Once while flying across the country, I noticed a woman with a little booth who was laying hands over her patient in a strange way.
I knew it couldn’t be a massage because she wasn’t touching them. It turns out, it was a practice called Reiki, which is a sort of energy healing technique.
At the time, I shrugged it off as some metaphysical woo, but there actually may be something to it according to science.
It all started with a study conducted at Bielefeld University, located in Germany, that found that algae could transfer energy to other algae.
It got researchers at the university wondering if this was something relegated to plants or if animals, even humans, could transfer energy to other humans.
“This is exactly why there are certain people who feel uncomfortable in specific group settings where there is a mix of energy and emotions,” says Dr. Olivia Bader-Lee, a psychologist and energy healer.
“When energy studies become more advanced in the coming years, we will eventually see this translated to human beings as well.”
“The human organism is very much like a plant, it draws needed energy to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells or cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger.”
There’s still quite a bit about this topic to study before anything firmly conclusive can be established, but it certainly is fascinating.
Since the dawn of mankind, we’ve worked tirelessly to understand our environment, from the bottoms of the oceans to the deepest realms of space.
As advanced as we’ve become, there’s still a lot about nature, and about ourselves, that we don’t fully understand.
I’m sure the more we research these phenomena, the more we’ll be blown away by our potential.