If you’ve watched some of our video content or read about Dr. Nelson, you probably know that at Discover Healing, we ascribe to the fact that “everything is energy.” This isn’t just our theory — though many of the things we theorize are based on it. Science has shown us that our bodies are more than 99% energy. In fact, if you removed all of the “empty space” (i.e. energy) from our bodies, “the entire human race would fit into the volume of a sugar cube”! You read that right — not just your body, the entire human race.

Doesn’t that blow your mind?

Maybe that’s one reason why over 50 major hospitals and clinics throughout the US offer some form of energy healing. The Emotion Code® is a great example of an energy healing modality.

Max Planck was one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, and is considered to be the father of Quantum Theory. When he was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics, he said:

“As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear headed science, to the study of matter, I can tell you as a result of my research about atoms this much: there is no matter as such. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force which brings the particle of an atom to vibration and holds this most minute solar system of the atom together. We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent mind. This mind is the matrix of all matter.”

There is an abundance of research available about the body’s energy and its potential role in health and recovery. There are many, many studies and sources referenced in The Emotion Code book which would seem to support that role.

But there is also research to support our assertion that emotions are energy! Furthermore, the late David Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D and author of the book Power vs. Force, discovered that the energy in someone’s magnetic field (their “log level”) can be profoundly affected by their emotions. To be more precise, he found that the body’s energy level actually increases as an individual feels more positive emotions. Further, he learned that cells actually died with a log level under 200 on the Scale of Consciousness, where negative feelings like hate, shame, regret, humiliation, or despair exist. This evidence would suggest that taking care of our emotions is vital to not only our overall happiness, but to our physical health!

Our Own Study

One example of that evidence is a study Discover Healing conducted of The Emotion Code toward the end of last year. We collected the self-reported status of 158 study participants, before and after having energy healing sessions using The Emotion Code. The people who took part in the study told us about what they were feeling before any sessions were done, and then again at least one week after having their Heart-Walls cleared using Emotion Code techniques. Here is what participants reported at the end of the study*:

  • Symptoms of self-reported ‘depression’ decreased by 36%  — we believe this warrants recognition and further scientific study!
  • Symptoms of self-reported ‘post-traumatic stress disorder’ decreased by 35% — a significant reduction.
  • Symptoms of self-reported ‘anxiety’ decreased by 10% — also clinically significant
  • ‘Relationship satisfaction’ improved by 12%
  • ‘Spiritual openness’ increased by 10%

See the published article Changes in Self-Reported Depression, Anxiety and PostTraumatic Stress Disorder Symptomatology from the Emotion Code Energy Healing Modality in the Alternative & Integrative Medicine Journal.

(See the end of this page for more details and references.)

Other Research of Interest

The only way to find out if The Emotion Code will help you is to try it for yourself. We suggest beginning with the book and free starter kit. You may be surprised by the amount of information it contains about your body’s energy and what can happen when you release possible trapped emotions. You may find your discomfort eased, your distress reduced, and your overall wellness enhanced. We believe we are only scratching the surface of what we’re likely to learn in the coming years. You can learn along with us as you begin your own hands-on investigation into The Emotion Code.

Discover Healing Study Details

As part of our ongoing research, our Emotion Code team of researchers measured the responses of one hundred randomly selected subjects in the areas of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)1, anxiety2, depression3, and drug4, and alcohol abuse5 in the form of self-reported measures before and after their Heart-Walls were cleared.

The results from our study showed a 35 percent improvement on average for study participants suffering from PTSD. Depression results also revealed a 36 percent average improvement in research participants. Additionally, results on anxiety indicated participants felt a 10 percent average improvement in scores, showing that participants are experiencing less anxiety in everyday life.

Other information that was tracked before and after Heart-Wall clearings included how satisfied the participants reported to be in their relationships,6 along with how their spiritual connection changed over time.7 In addition, whether they felt meaning and purpose in their lives.8 Results for relationship satisfaction showed an average increase by about 12 percent, which means those who had their Heart-Wall removed viewed their romantic relationships as more satisfying. Similarly, a person’s spiritual openness improved by about 10 percent, which means they became more open to all aspects of spirituality.

*Discover Healing can’t guarantee any specific results, and reported results do not constitute a warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any individual using The Emotion Code® or The Body Code™.



  1. Blevins, Christy A., Frank W. Weathers, Margaret T. Davis, Tracy K. Witte, and Jessica L. Domino. “The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Checklist for DSM-5 (PCL-5): Development and Initial Psychometric Evaluation.” Journal of Traumatic Stress 28 (November 25, 2015): 489–98. doi: 10.1002 /jts.22059.
  2. Zung, William W.K. “A Rating Instrument for Anxiety Disorders.” Psy- chosomatics 12, no. 6 (November–December 1971): 371–9. doi:10.10l6/S0033 -3182(71)71479-0.
  3. Kroenke, K., R. L. Spitzer, and J. B. W Williams. “The PHQ-9: Validity of a Brief Depression Severity Measure.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 16, no. 9 (September 2001): 606–13. http://doi.org/10.1046/j.1525-1497.2001 .016009606.x.
  4. Skinner, H. A. “The Drug Abuse Screening Test.” Addict Behavior. 7, no. 4 (1982): 363–71.
  5. Babor, Thomas F., J. R. de la Fuente, J. Saunders, and M. Grant. AUDIT. The Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test. Guidelines for use in primary health care. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization, 1992.
  6. Funk, J. L., and R. D. Rogge. “Testing the Ruler with Item Response Theory: Increasing Precision of Measurement for Relationship
  7. Satisfaction with the Couples Satisfaction Index.” Journal of Family Psychology 21 (December 2007): 572–83.
  8. Genia, V. “The Spiritual Experience Index: Revision and Reformulation.” Review of Religious Research 38 (1997): 344–61.
  9. Steger, M. F., P. Frazier, S. Oishi, and M. Kaler. “The Meaning in Life Questionnaire: Assessing the Presence of and Search for Meaning in Life.” Journal of Counseling Psychology 53 (2006): 80–93.