As a non-traditional, holistic means of physical, mental, and emotional treatment, energy healing is often met with skepticism. However, just because it doesn’t use the invasive surgeries, pharmaceutical medications, or potentially harmful treatments we’re used to in Western medicine, doesn’t mean energy healing doesn’t work! Not only will this article help to debunk ten of the common myths surrounding energy healing, but it will also provide you with helpful information regarding this effective practice and how it can benefit you in the future.

10 Common Misconceptions about Energy Healing, Debunked

Myth #1: Energy healing contradicts science

Rumor has it: Many naysayers of holistic medicine declare there’s no scientific evidence to back up the effectiveness of practices like energy healing. To some, this apparent “lack of science” automatically nullifies the legitimacy of energy healing.

The real deal: In reality, scientists and researchers have been studying energy healing techniques for years and publishing hundreds of different studies validating the legitimacy of the practice. Continuing research reveals even more scientific proof that energy healing can help to improve immune function, reduce pain, accelerate recovery, and much more.

Learn more about the science of energy healing.

Myth #2: Energy healing is new-age practice

Rumor has it: Energy healing is a new-age practice done by tie-dye-laden hippies and prayer-bead-wearing beatniks.

The real deal: Not only can energy healing practices be traced back to the early 20th century, when the Japanese tradition of Reiki was commonly used, but these holistic methods are used by certified practitioners of all types including nurses, doctors, massage therapists, and other licensed professionals.

Myth #3: Only spiritual people benefit from energy healing

Rumor has it: You have to be a highly spiritual person to practice or benefit from various energy healing practices.

The real deal: Energy healing is all about manipulating and releasing negative, harmful energies from the body. While spirituality is not a necessary ingredient, you should have an open mind and eagerness to heal every time you go into an energy healing session.

Myth #4: Not very many people actually use energy healing

Rumor has it: Because energy healing is a “new-age” technique” without the backing of science,” nobody actually uses it.

The real deal: Though it may seem like mainstream Western medicine runs the health and wellness industry, statistics indicate that anywhere from 30 to 70 percent of American adults turn to alternative approaches to treat pain and illness. Along with methods such as acupuncture, massage, and chiropractic treatment – energy healing is frequently used for its notable benefits.

Myth #5: You have to be physically present for energy healing to work

Rumor has it: Energy healing can only work when you’re physically present with the person performing the session on you.

The real deal: Energy healing can actually happen from anywhere! Some clients prefer to be in person while working with their practitioner, but others work with energy healers across the globe from them. When a practitioner and a client aren’t in the same place, or if for some reason a client does not want to be tested personally, a “proxy” can be used in their stead. This means that a practitioner can stand in for, or represent their client. By connecting with the person they are testing for, that person acts as a conduit for their client’s needs. This means that you can experience the healing powers of energy healing, even if you don’t live near a practitioner!

Myth #6: Energy healing is associated with religion or spirituality

Rumor has it: Energy healing is related to a specific religion or spiritual belief system.

The real deal: Energy healing is not directly tied to any church or religion! However, you may find you’re far more successful when you call upon a higher power. Asking for support is a wonderful way to call in help and focused intention as you work with these energy healing tools, and you can call upon whatever you believe in. 

Learn more about calling on your higher power for energy healing.

Myth #7: You have to have special talents and abilities to practice energy healing

Rumor has it: Just like practitioners of Western medicine, who have to pass years of schooling and training to become certified in their field, energy healing practitioners have to have unique skills, talents, and abilities to be effective.

The real deal: As long as the desire and intent are there, anyone can be an energy healer. Along with having a natural desire to help those in need, there are dozens of other signs that you might be a natural healer.

Myth #8: You shouldn’t expect instant results

Rumor has it: Any kind of real healing takes time and effort. It won’t happen overnight. 

The real deal: Energetic change can actually occur in just moments! When you find the real root cause of your issues, that cause can be addressed, and you might notice yourself feeling better instantly. Some issues may take more time, but don’t doubt your results if your issues improve suddenly!

Myth #9: You need to work with a professional

Rumor has it: Only professional energy healers can help you release trapped energy and heal emotionally.

The real deal: Working with a professional energy healer can be an incredible experience, and make a huge difference in your overall wellness! However, the truth is that ANYONE can learn to use energy healing methods in order to heal themselves. You can absolutely use them on yourself, and many people do with wonderful results. 

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Myth #10: Energy healing is just a placebo effect

Rumor has it: Claiming you’ve been healed by an energy healing practitioner is just a “placebo effect” – that it only exists in your head and isn’t actually a real thing.

The real deal: People who make this claim likely don’t understand the power of the mind – regardless if it’s traditional or alternative medicine treatment – the chances of healing and recovery significantly increase if the brain believes in the treatment the body’s being given. In short, the placebo ultimately aids in recovery rather than hinders it.

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