Distance healing is a simple but effective way to work with someone, even if they are in another state or country. This type of energy work is also known as remote, absent, or long distance healing. You don’t have to know the person or even talk with them. Someone may just ask you to pray for a person in distress. This type of healing modality has been practiced in the Far East for centuries. Nowadays, there are numerous energy techniques being utilized for distance healing in the West. There have been many scientific studies done that have validated the positive effect of long distance healing, including prayer.
A study conducted by cardiologist Randolph Byrd in 1988 was designed to determine the effects of prayer on patients in the Coronary Care Unit at San Francisco General Hospital over a 10-month period. This was a rigidly designed and randomized, double blind experiment. A computer randomly assigned which of the 383 newly admitted patients involved in the study would be prayed-for, and which would not. The statistically significant finding of this study was that prayed- for patients were five times less likely to require antibiotics, and three times less likely to develop pulmonary edema. None of the prayed-for patients required endotracheal intubation (where a tube is placed in the patient’s throat), whereas 12 of the non-prayed for patients required this procedure.
There are many other scientific studies that show prayer can positively affect the health of a sick person even if the person praying does not personally know the person for whom they are praying. When a practitioner of energy work transmits energy to a distant client, it works on a similar principle. However, healing arts practitioners are directing more specific frequencies and energies to the person being worked on. Although anyone can send prayers or energy long distance to someone, it may not have the same effect as a trained energy worker, but anything you send to another person with love and an open heart will be received.
There are many theories about how we can receive energy from another person. The field of Quantum Physics provides scientific evidence how this happens, but is beyond the scope of this article to explain in a simple, meaningful way for the average reader. If I could break it down to a single sentence I would say that it’s possible to send energy over a distance or remotely because at a deeper level of reality all things in the universe are infinitely interconnected.
The scientists of today are now beginning to recognize what the mystics from many traditions have been saying for centuries, “We are all connected. We are not separate.” It is the connection that allows remote healing energy to be transferred over long distances. I believe there is no time and space when it comes to sending positive energy. Both the sender and the receiver benefit when the energy is sent with unconditional love.
If you consider that thought is just energy as well as emotions and feelings, imbalances in the energy body can create physical problems or an illness. If the practitioner can help the client to resolve their issue which has created the illness, and their energy is balanced and restored, the illness often disappears or improves. Healing energy can be sent for any condition, whether it’s physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Improvement can be instantaneous or improve over time. How the recipient responds can vary. They may feel warm, cold, feel sensations in their body or just feel more calm and relaxed. It’s common that they feel nothing, but that doesn’t mean nothing is happening. They are just not aware of it. Improvement may come over days or even weeks, depending on how fast the individual can integrate what happened during the energy session.
The most common way that practitioners work with clients at a distance is over the phone or the internet. However, healers are often asked to work with a family member and given the information about what that person’s problem is. The practitioner then addresses the issue remotely, without ever seeing or talking to the individual they are working on. This method is just as effective as talking with someone on the phone or in person.
In conclusion, long distance or remote healing is simply directing a specific energy to someone who is not in the same location as you are. Whether it’s through prayer or sent by a trained energy worker it basically works the same way, as I’ve explained, “We’re all connected.” How an energy worker directs energy to their clients depends on the particular technique they were trained in. Regardless of the technique, they are still sending healing energy for the benefit of the client they are working on. Just about any type of condition responds, creating balance, self-empowerment, and peace of mind.
If you are interested, there are dozens of books about the effects of distance healing, which will give you a fuller explanation about the principles of Quantum Physics and other theories on the subject of how energy is transmitted, but the only way to really know how it works is to experience it yourself.