Ever heard of energy healing? Curious about how it works? Or even, does it work and how, and what even is it anyway? So many questions present themselves around energy healing like where to find it, what does it do, is it all airy-fairy nonsense, will people think I’m losing it, what will happen to me, will I become too ‘spiritual’, is there scientific proof that energy healing works, etc – oh how the questions fly.

The minute we leave the tangible world of our perceived physical solidity and learnt, on-paper facts, the mind flurries for a framework or a comfortable platform on which it can rest in what is ‘known’.

Of course, energy healing works (if you find the right healer) for all the reasons (explained below), and the fact there are very few scientific studies to prove this says less about subtle healing techniques and more about the limited realm in which human science operates.

For how do you prove a sense of inner peace? What instruments gauge happiness, freedom or balance? How do you measure love? And further, which scientific tools evaluate the frequency of a thought, or the efficacy of a projected emotion with intention? 

Our science has yet not reached the levels of refinement to be able to assess energy healing, and so scientific papers and proofs you may not find, but rather allow your own inner resonance system be your proof. 

Symptoms of energy shifts and healing

Symptoms of energy shifts and healing

Contentment, less stress, a feeling that everything is in the right place, your relationships both personal and professional may establish within you a subtle yet noticeable improvement – an ease will start to come into those moments that before were emotionally challenging or stressful. You’ll feel more grounded, more connected to your inner core, to the earth, and to the world around you. You’ll start noticing less of a fight-or-flight reaction where before there was trouble battling anxiety, and more of a capacity to reflect in a centered way and respond from this place. Inner calm, better sleep, more patience, deeper awareness, greater ability to forgive, accept, let go and move on are all what help make you feel lighter, brighter, bigger and better. This is the living proof that energy healing works.

Types of healing energy work

There are many different types, methods, practices and ways to do energy healing, which can be quite confusing. It’s the drawback of it being a new-old technique finding its way back into mainstream consciousness. It’s a big umbrella that covers many heads. I can only speak of my style of energy healing, which I can only simply call energy healing, even though I realise it falls way short of the mark for the vast science it contains. For a science it is – with rules, steps to follow, action-and-consequence feedback and progress reports. It’s just that it incorporates the whole of a human being and its part in the vibration of the entire universe as its starting point.

We are used to approaching healing from a very physical perspective. If there’s something wrong with the physical body, we want to fix it from the same physical plane. But in my personal opinion this will only get you so far, which is why some physical illnesses and problems don’t go away and are simply masked by medication, or covered up, bypassed, pushed down and avoided... but they never really go away.

History of spiritual healing

History of spiritual healing

Energy healing understands that human beings are much more than simply a physical vehicle. According to the energy approach, a human being is made up of three bodies (actually six in total, but to keep things at least vaguely understandable, we’ll stick with three for now!). 

Firstly, of course, there is the physical body, the dense matter that makes up the skin and bones of our physicality. 

Around this body, invisible to our human eye, is what we call the astral body. It follows the same delineation of the physical body but is made up of a much more subtle fabric. This is the body of our emotions – how we feel, how we sense things, our capacity to receive energies from others, to feel others, what we pick up from the world around us, what we pick up from the higher planes, sensations, impressions, moods – these all dwell here in the astral body.

It is vital to keep this body clear, healthy and vibrant, otherwise low vibrational emotions, such as fear, jealousy, hatred, insecurity or anger can fester there, start to spread and take over. If we want optimum wellness, we must look at our emotional health in order to manage wellbeing issues like anger and low confidence. 

Energy healing looks at these emotions, their source and seeks to clean them out before they settle in and end up manifesting in a physical illness. The source of these emotional energies can come from many roots – childhood conditioning, ancestral patterns or even karmic imprints. An energy healer offers to help you unravel the knots, release the stagnant energy and bring the emotions into harmony and balance so as to understand the symptoms of emotional issues and face dealing with them in a harmonious way. 

Around the astral body is a body of an even more subtle fabric – the mental body. This is the body that is given life by the vibration and frequency of our thoughts. It’s a simple process – if you think negatively, the thoughts feed through to your emotional body meaning you start to feel bad, which eventually feeds down to your physical body and you end up feeling sick. However, do it the other way around and the opposite happens! It’s all about directing the flow of your thoughts to a positive place. An energy healer will give you methods and practices to help you clear out negative thought patterns and align you with positive mental nourishment and reach content mindfulness – which is simply acknowledging and being aware of your thoughts and being honest with them.

So energy healing is about the health of all of your bodies resonating together in harmony with a single-pointed purpose. A good energy healer can read the health of all of your bodies and bring you back into a place of peace and balance, through inner work around patterns, conditioning, blocks, thought patterns and strengthening your connection to the positive energies around you. 

Energy healing works because it is in service to a very high spiritual science, according to which all of nature, every human being, animal, plant, tree, rock, star and planet is subject. So if it works for the cosmoverse, it may work for you too.


See all tried and tested remedies and products to help you manage your emotional issues.


To save these helpful tips, Pin This!

Discover what energy healing is and whether there is scientific evidence behind its benefits on helping you deal with your emotional health.

Related Health Tips
5.0/5.0
Accept; don’t reject: Recognise the importance of Carbon Dioxide in every breath
Contrary to popular belief, a large Carbon Dioxide intake is an essential part of a healthy mind and body, and it needs to be recognised as such. Carbon Dioxide is a crucial building block in the... Read more

Our community says

  • 100% Worth it
  • 0% Not sure
  • 0% Not worth it
0.0/5.0
Breathing and respiration are not the same thing: Getting closer to your perfect and natural breath
In order to get back to a state of natural breath, you need to align your breathing with your respiratory system. If you thought these were the same thing, do not worry, as you are not... Read more

Our community says

  • 0% Worth it
  • 0% Not sure
  • 0% Not worth it
0.0/5.0
Ignore the advice: "take a deep breath"
Deep breathing is commonly taught by leading yoga practices and health experts as providing the key to living a healthy and vibrant life. In fact, our research has found that this technique to... Read more

Our community says

  • 0% Worth it
  • 0% Not sure
  • 0% Not worth it

Join our Facebook community for daily health inspo!