In physics, energy is considered a measured property that is transferred to an object in order to heat it or work on it in some way. Energy can be converted in form, but not destroyed or created. Energy is in everything – it's all around us in various forms. Energy exists as potential energy, thermal energy, kinetic, electrical, chemical, nuclear, and many other forms.
Nearly all the energy from food originally comes from sunlight (radiant energy). We can see sunlight, but we cannot see it passing through plants and animals where it is then converted into an energy source. Living organisms require energy to stay alive. When we eat, our body uses chemical energy. When we turn on the computer, we use electricity, which is kinetic energy used to create the sounds and images on the screen. Energy is used every time something grows, moves, gets warm, cools down, makes a sound, or changes in some way. What about an inanimate object that is not moving? It still has energy – it's just not using it. This type of energy is called potential energy or stored energy.
Since the time of the Big Bang, various types of potential energies have changed over time and were later released and then transformed into more active types of energy such as radiant and kinetic. Energy may be altered between different forms of input and output systems. Items that transform between these forms are called transducers. An example of a transducer is a battery, which transforms chemical energy into electric energy. This brings us to Energy Medicine. A Practitioner of Energy Medicine acts as a transducer much like a battery. Only, the practitioner is transforming and conducting energy (Qi, Ki, Prana, Mana, Inua, Ch'ulel, Sekhem) into the body of the client to either be stored as potential energy or used immediately for healing the body, the mind, or the emotions.
So, now you may be wondering, “What exactly is Qi (Chi), Ki, Prana, Mana, Inua, Ch'ulel, and Sekhem? These are all simply terms used in various spiritual beliefs from different cultures around the world to describe Life Force Energy. Qi is a Chinese term for it, Ki is Japanese, Prana is from India, Mana is a Hawaiian term, Inua is an Inuit term and that of other Arctic peoples, Ch'ulel is Mayan, and Sekhem is from Ancient Egypt. Each of these words all describe an unseen, subtle life force energy that moves in and around us and all things, of which we are all connected by. This energy is considered the source of all of existence.