Many cultures have acknowledged chakras and use different terminology describing their function.
The chakra terminology originated in India between 1500 and 500 BC in the oldest text called the Vedas. The Vedas are the earliest Sanskrit literary records and the most ancient scriptures of Hinduism.
The seven chakras each correspond to specific organs as well as physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual states of being and influence all areas of your life. Within these chakras is ‘prana,’ or the ultimate pure healing energy, that is all around us and within us, to keep us healthy, happy and vibrant.
While there isn’t much Western scientific evidence that translates spiritual energy into physical manifestations, the study of the chakras and chakra alignment whether it be through meditation, reiki, or yoga is rooted in the belief that when your chakras are open and aligned, our energy is constantly free-flowing, allowing energy to flow through them.
Here is a list of the main Chakras. Click on the link to read more about ailments related to the specific Chakras.