“Is it my imagination, or are there more energy healers around these days,” a friend asked me recently.
She’s not seeing things: From shamans to reiki masters and chakra-balancers, energy medicine has never been buzzier. Even Bunim Murray, the producers of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Project Runway, are getting in on the act—they recently put out a call for patients willing to be treated by an energy healer as part of a new reality show.
As an energy worker myself, I’m simultaneously grateful that energy medicine is becoming more accessible and worried that this sudden trendiness will turn the field into a sideshow at a time when science is beginning to take the practice much more seriously.
I’m worried that this sudden trendiness will turn [energy medicine] into a sideshow at a time when science is beginning to take the practice much more seriously.
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