Best Energy Healing Books That Will Improve Your Health

Energy healing is sometimes known as energy medicine. It’s a form of alternative medicine that harnesses and activates your body’s subtle energy systems to create wellness and remove blocks.

There is a broad range of energy healing techniques. Some of the common ones include Reiki, Qigong, Tai Chi, Healing Touch, Sound Healing, Acupuncture, and Crystal Healing. It can involve different energy systems such as aura, chakras, and meridian.

Learning about energy healing can help you ease your pain and injury, remove toxins, relieve unresolved emotional issues, feel more grounded, connect deeper with yourself, and etc. In essence, it helps you to balance your body, mind, and spirit, and improve your overall health. 

Below is a list of the best energy healing books, some are for beginners while others are more suitable for healers. Some focused on a few energy systems and techniques, while others solely focus on one.

Choose the book that is most suitable for you. 

Top 10 Best Energy Healing Books

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1. Energy Medicine by Donna Eden and David Feinstein

This book is written by a married couple. The wife is an intuitive healer while the husband is a logical clinical psychologist. With their strengths combined, this book is both insightful and organized.

This book has a lot of information and practical exercises. It provides you with the anatomy of nine energy systems including the meridians, chakras, aura, triple warmer, and the radiant circuits. It also has pictures and instructions to tell you how to move the energy in your body. 

So read this book when you have a particular illness you need healing or when you want to integrate some of the techniques into your life to reduce stress and boost your energy level.

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2. The Subtle Body by Cyndi Dale​

Every health issue has a physical and an energetic component. Although subtle and physical energy operates slightly differently, they are interconnected. 

This in-depth guide is not just an encyclopedia of subtle energy anatomy. To help you have a better grasp of energy anatomy, it provides you with detailed information on human anatomy too. If you want to learn the connection between the physical body and the energy system, this is the book to read. 

Well-researched, comprehensive, and illustrated with colors, this book helps you to heal your body, mind, and soul by understanding the flow of your energy. It is perfect for professionals who aspire to become better healers and great for both personal and professional use.

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3. The Subtle Body Practice Manual by Cyndi Dale

This book is an extension of the original resource guide, The Subtle Body. The previous book gives you the “what”, while this hands-on companion gives you the “how”. If you are someone who just wants to perform energy healing and isn’t that interested in the scientific and spiritual research behind energetic healing, then this book is perfect for you.

This book explores various techniques for working with the subtle aspects of the body, emotions, and the subconscious mind. It helps you to determine which kind of modality will be most effective for specific health issues.

Great for healing professions, this book also provides special guidance on how to set strong energetic boundaries so that you can care for yourself while healing others.

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4. Hands of Light by Barbara Ann Brennan

This book focuses mainly on aura and chakras. It is written by a healer, therapist, and scientist who has devoted more than twenty years of research and exploration.

Written for healthcare professions and therapists, the author ties her scientific knowledge of physics with the field of energy healing. It provides an in-depth study of the human energy field. So this dense book is more suitable for readers who want to be a lightworker or professional healer. It is best used in a classroom environment or at least with the guidance of a trainer.

If you are interested in self-healing and the healing of others, this book is for you.

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5. Light Emerging by Barbara Ann Brennan

After the publication of her first book, Hands of Light, the author continues to study the relationship of our life energies to health, illnesses, and healing and becomes interested in understanding why we get sick.

Unlike her first book which is more suitable for energy healing practitioners, this book focuses on personal healing. It’s more suitable for individuals who want to work with a healer or a physician.

In this book, the author shows you how you can create a healing plan with your healer and get the most out of your healing process. She also explores how our relationships can affect our health in both positive and negative ways, and how you can integrate the spiritual aspects into your healing plans.

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6. Quantum-Touch by Richard Gordon

If you feel overwhelmed by all the information about energy medicine, you can start with this easy-to-read book.

Quantum-Touch is a hands-on, touch-based healing technique. By employing only a light touch on yourself and others, you can engage the energy in the body and accelerate the body’s own healing response.

This method is great for beginners because it does not require many years of study. To apply this technique, you just need to learn simple breathing techniques, body awareness meditations, and hand positions. Anyone can do it with practice. 

Once you get the hang of it, you can correct posture and alignment, reduce pain and inflammation, help balance emotional distress, and even heal pets.

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7. The Little Book of Energy Healing Techniques by Karen Frazier

There are various techniques when it comes to energy healing. This book gives you a nice overview of those energy healing techniques that are simple and practical such as meditation, hands-on healing, sound healing, crystals, and aromatherapy.

Written to help you balance your energy instead of curing your diseases, you won’t find more advanced techniques such as Reiki, Acupuncture, and Ayurveda in this book. 

Beautifully formatted and with colors, this book is suitable for people who have no prior knowledge of energy healing. But even if you already have some knowledge of this subject matter, you might find quite a bit of new information that you are previously unaware of.

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8. The Little Book of Energy Medicine by Donna Eden and Dondi Dahlin

If you want an easy-to-use guide that you can bring around for a quick reference, this is the book for you.

Less than a hundred pages, this book gives a nice introduction for people who don’t know much about energy medicine. It provides exercises for common ailments such as insomnia, headaches, anxiety, anger, and fear. So if during the day, you find yourself stuck in one of these conditions or emotions, you can refer to the book, do the exercise, and find some relief immediately.

Also, included in this book is a five-minute daily energy routine for restoring the body’s natural energy flow. It is suitable for those who are busy.

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9. Reiki Healing for Beginners by Karen Frazier

Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that originates from Japan. If you want to use Reiki for energy healing or you are training with your Reiki teacher, this is a great companion to have.

In this book, you will learn basic reiki techniques to treat over 100 physical and emotional ailments such as autoimmune conditions, migraines, and depression. 

Organized in a logical progression and illustrated with colors, this book will show you how to put theory into practice with clear, step-by-step instructions. 

Besides healing your body, mind, and soul, this book also provides you with a lot of information such as the history of Reiki and how to find the right Reiki master for you.

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10. Anatomy of the Spirit by Caroline Myss

This book uses the chakra system as the main framework for healing. 

In this book, the author details the struggles associated with each chakra and shows you how every illness corresponds to a pattern of emotional and psychological stresses, beliefs, and attitudes. At the end of each chapter for the chakras, the author also provides you with some self-examination questions to help you kickstart your healing process.

Based on her fifteen years of research into energy medicine, this book also builds on the wisdom from Hindu, Christian, and Kabbalah traditions. It links the seven chakras to the Christian sacraments and the Jewish Tree of Life. So it’s more suitable for someone who is open to different religious teachings.

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Yong Kang

Yong Kang

Hey there, I’m Yong Kang, best known as Nerdy Creator. I’m an author of seven books. I write about spirituality, self-compassion, and mindfulness. I love reading books, especially non-fiction. The list above is a combination of what I have read and my research. Each year, I create a Top 10 list of my favorite books.