Quantum healing

alternative medicine purporting to use quantum physics

Quantum healing is a pseudo-scientific mixture of ideas which claim to draw on quantum mechanics, psychology, philosophy, and neurophysiology. Advocates of quantum healing say that quantum phenomena govern health and wellbeing. Quantum healing is a form of alternative medicine.

Deepak Chopra coined the term "quantum healing" when he published the first edition of his book with that title in 1989.[1][2] His discussions of quantum healing have been characterised as technobabble - "incoherent babbling strewn with scientific terms"[3] which drives those who actually understand physics "crazy"[4] and as "redefining Wrong".[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Baer, Hans A. (2003). "The Work of Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra-Two Holistic Health/New Age Gurus: A Critique of the Holistic Health/New Age Movements". Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 17: 233–50. doi:10.1525/maq.2003.17.2.233. PMID 12846118.
  2. Chopra, Deepak (1989). Quantum Healing. New York,NY: Bantam books.
  3. Strauss, Valerie (2015-05-15). "Scientist: Why Deepak Chopra is driving me crazy". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-05-19.
  4. Burkeman, Oliver (2012-11-23). "This column will change your life: pseudoscience". Retrieved 2018-05-19. [Chopra]'s the guy behind Ask The Kabala and 'quantum healing', which involves 'healing the bodymind from a quantum level' by a 'shift in the fields of energy information', and which drives crazy people who actually understand physics; his critics accuse him of selling false hope to the sick.
  5. Plait, Phil (2009-12-01). "Deepak Chopra: redefining "wrong"". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2018-05-19.