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Does Energy Healing Really Work?

Updated: Dec 28, 2022

There is a lot of confusion surrounding energy healing. Does it really work? Is there scientific evidence to support it? Is this really just "good vibes" woo-woo nonsense? Let's take a closer look at what energy healing is and see if there is any truth to these claims.

Energy Flow

Energy healing is a process of controlling the energy flow circulating throughout the body in order to achieve the desired effect. This can include anything from restoring balance to the body, to curing illnesses, to improving overall well-being. Many people who've received alternative healing will claim to have experienced stress reduction, removal of negative energy from the body, and some claim to no longer require intense medical treatment.

The healing power has a history in Eastern culture for centuries and has become increasingly common in other countries. More and more, people are turning to energy healers as a source of complementary and alternative medicine.

What Does the Evidence Say?

Some people claim to have had great success with energy healing, while others say it doesn't work at all. However, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that energy healing may be effective. A study published in the journal Explore found that energy healing was associated with significant improvements in quality of life and spiritual well-being in breast cancer patients. Another study published in PLOS One found that Reiki therapy may improve cancer patients' symptoms and quality of life.

While the evidence is certainly mixed, there is a significant indication that energy healing can be effective. If you are interested in trying energy healing techniques, it is important to do your research and find a qualified holistic physician who can guide you through the process.

What Are Examples of Energy Medicine?

Energy medicine is a term that refers to any form of medicine that uses energy flow as its primary modality. Many people find energy medicine to be essential in achieving good health and well-being. Why there are too many examples of energy healing therapy to list in a single post, here are some of the most common types of energy therapy.

Reiki Healing

Reiki is one of the most common energy healing techniques and it's become a staple of integrative medicine. Reiki is a healing modality that uses energy to restore balance and harmony in the body. A Reiki Master can help you to access your own natural healing energy and use it to address physical, emotional, and spiritual issues.

Reiki can help you to relax, reduce stress, find peace and calm, reduce pain, and connect with your inner wisdom. A Reiki Master can also help you to clear blocked energy and create a more positive flow of energy in your life.

Reiki has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine for healing the body, mind, and spirit. A Reiki practitioner incorporates traditional Chinese medicine with a subtle energy healing process. Reiki is one of the most common types of energy healing and it's become a staple of integrative health.

A Reiki practitioner is non-invasive, safe, and promotes a gentle form of healing that works to restore balance and harmony in the body. It's effective for relieving stress, tension headaches, anxiety, and fatigue. Reiki also helps to promote relaxation and deep states of meditation. It can be performed by Theresa Lyn in person or through distance healing.

Shamanic Energy Medicine

A Shaman is a powerful energy healer. Shamans believe that everything in the universe is composed of energy. This means that every person, place, thing, and event has its own unique energy signature and energy centers. When we go through different experiences in our lives, our soul takes on different patterns and beliefs.

These patterns and beliefs can become imprinted into our energy field. If they become trapped and hidden, they can only reveal themselves in our physical world as we repeat the same behaviors and experience the same outcomes. A shamanic session enables you to identify and remove these limitations. This is often a profound healing experience.

Shamanic Energy Medicine is often one of the most effective types of energy therapies out there as it deals directly with a person's vital energy. The history of Shamanic energy healing works goes back to the dawn of humankind. As soon as humans gained the ability to think, Shamans emerged to promote healing, self-exploration, and alternative medicine.

Shamanic energy work allows you to create a new pathway that leads to positive intent and purpose in your life. As you move forward you will be able to experience peace and joy and remove the negative behaviors and outcomes. Shamanism is an ancient practice that has been used for centuries to heal the mind, body, and spirit. If you are ready to begin your journey back to health and wholeness, shamanic energy medicine may be the answer for you.


The research for is probably most robust around acupuncture, which has been used for more than two millennia in TCM. This healing practice involves inserting thin needles at specific points to improve the overall movement of qi through the body, lowering anxiety levels and blood pressure. It's believed that there are energy networks—called meridians—through which qi travels. Most meridians correspond to a major organ—like the lungs or the stomach—and most acupuncture points lie on those meridians.

Many Western doctors now believe that stimulation from the needles may boost endorphins, aka your body's natural painkillers. In a 2022 review published in the American Journal of Translational Research, study authors state that evidence suggests acupuncture alleviates acute pain in conditions like labor pain, post-op pain, tension headaches, and migraines. The reviewers also found good evidence that acupuncture can help with chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and lower back pain.

While the jury is still out on how acupuncture works exactly, there's no denying that it's an incredibly effective form of energy healing. If you're struggling with chronic pain, it's definitely worth giving acupuncture a try.

Cacao Ceremony

One of the most amazing things about cacao is that it has the potential to heal and be a guide to help each one of us embrace the compass and depth of our hearts as a starting point for profound healing and remembrance. When we connect with cacao in ceremony, we are tapping into something much bigger than just our own life force. We are inviting in all of the wisdom and guidance that cacao has to offer. And this can be profoundly healing, not only for ourselves but also for our communities and the planet to heal as a whole.

When we come together in a ceremony with cacao, we are creating a space for healing, connection, deep relaxation, and transformation to occur. We are opening up our hearts, minds, and life force to all that is possible. Cacao helps us to access our deepest inner wisdom, and it provides us with the courage to explore what lies beyond our comfort zone. It is an amazing ally on our journey toward personal growth and self-discovery.

So if you are feeling called to work with cacao, go ahead and take the plunge! It can be an incredibly transformative experience. And if you're not quite ready to work with cacao directly, you can still benefit from its energy by drinking cacao tea or eating chocolate. Cacao is a powerful teacher and healer, and it can help us to unlock our potential for growth and transformation.

Theresa Lyn takes this a step further with the use of traditional Peruvian Chumpi stones. The Chumpi Stones are powerful healing stones used to open, clear, and strengthen your luminous energy field. It is something you have to experience to believe it is possible!


According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), qigong is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been around for thousands of years. A 2020 review of the literature published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine states that qigong is a sort of umbrella term for a variety of TCM-related energy exercises. For example, tai chi is a form of qigong.

Both tai chi and dynamic qigong involve slow, meditative movements, focused attention and controlled breathing. Passive qigong involves meditative breathing and mind exercises that can be done in any position and requires little to no movement.

Research is slowly mounting to support the benefits of qigong. That same 2020 literature review in Complementary Therapies in Medicine looked at 886 studies that involved qigong and various health conditions and found that 96.5% of these studies showed a positive effect from qigong interventions. The most commonly studied conditions were cardiovascular diseases, cancer, mental health, and respiratory problems, but there was evidence that qigong could be helpful for a wide range of issues, including pain, autoimmune diseases, and obesity.


According to the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Cancer Institute, the Chinese meridian theory states that there are channels—or meridians—that form a network inside your body and that points on your feet, hands, and ears are connected with other parts of your body. For example, TCM believes that certain toes reflect your head and that specific points on the palms of your hands are linked to your kidneys.

The belief is that when points within those energy centers are stimulated, they can improve energy circulation and rejuvenate corresponding areas elsewhere in the body. So reflexology is simply massaging or pressing on certain points on your hands, feet, or ears that correspond to the areas in which you're having trouble.

A 2020 study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine found that reflexology may have health benefits for people with cancer. The study's participants all had breast cancer and half of them received reflexology treatments twice a week for four weeks. Researchers found that those who received reflexology had significantly lower levels of anxiety and depression than those who didn't receive reflexology treatments. Those that didn't receive reflexology didn't experience any added health benefits.

What the Medical Community Says about Energy Healing

We've come a long way from the days when doctors would just give you drugs in response to symptoms. Nowadays, they're learning about energy healing and trying out different techniques that may help resolve an illness or discomfort more quickly without resorting so prominently towards medication--which can have side effects too nasty for some people's tastes!

Energy medicine is a type of treatment that uses energy to heal the body. There are many different theories about how it works, but Johns Hopkins Medicine explains in their article: "Types of Complementary and Alternative Medicine" that there's one thing all these explanations have in common: an animating life force or qi flowing through your system must be balanced for good health—and this concept dates back thousands upon centuries ago when TCM was developed by ancient Chinese physicians who were trying to find ways extract health benefits without using any drugs or surgery.

We've all experienced that same feeling of being surrounded by someone's energy. You can pick it up like a cloud, and after an event or interaction with them, you're left feeling tired in your body's muscles even when they aren't directly near you anymore-and yet still experiencing their vibes! This is because we are storing up positive OR negative emotional energies through our day which then flow out at night while sleeping - creating what Dr. Judith Orloff calls “energy hangovers." Most people have had these experiences: picking up on other people's energy.

The Power of Belief: "The Placebo Effect"

Placebo effect? What is that, anyway? It's an interesting concept—in which the brain convinces your body that particular treatments work and then you actually do feel better.

As it turns out (2020 research published in The Lancet), many areas of our brains are involved with producing this "placebo" response including dopamine receptors or endorphins; but exactly why these chemicals release into our system isn't fully understood yet!

The successes of energy healing are not just due to the power of suggestion, but also because it works on an individual level. It's intimate and personalized.

If you believe that energy healing will work, it is FAR more likely to do so. If this process operates as part of the overall cure for whatever ails us, then why fear placebo effects?

The body is an amazing mechanism capable of literally healing itself! Energy healing is all about using the tools at our disposal to promote the body's miraculous ability to heal itself.

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