In a world where our society favors modern medicine and cutting-edge technologies influence the way doctors treat illnesses, pains, and diseases, it’s easy to see how the concept of energy healing and non-traditional medicine can be misunderstood. With billions and billions of dollars backing the development of western medicine, people more often default to the latest trends, rather than holistic methods that could, if applied properly, offer the same or better results, with less risk.

As someone who has experienced the power of alternative medicine, you understand just how challenging it can be to debunk the common myths that persist about energy healing. Thankfully, with these insightful tips, you can develop strategies to help you overcome the apprehension of introducing family and friends to holistic healing methods, including energy healing and muscle testing.

Tip 1: Use Layman’s Terms

One of the quickest ways to turn someone off to the idea of energy healing is to start throwing around phrases like, ‘You’ve got imbalanced chakras,’ ‘You seem to be holding unresolved energy in your aura,’ or ‘We’re working to align your energy meridians.’ As to-the-point and applicable as these terms can be, using complex jargon will only confuse and intimidate those who are new to the concepts.

Instead, when introducing energy healing to skeptics or novice learners, try to use layman’s terms and take your time explaining concepts. That’s not to say that you can’t mention applicable idioms, but be sure you appeal to the average person with easy-to-follow explanations, such as ‘What I mean is, you’re trying to hold everything together and it’s negatively affecting your energy.’ Breaking it down this way allows you to inadvertently teach others, while speaking in a way they can both understand and relate to.

Tip 2: Talk About Science

As you know, just because these holistic methods aren’t directly related to modern medicine doesn’t mean there isn’t a great deal of science behind the concept of energy healing. In order to introduce energy healing and muscle testing to skeptics, it’s helpful to discuss the science that lies behind these often misunderstood practices. When discussing the science behind energy healing, try to use these talking points, along with others you find interesting, to help your friends and family understand this practice.

Traditional physics plays a big role in energy healing concepts. Consider mentioning the entrainment principle, which was discovered in 1665 by the Dutch physicist and scientist, Christian Huygens. An easy way to explain entrainment to those new to the practice is to describe it as the tendency for two oscillating bodies to lock into sync so they vibrate in harmony. Furthermore, the theory behind entrainment is that a system will conduct more energy with less friction and diversity. Entrainment happens all around us, all the time. From falling leaves being blown along with the speed of the wind, to sticks floating down in harmony with a river’s current, this biological force exists across all psychological, sociological, and spiritual levels.

Brain wave frequencies are commonly studied in the field of Neuroscience. Brain wave frequencies were first discovered in 1908 by the Austrian psychiatrist Dr. Hans Berger who, in 1920, developed a groundbreaking machine called the Electroencephalogram (EEG) that had the capability of measuring and recording the electrical impulses of brain waves. Dr. Berger’s studies have served as the foundation for all brain wave research that has since followed and furthermore solidified the fact that the human brain is always fluctuating and oscillating. Thanks to Dr. Berger’s studies, we now know that there are four main brainwave states, Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta, that most people fluctuate between during a 24-hour period. Each brain wave is associated with emotions like anxiousness and stress, focus, relaxation, and calm, and practices like energy healing enable the brain to find peace and harmony amongst the waves.

Human energy fields are another aspect of science that play a big role in energy healing methods. Generally speaking, human energy fields relate to the electrical pulse put off by the beating of a heart and the functioning of a brain. Scientists have the ability to measure the human electrical field of the heart and brain, and researchers have found that, as practitioners do energy healing, a person’s electrical and magnetic fields increase substantially enough that these changes can be measured and recorded. This is a great opportunity to link scientific jargon, such as ‘human energy fields,’ to energy healing terms, such as ‘aura.’

By discussing energy healing in scientific terms, people are more likely to understand the general concepts and can better relate to the foundational basis of what energy healing is.

Tip 3: Show Your Passion

Lastly, one of the best ways to introduce energy healing in a non-intimidating way is to let them see your passion. If they can see how excited energy healing makes you, they’ll likely want to learn more about this life-changing practice and will want to experience the same peace, freedom, and vitality.

Every day, more and more people are discovering the benefits of energy healing, yet introducing friends and family to the practice can still be nerve racking and unsettling. However, by talking to them in layman, ‘normal-people’ terms, and including the scientific research and discoveries at the root of these practices, you can find ease and comfort in welcoming new prospects to the wonderful world of energy healing and other holistic approaches.