How Do Enzymes Work and how Intuitive Healing can help
Enzymes are proteins that allow certain chemical reactions to take place much quicker than the reactions would occur on their own. Enzymes function ascatalysts, which means that they speed up
the rate at which metabolic processes and reactions occur in living organisms.
Usually, the processes or reactions are part of a cycle or pathway, with separate reactions at each step. Each step of a pathway or cycle usually requires a specific enzyme. Without the specific enzyme to catalyze a reaction, the cycle or pathway cannot be completed.The result of an uncompleted cycle or pathway is the lack of a product of that cycle or pathway. And, without a needed product, a function cannot be performed, which negatively affects the organism.
Catalysts and activation energy Reactions are not impossible without enzymes. Enzymes do not change during reactions, nor do they change the other contents of the reaction. They just speed up the rate at which all parts of the reaction react. In a chemical reaction, the reaction is said to be completed when equilibrium is reached.
Chemical reactions have forward directions and backward directions, and reactions tend to move in both directions until no more products are created from the reactants, and products are no longer converted back into reactants.
That is the point of equilibrium.
The equilibrium constant
is written as: Reactions will occur with the free energy
available in the system (system
is referring to the area where the reaction is occurring). There is always some energy in the system before a reaction begins, and this free energy is called G
The amount of change in the free energy of a reaction is labeled ΔG (the Greek letter delta, Δ, is used to represent change).
Give off energy, so they represent a negative change in free energy (-Δ G) — that is, the free energy is given off, so there is a “loss” of free energy. In actuality, the energy is just transferred. Exergonic reactions will continue until equilibrium is reached, because they yield energy.
Endergonic reactions absorb energy into the system, so the free energy in the system increases (+Δ G). This increase appears to be a “gain” in energy, when really it is just another energy transfer. Endergonic reactions kind of quit while they are ahead. Because endergonic reactions take in energy, the reactions peter out so that less energy is taken in. They usually do not reach equilibrium.
There are two theories as to how reactions occur:
In the Collision Theory
It is thought that reactions occur because molecules collide; the faster they collide, the faster the reaction occurs. The energy level that must be reached for the molecules to collide is called the activation energy. The activation energy is affected by heat, because a higher temperature increases the energy of each molecule.
In the Transition State Theory
Reactants are thought to form bonds and then break bonds until they form products. As this forming and breaking happens, free energy increases until it reaches a transition state (also called activated complex), which is viewed as the midpoint between reactants and products. Reactions proceed faster if there is a higher concentration of activated complex. If the free energy of activation
is high, the transition state is low, and the reaction is slow.
The reaction rate is proportional to the concentration of the activated complex.
If the activation energy is lower, the reaction occurs faster because more activated complexes can form.
In living organisms
The reactions that need to occur have high activation energies. So, to get reactions to occur, either the temperature must be increased, or the activation energy must be decreased. But the internal temperature of a living thing cannot be raised too high like chemicals in a laboratory can be. Instead, living organisms rely on enzymes to lower the activation energies so that reactions can occur quickly.
Without enzymes, toxic chemicals could build up in the body to dangerous levels, or the energy-producing Krebs cycle would not be able to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the main fuel of the body produced from food that is eaten and digested.
Cofactors and coenzymes: Coexisting with enzymes
Enzymes are made mostly of proteins, but they also have some nonprotein components. When these nonprotein components must be included in order for the enzyme to act as a catalyst, then the nonprotein component is called acofactor
Examples of cofactors are;
A coenzyme is a type of cofactor.
Coenzymes are small molecules that can separate from the protein component of the enzyme and react directly in the catalytic reaction. An important function of coenzymes is that they transfer electrons, atoms, or molecules from one enzyme to another.
are closely connected to coenzymes. The function of vitamins is that they help to make coenzymes.
which is one of the B vitamins, helps to make nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), which is one of the coenzymes that carries electrons from Krebs cycle through the electron transport chain to produce ATP. Without NAD, very little ATP would be produced, and the organism would be low in energy.
So, with all that said, now onto, "How Reiki Intuitive Healing", can change/help with the process, energetically.
Energy healing promotes healing by enhancing energy flow and correcting disturbances in the “human energy field” or “aura” which permeates and surrounds the body. Improving the flow of energy in the energy field supports the self-healing, self-changing capacity of the body.
There is a kind of revival of ancient understandings about energy healing in the light of modern science. “Laying on of hands”, which appeared in many times and cultures, is being rediscovered and formulated into healing techniques which are accessible to people in the present time. There are also more and more people who are spontaneously becoming aware of healing “gifts”.
ENERGY HEALING WORKS DIRECTLY WITH THE ENERGETIC LEVEL OF LIFE
Since everything is energy, all healing ultimately involves energy. Most healing methods are focused on the physical, mental and emotional levels of life, without recognition of the deeper underlying energy. Energy healing works purely with the energetic level of our being.
Since everything is made up of patterns of energy, working directly with energy influences the physical, mental and emotional, as well as the spiritual level. Energy healing is thus by nature “holistic”.
If there is an illness or disturbance in the body, mind or emotions, we certainly want to address those levels. Energy healing, however, complements and supports other methods of healing, because it addresses the energy of which the body, mind and emotions are composed.
THE HUMAN ENERGY FIELD
Just as we have a physical anatomy, we have also have an “energy anatomy”. The human energy field or “aura” surrounds and permeates the physical body.
The physical body could be thought of as the most dense expression of the energy, and as only one of a number of bodies which comprise our energy anatomy
We also have “subtle bodies”, which are sometimes referred to as the emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.
There are a variety of descriptions and images of the energy field from both ancient and modern sources. There are variations in these models, but many describe the aura as being in layers. Many, though not all, emphasize the importance of the chakras which are energy centers where important exchanges of energy take place.
Energy healing effects change by positively influencing the energy field.
ENERGY HEALING AS PART OF ENERGY MEDICINE
Energy healing is part of the larger field of “Energy Medicine”.
Use of herbs, crystals or sound are examples of energy medicine in that they contain “vibratory patterns” which influence the energetic patterns at work in the physiology.
Energy healing is a unique part of energy medicine in that it involves the conscious use of the energy field of the healer to affect the energy field of the “healee”.
BAYDAY ,may employ crystals or other tools, but more often it is simply the interaction of healer and healee on an energetic level which directs the work.
Again, this work can be done remotely, anywhere, anytime in the world... or simply schedule an office visit.