I just ran across this great article at Huffington Post where Bruce Lipton explains Energy Healing, how & why it works, quantum entanglement, and why distance healing works. Bruce is a cell biologist & was a prof at NIH, Stanford, and U Wisconsin (among other places).
If your analytical side is as strong as mine (I'm also trained as a biologist), you look for these gems that help explain what your "woo woo" side already accepts and has witnessed. :)
Q: Is it possible to scientifically explain energy healing?
Bruce Lipton: Absolutely. There's a concept in quantum physics called "entanglement," which is when one energy source entangles with another so that they interfere with each other. This interference can be positive and harmonious, as with energy healing, or it can be negative.
Physicist Amit Goswami published an article in a physics journal showing that entanglement affects people. He had two people meditate together and then separated them into two chambers where they couldn't see or hear one another. When one person had a light strobed by his eye, it caused the firing of a certain frequency in the brain. Remarkably, at the same moment, the other person's brain also fired, even though he never saw the light. This proves what we intuitively knew, that the energies of people can affect one another.