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Energy medicine (EM) is a branch of complementary therapy that is based on the energy fields of the body that control the growth and repair of cells, tissues and organs in order to promote help and well-being. It is also said to regulate hormones and boost mood. Energy medicine is practiced using techniques from traditions such as acupuncture, yoga, kinesiology and qi gong. A number of methods can be used to restore, flow, balance, and harmony. These include tapping, massaging, pinching, twisting, or connecting specific energy points (acupoints) on the skin; 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. Energy medicine believes that health and disease are related to the flow or lack of flow of energetic systems. It is believed that energies may become blocked due to toxins or stress, and so the body needs to move and have space to move; move in specific patterns; cross over; maintain balance with other energies. A practitioner assesses the client’s energy field and then rebalances it using a variety of techniques such as therapeutic touch, healing touch, acupuncture, and Reiki, as well as sensory-based experiences, e.g. crystals, sound baths, and aromatherapy. Energy has shown demonstrative effects in ligament and tendon injuries and for wound healing.