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Can Energy Healing Cause Diarrhea?

Updated: Sep 13, 2021

A lot of amazing things can happen with energy healing, but is diarrhea one of them?

Truth, I have not been personally asked this question, but I did discover it is a popular question among internet search queries, so I figured I could drop a load of my thoughts around this.

Short is a possibility, but not something everyone will experience.

Long answer...let's start at the beginning.

Releasing through Healing

The whole premise of energy healing is that everything is energy and when we experience something unwanted physically, emotionally, or spiritually, it could be an indication there is some blocked, stuck, or non-beneficial energy present and it can be cleared, released, or transmuted into something better through energy healing.

While this is a shifting of energy, it can have physical implications as well. (Read Your Appointment with Just Be: What to Expect.) Sometimes it can be experienced through tears. There have been a few occasions where I have not felt sad, nor an urge to cry, and experienced a sudden flow of tears during a clearing. It is simply a physical experience of releasing energetic toxins.

Recently I have seen previews for a TV program showing provocative footage of energy healing that included vomiting, and maybe you have, too, so let’s touch on this as well. Yes, this could also be a way someone physically releases non-beneficial energy, but rarely.

Personal rant: honestly when I see these people looking absolutely miserable or crazed during these televised “healing” experiences, I think it is totally exaggerated for shock and awe just to get viewers. Please know that is not an experience you would ever have with me. I won’t watch these shows because from what I’ve seen on previews looks like a complete mockery of lightworkers and negatively stigmatizes and degrades the beautiful offerings from lightworkers. End rant. OK, back to the subject.

Diarrhea from energy healing? Another possibility, and again, rarely. It could happen, but when? That question is nearly impossible to answer because everyone's healing experiences are different. I cannot tell you that if we are clearing X, Y, or Z, it results in diarrhea. But I can hypothesize why this would happen.

If you are experiencing major energy blockages and those blockages are cleared so the energy can flow freely, it is possible that a substantial poo is in your near future. Why? Think of it like this…

You are literally (and emotionally and spiritually) letting go of shit.

If you have or will ever experience(d) a bodacious blast after a healing, you can feel at ease knowing that you released things you no longer needed.

A Gentle Approach

So, can energy healing cause diarrhea? It is a possibility, not an absolutely. What I do know for certain is this: no one has ever diarrheaed (or vomited for that matter) in my presence while I have been working on them.

When I work with people, it is always my intention that the shifting we do will be as gentle as possible for you so you will feel comfortable and not overwhelmed on all levels, which among many things would have to include bowel movements. If that is something that needs to be released for you, the result is hopefully a satisfying BM and not a violent episode of the D's.

I have not had a client tell me they experienced diarrhea after a session with me. However, now that we are talking about this together, maybe I will start receiving updates on my clients’ "daily logs"…

Thanks for reading!

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About the Author: Hi, I'm Serena James! I'm an energy healer passionate about helping people experience a life full of joy, wellness and prosperity. I'm the owner of Just Be and author of the book Vibe Higher. Be sure to check out my Resources page to support you on your journey of healing and growth.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.


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I did some energy healing a week ago and I got/still am sick. Flu, fever, body aches, headaches and diarrhea.

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I’m so sorry to hear that! Make sure you are getting plenty of fluids to stay hydrated and help flush out the toxins. Feel better soon! 💜


I just did some solar plexus work and after that I had major diarrhea. Lol I felt great after though! I had a huge blockage in that chakra for years without even realizing it until now. I am grateful I learned about my blockages from my chakra system class. Thank you for this article.

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It can happen! But how wonderful to have such a big release 💜 and glad to hear you are feeling so much better!


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