What is Quantum Healing?

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Quantum healing is a catch-all term for a range of holistic therapies that view the relationship between the body and mind through the lens of quantum mechanics. A relatively recent branch of alternative medicine, quantum healing has been gaining momentum since Dr. Deepak Chopra released a book on the subject in 1989. Holistic practitioners that use the term ‘quantum’ in their modalities explore the relationship between energy, consciousness, and biology, through varying practices. But what does this all actually mean?

The Science: Quantum Theory

Quantum theory is the science of matter, light, and energy at a subatomic level. So far, so straightforward. In the 1920s, scientists found that atoms aren’t the fundamental building blocks of the universe – as it was previously believed – but that they are themselves made up of smaller particles. It’s when we look at the difference between matter, energy, and light that things get complicated.

Subatomic particles behave in ways that defy classically scientific logic – with light waves behaving like matter, and matter taking on wave-like characteristics. Wave-particle duality says that they exist in different states at the same time, and that it’s the influence of focused observation that forces them into one specific state. Quantum field theory says that these particles are expressions of energy, existing in a state of potential and relativity to each other. Confused? Us too. Even Einstein found it all tricky to grasp.

The Spirituality: Energy and Consciousness

Quantum theory, then, appears to back up the concepts of some major and ancient Eastern spiritual philosophies: that the entire universe is deeply, energetically, interconnected. Quantum theory gets us closer to what remains unexplained by Western science – the subtle body, consciousness, and spirit. The subtle or energetic body has long been used in holistic medical sciences like Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, which are focused around manipulating energy on a more conceptual level, through frameworks such as meridian lines and chakra systems. Mindful intention is required to manipulate this energy, often by entering deeper states of consciousness.

The Subconscious: What’s Healing Got To Do With It

Holistic practitioners working in the area of quantum healing interpret quantum theory as evidence that the mind can be used as a tool to influence our physiological reality. They posit that if everything in the universe –  including the brain’s neural activity –  is, at its essence, energy, then so too must be the subconscious. And if everything in the universe is interacting at this energetic level, then the mind must be interacting energetically with every cell in the body. As Dr. Melanie Salmon, a former medical practitioner and psychotherapist, puts it: “We communicate with the quantum field through our thoughts and feelings.” Dr Salmon developed the holistic modality Quantum Energy Coaching (QEC): “Thoughts are electrical impulses. Emotions are magnetic. It has been shown that the electromagnetic influence of the mind on reality is very powerful.” 

So while mainstream modern medicine seeks to understand the body’s biological processes at a molecular level, and it tends to intervene chemically, quantum healing methods aim to intervene at the more fundamental, energetic level. QEC is a quantum healing method that combines this interpretation of quantum theory with the latest discoveries in neuroscience and epigenetics. It works with subconsciously-held negative beliefs and ideas that are manifesting as physical or emotional ailments, and aims to ‘rewire’ the brain with new, positive beliefs. According to Dr. Salmon, “Particles remain in motion until intention is applied… Everything in our reality exists as pure potential.”

Is Quantum Healing Right For You?

Quantum healing modalities can be a great first port of call for people concerned about minor physical and mental health issues that they don’t feel warrant medical attention or psychotherapy. Quantum healing can also be highly beneficial for bigger, more serious health problems, when done in conjunction with medical treatment.

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All of the content on our website is thoroughly researched to ensure that the information shared is evidence-based. For more information, please visit the academic journals that influenced this article: Quantum Physics In Neuroscience And Psychology: A Neurophysical Model Of Mind–Brain Interaction; Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics And Their Impact On Contemporary Society; Quantum Field Theory

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