Study Finds Clinically Significant Pain Reduction From Energy Healing
People have been using various forms of energy medicine for thousands of years, yet it has never been rigorously studied as a scientific form of healing, until now.
Energy medicine is based on the idea that our physical body is just a part of what we are. But we also have an energetic body, which can be manipulated and channeled to create physical changes resulting in healing. While the anecdotal reports of the success of these modalities over the ages are plentiful, energy medicine has always been relegated to the realm of pseudoscience by the mainstream scientific community.
Recently however the Institue of Noetic Sciences (IONS) has sought to change that by conducting a pilot study investigating the effects of energy medicine treatments on pain reduction.
IONS Study Finds Clairvoyants 'See' Reiki Healing in Action
A groundbreaking new study shows that people with clairvoyant abilities can see energy healing take place. The implications for both the understanding of these extra-sensory abilities and the healing field- are profound.
The Institute of Noetic Sciences, or IONS, has just released the results of an important study that shows that energy healing works and that clairvoyants can pick up information about the healing by using their extended perception.
Dr. Helanè Wahbeh is the head of research at IONS and the study lead.
“Clairvoyance essentially is the experience of being able to see things around people — see within their body and around their body — and gain information in a way that is beyond our normal sight,” Wahbeh said.
“Sometimes this shows up as colors, sometimes people can see illness in other’s bodies; what might be called ‘medical intuition.’ Anyone can learn how to be a clairvoyant seer, in fact, there are people who teach medical intuitive classes. I’ve talked to many teachers who say ‘[A]s long as the person believes that they can, they can actually learn how to do this.’ That doesn’t mean that everyone is going to be excellent at it, but that the baseline level skill is learnable by anyone who is willing to try and believes that they can.”
Researchers sought to examine these abilities within the context of a study of Reiki, a popular Japanese energy healing modality. In the study, 40 participants with varying health issues were given half-hour Reiki sessions, which were then shown to improve their wellbeing. While the sessions were taking place, a group of six experienced clairvoyant seers observed.