There isn’t a whole lot of research that supports healing from a scientific standpoint. And while it’s our goal to rectify this problem, it remains a core hesitation among the medical field to promote healing as an alternative treatment.
Now, I’ve seen the power of this practice firsthand. Perhaps you have too.
But that’s not enough to convince everyone - and rightfully so. They need more. They want to see data, research and studies. Honestly, I want to see it too.
Trust me, we’re working on it.
In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment to discuss the how we’re going to solve this problem. Research is a key goal here at Relief from Pain. And I’d like to give a brief overview of how we can showcase our results, scientifically speaking.
The Importance of Scientific Research
Before we get into the depth of this topic, let’s take a moment to discuss the importance of scientific research. It’s no secret that we value this idea - not because we don’t believe in healing, but because we believe in it so much that we don’t fear what the studies will say.
Concrete, indisputable research can change the entire field of energy healing.
It can give doctors, scientists and other doubters the evidence they need of its effect in people that are suffering with all types of pain - from daily stress to debilitating diseases. In fact, it seems that the only way for this practice to become widely accepted by modern society is to uncover the research required to support our beliefs and claims.
Needless to say, it’s a pretty important topic around here.
After all, what good is spreading the word about this complementary treatment if we don’t have the data to convince people of its benefits?
So, in the spirit of science, let’s break down how we can uncover this research using the scientific method. Many of you may not have seen this since grade school, but I think it’s a great way to explain our goals, aspirations and plans.
How to Conduct Medical Research on Healing
If I remember my science classes correctly, just about everything in science comes down to the scientific method. Seems like if you aren’t sure about where to go next, just proceed to the next step in the sequence.
I kinda like the simplicity of it all.
And yet in that simplicity lies a complex series of opportunities to discover research. So, here’s a brief look at how we believe science can help healing become a widely accepted practice in the UK and around the world...
Step #1: Ask a Question
We must start with a question. For the purpose of this article, let’s start with this one…
Can concrete evidence be attained through in-depth research that verifies healing?
Straightforward, clear and to the point. I think it’s a pretty good question that can lead us down a rabbit hole of insightful information.
There are certainly other questions we can (and will) ask. But let’s use this example.
Step #2: Do Background Research
From there, we’d begin doing some background research to support our initial question. There have been investigations, both quantitative and qualitative, into the validity of healing in the past. Some are mere stories and accounts, while others have a more scientific basis.
Digging through those could help us form a stronger hypothesis (or even reveal a study that already answers that question for us).
So, we’d review the results of our research and go from there.
In reality, much of what we do everyday is a means of compiling this initial data and research.
Step #3: Construct a Hypothesis
If you’ll remember, next comes the hypothesis. Again, for the sake of this post, I’ll create one as an example…
If we closely monitor healing subjects, then we will be able to determine the true power and validity of healing as an alternative treatment.
A hypothesis should predict the result of our research. Everything we do from this point would come back to that initial hypothesis - testing its accuracy and truth.
Step #4: Conduct an Experiment
Now we get into the fun part - experimenting!
In a very systematic, scientific way, we’ll find ways to accrue data, research and results from firsthand observation. This will come at the expense of much dedication and passion from our staff and volunteers, as it’s not an easy task.
Step #5: Analyze the Data & Draw Conclusions
Once we collect our data, it’s time to analyze it and draw conclusions.
Was our hypothesis correct? Should we approach the topic from a different angle? Should we change our hypothesis to approach the subject differently?
And ultimately: Did we prove our hypothesis true?
Step #6: Communicate Results
Finally, we’ll communicate the results of our research and studies with the world. If we’ve succeeded, the things we find will be able to change the course of the healing field.
People from all over the world will start believing in its power because of the research we conducted. It’ll be a grand experience indeed!
We’re Ready, Are You?
Here at Relief from Pain, we are dedicated to the investigation of healing.
We believe in the power of healing 100% and seek out scientific evidence to persuade others of the positive effect it can have on their life. Let’s work together to conduct research, validate the practice through science and spread the message around the world.