It depends on what you consider to be distant healing. If you mean prayer, it definitely does work. When I was sick my church congregation put me on the prayer chain, as well as a friend that was diagnosed with cancer, and it helped with healing. The power of prayer is phenomenal, not only does it help the recipient, it helps the giver too. We gain confidence when our prayers are answered, as well as compassion, as well as unity in a common goal, and a deeper meaning of healing. After all healing comes from the knowledge, and a higher source given to us to utilize in faith. Faith can move mountains, if only you believe. "when ever two or more of you, agree here on earth, it shall be done in heaven"