There are many different or alternative healing solutions available and the different ones have varying degrees of success. One form of healing which is mistaken for an alternative healing method is spiritual healing as although this does act as a healing solution, it is more an addition to traditional healing rather than alternative healing method on its own.
There are 6 different types of spiritual healing although most people are probably only aware of the more dramatic one where a minister touches someone in order to almost miraculously heal them, which is known as contact healing. There is one form of spiritual healing which is even more common than this though as it is often used in many churches and the name of that is absent healing. Absent healing is where a group or congregation of people think of and pray for one person to be healed and that person does not even have to be present in the church when the healing is attempted. Another form of this type of healing is called distant healing and this is similar to absent healing but in these instances the patient is usually present in the church or the room where the healers are performing their prayers.
Other types of spiritual healing, like the contact healing, are performed by one person and these include magnetic healing. In magnetic healing energy is transferred from one person to another, hopefully helping the inflicted person to be healed. This transfer of energy has caused some people not to allow their children to sleep with old people as they fear the elder person will steal the youngster’s energy. This is not really feasible though as apparently the giver of energy has to initiate the energy transfer, not the recipient.
Near the body healing is one other type of spiritual healing and is similar to contact healing except the healer never actually touches the patient, merely places their hands near the inflicted area and the last of the 6 forms of spiritual healing is trance healing. Trance healing is exactly the same as contact healing except that in order for the healer to perform this healing, they must place themselves in a trance beforehand.
Although spiritual healing in all its forms is becoming increasingly popular, there are still many skeptics and the chances are that those skeptics will never be convinced of its effectiveness because one of the main necessities for this type of healing is that the patient must believe that it will work and a skeptic will always have their doubts and so will not be able to experience its success for themselves.
Many people do in fact use a form of spiritual healing themselves, even though they may not realize it as, it takes spiritual self-healing to get over an emotional upset of any kind. In order to heal after an emotional incident, we must have inner strength and that is what spiritual healing takes meaning, if we can heal ourselves, we may even be able to heal others.