Healing Touch Therapy (HT) is an energy-based approach to healing. By either touching the person lightly or moving the hands in the energy field of the person, the Healing Touch practitioner can influence the person's energy field. This affects physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing and health. The person's own natural healing ability is enhanced.
Scientists have developed an instrument, the SQUID manometer, which can detect the energy fields around the human body. With this discovery, scientists have shown that there is an absolute certainty that we have an energy field. At the University of Colorado in the early 1980s, John Zimmerman used the SQUID manometer to measure a pulsating biomagnetic field emanating from the hands of a Therapeutic Touch practitioner. Scientists have found that pulsating magnetic fields can promote healing in tissue. By making the intention to help a person, a Healing Touch practitioner can direct energy to assist someone in self-healing. It is interesting to note that Healing Touch is a modern adaptation of ancient healing techniques that other cultures have used for centuries.
The theory of Healing Touch Therapy is that we are energy systems and that good health energy flows in through and out of the person's energy field. When there is an illness or injury, there is a blockage to the flow of energy. The goal of the Healing Touch treatment is to restore harmony and balance to the person's energy system. This assists the person to self-heal. It is believed that all healing is self-healing.
HT has been found to be effective in many conditions including:
- Pain such as back pain, headaches, and surgical pain
- Arthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders
- Acute and chronic illness, pre and post operatively
- Stress management and promotion of relaxation
- Compliment chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer patients
- Fractured bones and other musculoskeletal injuries
- Prevention of illness and maintenance of wellness
- Provides a sense of peacefulness in hospice patients
A Healing Touch session takes approximately one hour. After an initial interview to obtain health information, you will either sit in a chair or lie on a treatment table. You will be fully clothed and a pillow and blanket will be available for your comfort. Calming background music will be played. Talking is optional during a session.
After your energy field is hand scanned a variety of techniques to balance and repattern the energy field will be used. You may or may not be touched during a session. The session will end with a discussion of your experience after reevaluating your energy field.