Energy Healing and Energy Medicine: The Science Behind the Treatment

More and more people are turning to energy healing and energy medicine as a non-invasive, low-risk treatment of almost any ailment the body can encounter. Oddly enough, energy medicine is being touted as “the medicine of the future,” but it is actually rooted in ancient healing methods that date back thousands of years

The Science Behind Energy Healing

Western medicine has long embraced the healing powers of plants and herbs in pharmaceuticals. Some of the energy fields of the body are already acknowledged, monitored, and used by practitioners of Western medicine in the form of EKGs (electrocardiograms for heart), EEGs (electroencephalograms for brain), and EMGs (electromyograms for muscles).

The National Institutes of Health is funding a number of studies to research the effect of energy healing on a variety of health concerns including:

  • TMJ disorders
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Wrist fractures
  • Wound healing
  • Cancer
  • Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Neonatal stress
  • AIDS

Forms of Energy Healing and Energy Medicine

One of the many wonderful things about energy healing is that there are many options from which you can choose, or use a combination of them for optimal wellness. Acupuncture and acupressure are perhaps some of the most well-known, but in addition to these practices, you can also try:

  • Reiki
  • Qigong
  • Vibration Therapy
  • Massage/Hot Stone Massage
  • Light/Laser Therapy
  • Sound Treatments
  • Sweat Lodges
  • Aromatherapy

Does Energy Healing Work?

According to a 2014 article in The New York Daily News, a 2013 study found that 10 minutes of energy healing or energy medicine can be as effective as physical therapy in people with mobility issues.

Many of the energy healing techniques create a sense of calm and relaxation, and reducing stress and tension can reduce pain, anxiety, and depression.

You are energy, so it logically follows that if you renew your energy, and limit negative energy, you will have a better sense of wellness.