounding an area with healing energies (one person’s energies impacts another’s). (

Examples of energy therapies are TFT, EFT and the TARA Approach.

Who it may Help:
Energy Psychology is appropriate for all ages that may have issues with

effects of past trauma such as abuse, crime, accidents, and negative personal events large and small.

emotional issues such as depression, anxiety and panic disorders, phobias, grief and loss, love pain, jealousy, anger, obsessions, compulsive behaviors, etc.

personal relationships, parenting and families

– and can help people in recovery successfully manage addictive cravings and the ups and downs of life without returning to their addictive substances and behaviors.

Who May Perform Energy Therapies:
Each year every community has a growing resource of practitioners skilled in the use of energy methods for enhancing physical and emotional healing and health. They may be found in any of the healing professions, from physicians and massage therapists to personal coaches and energy consultants. (from

Where to find an Energy Practitioner:
Finding the right practitioner in the healing arts is part of the healing journey, and it can be challenging. At least as important as the person’s professional specialty is the person. The most straightforward way to find a local practitioner is to talk with people in your community whom you trust: “Do you know a health provider who works directly with the body’s energies?” (from

Always ask about the person’s training, experience level, philosophy, and healing approach, as well as previous success with your particular condition.

Other websites to review are  and and

Will insurance cover Energy Therapy:
There is a possibility that Energy Therapy may be a billable service when provided by a licensed medical or mental health practitioner as part of their therapeutic intervention.

Note: VFU provides this comprehensive view of healing techniques for your convenience, but does not endorse nor recommend any specific technique. VFU does not guarantee results or outcomes from any of the materials listed on this website.

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