4 Things You Didn’t Know About Energy Healing

If you’re interested in the health and wellness space, then you’ve probably heard about energy healing. Or maybe your doctor has suggested energy healing methods as a form of therapy complementary to existing medical treatments. 

While energy healing has become more mainstream, there’s still a lot of confusion around it. This article shares some of the things most people didn’t know about energy healing. 

But first, it’s best to define what exactly is energy healing.

Defining Energy Healing

According to the US National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, which is the leading agency for studying non-conventional medicine and treatment, energy healing refers to the act of manipulating and channeling the energy coursing through the body to heal it. 

This can be done with hands-on practices such as Reiki and sensory-based experiences such as sound baths, healing crystals, or manipulation. 

What You Probably Do Not Know About Energy Healing

Most people only know the definition and basics of energy healing. However, there’s so much more to it apart from being perceived as mystical and spiritual. Here are some things you may not know about energy healing. 

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It Has Been Studied For Centuries

Although energy healing has only become popular in recent years, it’s actually been studied and practiced for centuries in various cultures and countries. These ancient cultures have been exploring and using different modalities to invigorate and stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities. 

For instance, Chinese medicine practitioners developed acupuncture based on the meridians, which are the body’s energy superhighways. Meanwhile, Reiki is a Japanese traditional energy healing treatment dating back to the early 20th century. Chakras were first mentioned in ancient Hindu texts, and they focus on activating, balancing, and unblocking the energy transmission centers of the body.

It Is Often Based On Improving Energy Vibrations

Healing energy tends to focus on improving energy vibrations and frequencies. 

As with everything, the body is made up of molecules. This means that you are a huge body of vibrating molecules. So, when you say you feel good vibes, it’s actually about your personal energy vibrations. In general, happy people tend to vibrate at a higher frequency. Consequently, those who are sad or anxious tend to have a low vibration

Most energy healing methods such as crystal healing, sound energy, or meditation focus on healing vibration energy. 

Some Types Of Energy Healing Methods Have Scientific Credibility

While some energy healing methods might sound too ‘out there’ and unbelievable for you, some have scientific credibility. 

Listed below are energy healing methods scientifically proven to be beneficial for your health and wellness:

  • Acupuncture

Scientific research on acupuncture abounds. This practice involves inserting needles at specific energy points to improve the overall movement of your qi (i.e., vital energy) throughout the body. Western doctors believe that stimulation from these needles can boost endorphins and serve as natural painkillers. Several studies suggest that acupuncture can alleviate chronic pain including neck pain and back pain. 

  • Reiki

Formed from the Japanese terms ‘rei’ and ‘ki,’ which means spirit and vital energy, respectively, this energy healing practice involves a practitioner or Reiki master putting their hands right above or on your body to direct energy. 

While research and studies on Reiki are mixed, patients find it calming, making it suitable for stress relief. 

  • Reflexology

Another Chinese energy healing practice, reflexology is all about massaging, pressing, and stimulating your meridians or energy points to improve energy circulation and rejuvenate the problem area. Although studies on reflexology are limited, most research shows positive results including reducing anxiety levels and chronic pain as well as improving sleep. 

Energy Healers Are More Abundant Than You Think

What was once a small niche sector in the health and wellness industry, energy healing has become quite popular today as more people turn to natural non-conventional solutions to stay healthy. 

As such, energy healers have become more abundant than ever. There are numerous types of energy healers out there and you can find them everywhere. In fact, some massage therapists may also be licensed acupuncturists or Reiki masters. 

What’s more, you can even be an energy healer yourself. There are numerous online courses on energy healing you can take to learn the different techniques and tools you need. 


Regardless of what some skeptical people think, energy healing can be a powerful way to boost and improve your health, wellness, and life. Whether you’re undecided or confused about this unconventional form of healing, having the right information at your disposal can help you get to know more about it and determine if it’s worth trying. If you want to give it a try, go for something free like meditation at first.

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