What Is Energy Healing?
Energy healing is based on the concept that a strong relationship exists between a person’s medical condition and the pattern of that individual’s subtle energy field, which permeates and extends outward from the physical body. Energy healing practitioners seek to restore harmony and balance to this energy field pattern to facilitate healing.
Albert Einstein, quantum field theory, and string theory of modern physics agree that energy and matter are interchangeable and that matter is a concentration of rapidly moving subatomic particles/waves that demonstrate pattern and organization. The pattern and organization of subtle energy are provided by field forces of electromagnetism and gravity. These force fields are not visible to the human eye, yet they can be measured and manipulated. Subatomic particle manipulation occurs in radiation therapy, gamma knife therapy, and other medical interventions. Similarly, MRIs, ECGs, and EEGs are examples of subtle energy manipulation in modern medicine.
Scientists believe that human beings are complex energy fields and that the universe is a dynamic web of interrelated fields and events (Capra 1983). Living organisms emit subtle energy vibrations at frequencies between 300 and 2,000 nanometers. This energy emission is electromagnetic radiation and is often referred to as the biofield. It is characterized by wavelength and frequency. Wavelength is the distance traveled at the speed of light in one oscillation. Frequency refers to the number of waves passing a certain point in one second.
Transmission of Subtle Energy
Transmitting or channeling of energy refers to transmitting a flow or current of electrons which travel at the speed of light (186,000 miles/second). Free electrons in the biofield behave in a chaotic manner until some form of energy causes them to become more organized and move in some direction from atom to atom.
Through training and practice, energy healers learn to transfer electromagnetic energy to others by running a current of electrons at a higher vibration/ frequency than that of the recipient, providing the appropriate electrical environment to stimulate healing in damaged cellular tissue.
Resonant entrainment is a well-understood scientific principle. The example of tuning fork entrainment is often used to illustrate this phenomenon: When a tuning fork designed to create a frequency of 432 Hz is struck (caused to oscillate) and then moved into the vicinity of another 432 Hz tuning fork, the second tuning fork begins to oscillate without being struck.
“The first tuning fork is said to have entrained the second or caused it to resonate.” (http://web-us.com/thescience.htm#Resonant entrainment of oscillating systems)
The physics of entrainment apply to biosystems as well. The human body contains an autonomic mechanism that synchronizes our internal rhythms with stronger and higher frequency external rhythms. This natural entrainment process is occurring constantly, with or without our awareness. The entrainment occurring with energy healing causes the slower vibrations of the recipient to increase to match the frequencies of the healer. Because the human body is primarily composed of highly ionized water, the electromagnetic input (flow of electrons) from the healer is easily conducted; entrainment ensues, molecular structure can become rearranged, and healing can occur.