Shamanic Healing, or Shamanism, is an ancient form of spiritual healing that has roots going back over 30,000 years, and is practiced mostly by indigenous cultures throughout the world. It mostly focuses on the concept that most problems and illness are caused by issues occurring in the spiritual realm, a loss of soul essence, personal power and misplaced energy or spiritual blockages. It is the goal of the Shaman to go back into the spiritual realm to uncover the root issues associated with that problem. Shamans direct and move energy to restore the harmony within the individual, between the individual and the community, and between the community and the spirit world. Shamanic healing is often part of a multipronged approach to illness and is fully compatible with both conventional medicine and other integrative treatments.