Perhaps it is best to introduce quantum healing from the viewpoint of Deepak Chopra, who has literally written the book on the subject. Chopra was a Western-trained physician who was unsatisfied with what western doctors and nurses had to offer the patient. Chopra became a master of Ayurvedic medicine, the Indian tradition of healing, and has since pioneered his own holistic healing methods. Quantum healing is one of those methods.
What is Quantum Healing?
Chopra claims that current quantum physics is a validation of the ancient metaphysics involved in Ayurveda. By focusing our minds on the ailing areas of our physical body (i.e. meditating), Chopra asserts that we can physically change ourselves on a quantum level. This change at the very basis of our being can thus manifest itself on a greater, sensory level. Although undetectable to the naked eye, these changes can be seen on a physical and biological level over time.
For example, one study that quantum healing proponents point to shows that large groups of meditating people can actually reduce crime rates in an area, by focusing their thoughts and energy on that particular problem.
What Skeptics Say
Strong words! The idea that quantum healing could be a wide reaching health cure is attractive on many levels; it could be a relief for health issues, but it could also be a way to connect on a deeper level with other human beings. As will all holistic healing methods, however, these claims have strong detractors.