Inflamed tendon is different than tense muscle, both physically and energetically. Each one requires a different healing energy.

We’ve been learning techniques to get the right energy to the right tissue. Last post, we learned to map the energy of different tissues in the body. Now, we’re going to apply that to finding the energy of inflamed tissue in a client’s body.

This post directly builds on The one-month guide to mapping the body’s energy. If you haven’t read it, start there.

What We’re Going to Learn

The energy signatures of someone else’s body are slightly different than the energy of your own body. So first, we’re going to practice reading energy in a friend’s body.

Then we’re going to look for the energy signature of inflamed tissue. You’ll need to work with a friend who has inflammation (more about that below).

Like learning to map your knee, this technique will take some time to learn. Give yourself time to get used to reading others’ energy, and give yourself time to get familiar with the signature of inflammation and how it feels to you.

Learning to Find the Energy of Inflammation

1. Practice reading energy in someone else’s body
You’ve learned to map the energy of your own body. But energy looks slightly different in different people, so you’ll need to get used to recognizing the energy signatures of healthy tissue in someone else.

Like you did with your own knee, use a sensory connection to read the energy signatures of your friend’s knee. Use a diagram to figure out where in the joint your sensory connection is and identify the signatures of each tissue.

Practice this until it feels easy.

Keep in mind that, even if you can’t map every tissue as you’re learning this technique, the energy signature of inflammation will be obvious once you’re used to reading the healthy energy signatures.

2. Find a friend with inflammation

Talk with someone you know who has pain that sounds like it could be inflammation. Here are some tips to find someone whose inflamed tissue will be easiest for a beginner to spot.

Things to look for:

  • Joint pain from a high-impact activity. Many runners have inflammation and some joint pain. If you know a runner, ask them.
  • Tendinitis is inflammation of the connective tissue between bone and muscle. Often happens in the wrist.
  • Menstrual cramps also often involve inflammation. (If you’re going to read something other than a joint, get used to mapping that area before looking for inflammation.)
  • If you’ve been channeling healing energy for friends, these same friends are likely to have the signature of inflammation. Note that you’ll need to turn off the healing energy, otherwise it can drown out the energy of inflammation.


  • Arthritis pain is not a good candidate for helping you find inflammation. Osteoarthritis tends to have an inflammation signature that’s hard for a novice to spot.

3. Read the inflammation

Have your friend tell you where it hurts. If it’s their wrist, read their healthy wrist first. If both wrists hurt, read your wrist. Then read your friend’s wrist.

To do that, touch where they feel the pain and extend your sensory connection . Read each tissue. Look for unusual signatures that you haven’t seen before in that tissue. Those are likely the signatures of inflammation.

How to Recognize the Energy of Inflammation

Everybody experiences energy differently. For me, inflammation looks red and spiky. Sometimes it’s bright red, sometimes it’s dull red.

My student Tiffany sees inflammation as varying shades of red. (For nerves, she reads healthy nerve as yellow and blue tubes, and the signature of inflamed nerve ads a sense of neon brightness and fireworks.)

However you experience it, the signature of inflammation should stand out to you as different from the healthy version of the same tissue. If one signature jumps out as you compare healthy tissue to injured tissue, it’s likely inflammation.

It may not feel completely obvious the first time you try this technique. Tiffany wasn’t sure when she did it for the first time without my supervision, but the healing energy she sent to the tissue she found did exactly what it was designed to do.

Recognizing the energy of inflammation is a skill you will use in most healing sessions. Over the next few weeks, do several practice sessions to build your experience and confidence. Practice looking at the energy of inflammation until you can recognize it comfortably. And if you feel able, offer to send healing energy to that tissue — this is exactly what it was designed to work with.

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