Energy Medicine: The Last Great Frontier

By Donna Eden

Energy medicine is the last great frontier in medicine.
— Mehmet Oz, MD

Teaching classes in Energy Medicine throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Australia these past years, it has been incredible to watch how quickly and eagerly people are learning to work with the energetic dimension of their physical body. Everything shifts as you use energy techniques that not only keep you healthy but can improve your wellbeing in every aspect of your life: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Learning how to tune into this neglected dimension of your being empowers you immensely.

Energy Medicine is based on the understanding that any physical, mental or behavioral problem has a counterpart in the body’s energies and can be treated at that level. Every conceivable health problem, psychological challenge or dysfunctional habit can be improved, if not overcome, by intelligently shifting the energies in the body that are maintaining that condition. This extends from treating cancer or multiple sclerosis to losing weight to increasing your vitality to improving your performance at something that really matters to you.

And in the process, you become more consciously, intimately and joyfully involved in the deepest workings of your physical body, a journey that extends down to your soul.

As a child, I could see and feel in people patterns of energy that told me about their character and what they were going through. After healing myself of a potentially fatal illness for which there was no effective medical treatment when I was in my early 30s (multiple sclerosis, diagnosed when I was 16 and causing my organs to break down by my late 20s), I learned that this ability to see the body’s energies could be used in the service of helping people with physical problems. I wanted to share what I had learned and started a practice in energy healing.

One of my first clients was a woman with ovarian cancer. She came with the hope that I could help relax her body and prepare it for a surgery that was scheduled in five days. She had been told to "get her affairs in order" as her immune system was so weak that her chances of surviving the surgery were limited. Metastasis was also suspected.

From looking at her energy, I was certain the cancer had not metastasized. While her energy was dim and collapsed close to her body, the only place that looked like cancer to me was in her left ovary. In addition, the texture, vibration and appearance of the energy coming up through her ovary was responsive to my work with her. I could see and feel it shift, and by the end of the session, the pain that had been with her for weeks was gone.

I told her that her body was so responsive to what I had done that I wondered about her plan to have surgery. I was concerned that her immune system was indeed too weak, and I was confident that by working with her energy, not only would her immune system be strengthened, the tumor's growth could be reversed. While I made my statements with the strong disclaimers required to avoid immediate arrest for practicing medicine without a license, she responded to the implication that she cancel the surgery with horror. I suggested she at least delay the operation for two weeks. She scheduled a session with me for the next day and said she would discuss the surgery with her husband.

That evening I received a call from her husband. He was outraged and threatening. He called me a "quack." He said I was putting his wife's life in jeopardy by giving her false hope, and he told me I would never have another chance to confuse her like this. He made it clear that she would not be coming back. When I began to respond, he hung up. I called back a short while later. She answered. Talking in hushed tones, she was clearly uncomfortable speaking with me. I said, "Okay, don't postpone the surgery, but please keep your appointment tomorrow. You don't have to pay. You have nothing to lose. I believe in what I am saying. In fact, I want you to bring your husband in with you. Find a way!" She did not believe he would come in, but the next day, they both arrived for the appointment.

I had her lie down on the massage table. My hope was to find a way to give this traditional and skeptical man, so poignantly fierce in his protection of his wife, an experience of healing energy that his senses could not deny. I could see a dark, dense energy at the site of his wife's left ovary, and it felt like my hand was moving through a muddy swamp. I asked the husband to place his hand a few inches above the area and begin to circle it, using a motion that tends to draw energy out of the body. To his great surprise, not only could he immediately feel that he was moving against something, within two minutes his hand was pulsing with pain. To his utter amazement, his wife reported that her pain diminished as his increased.

By the end of the session she was again pain-free, felt better, and looked better. I had also been able to show them both, through the use of "energy testing," that we had been able to direct healing energies from her immune system to the area of her cancer. I taught him a set of procedures to use with her every day. They decided to temporarily postpone the surgery and ask for further medical tests prior to rescheduling it. After about 10 days of these daily treatments from him and three more sessions with me, she went through the additional testing. The tumor was gone.

I have in the 40 years since that early experience taught literally tens of thousands of people how to manage their own energy systems. The key to Energy Medicine is that all things physical are patterned around energetic forms. Any conceivable health problem can be helped if not overcome by intelligently shifting the energies in the body that are maintaining that condition. And in the process, you become more consciously, intimately and joyfully involved in the deepest workings of your physical vehicle, a journey that extends down to your soul.

We can all create healthy changes in the way our bodies respond to the stresses and challenges of the modern world. Your body can learn better ways of processing food, stress, speed, transition, electromagnetic fields, and even pollution. We can’t wait for evolution to bring about these adaptations.

By becoming knowledgeable about your body as an energy system, and learning how to unblock, move, sedate, and enhance the subtle energies that are its infrastructure, you become a master rather than a victim of your physical destiny.

I do not know of a more important skill to develop. The first practitioner of energy medicine is you. We are required today to live in conscious partnership with our body's energy systems if we are to fully thrive. And it is easier than you might imagine to learn how to mobilize inner forces that enhance your health, empower your mind, and brighten your spirit.

Donna will be participating in The Shift Network’s upcoming Energy Medicine & Healing Summit, April 3 to 7, 2017. For more information about Donna’s book, videos and training programs, click here.


Donna Eden is among the world's most sought after, most joyous, and most authoritative spokespersons for Energy Medicine. She has been able to clairvoyantly "see" the body's energies since childhood, and her abilities as a healer are legendary. More than 1,200 practitioners have completed her two-year Certification Program and are, in any given month, teaching hundreds of classes and providing healing services to thousands of clients around the world. Her bestselling book, Energy Medicine: Balancing Your Body's Energies for Optimal Health, Joy, and Vitality, is the textbook in hundreds of healing classes. Available in 18 languages, it won golds in both the U.S.A. Book News and Nautilus competitions. Visit Donna’s website by clicking here.

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This article appears in: 2017 Catalyst, Issue 7: Energy Medicine

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