The cures may not be scientifically proven, but many swear by them.
The Asian traditions of energy healing have been around in one form or another for thousands of years. In modern times, it was until recently dismissed as a “new age fad”. Its acceptance has become more widespread, especially since Hollywood A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Jessica Biel and Halle Berry admitted to benefitting from it.
Here in Penang, too, there is a growing community of energy healing adepts and aficionados.
The two most common forms of energy healing are qigong and reiki. But there are others, including chakra (with or without crystals), silat and the more esoteric Sound, Light and Goddess healing.
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