What is Healing Touch?

Healing Touch (HT) is a noninvasive type of holistic energy therapy, using light-touch and no-touch energy-based techniques to balance and align the human energy field. The body’s natural healing capabilities are accelerated when the energy field is balanced. HT has been recognized in the medical community since 1989, and is used by more than 75,000 health care practitioners worldwide. The two Healing Touch credentialing organizations, Healing Touch Program and Healing Touch International, have over 200 certified instructors who teach Healing Touch throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, South Africa and South America. Many hospitals offer HT pre- and post-surgery to accelerate your recovery and decrease your pain.

Interesting introductory videos about Healing Touch:
  • Introduction video about Healing Touch on YouTube from Healing Touch Program.
  • The Healing Power of Energy: Healing Touch also on YouTube has great visuals about mid-way through the film concerning the human enery field and how HT support's the body's healing. The only thing I would add to this is the dialog concerning HT and placebo. In my practice I often work with animals. An owner hires me to do Healing Touch for AnimalsTM on their animal. The animal does not know that my hands moving around in their field is supposed to make their symptoms go away. Yet the animal's symptoms go away. This observation leads me to believe that Healing Touch is much more than placebo. This video is also produced by Healing Touch Program.

What does Healing Touch do?

During HT the body releases endorphins creating a deep state of relaxation. As the body relaxes, circulation increases. Increased circulation to the ailing site provides increased oxygen, nutrients and hormones, as well as boosting the body’s natural cleansing of the site. This increased circulation supports the body’s natural healing process.

What can Healing Touch help with?

  • Wound and fracture healing
  • Chronic pain
  • Auto-immune disorders
  • Disease prevention
  • General well-being
  • Stress relief
  • Relaxation
  • Depression
  • Hospice
  • Dementia / Alzheimer's
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Pre- and post-surgical procedures
  • Neck and back problems
  • Running injuries and race recovery
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Countless other mental and physical problems

What should I expect during a Healing Touch session?

At the beginning of our session I will ask you how you are feeling, your pain levels, symptoms and your top treatment priorities for our HT session. HT uses the hands to clear, energize and balance your personal energy field. My hands are sometimes placed on or near your body, as well as off your body in the energy field which surrounds your body. HT techniques are noninvasive and pleasant to receive. Most people become extremely relaxed during a HT session. You can receive HT on a massage table or while sitting in a chair. Sessions usually last from 40-60 minutes. At the end of our session I will tell you what I found in your field and what techniques that I used. I will also ask you about your pain levels and symptoms. We will brain storm suggestions of things that you can do between Healing Touch sessions to accelerate your healing progress. My goal is to find healthy things that you are willing to try. These ideas might include things like deep breathing, self Healing Touch techniques, sounds to balance your energy field, drinking more water, eating more vegetables, talking a walk, singing in the shower, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), etc. Depending on the severity and history of your problem, multiple HT sessions may be required for optimum results.

Does Healing Touch have to be done in person?

I have had equal success with both humans and animals in person and distance. This is my process for distance HT sessions. We schedule a time for your session. During your session I would like for you to be able to sit or lie down quietly. You can listen to peaceful soothing music. I ask that you do not have a lot of activity going on during the session; workmen, a party, television, vacuuming, reading, etc. I want you to be peaceful and relaxed. At the time of our session, call me on the telephone so that we can check in on how you are doing. I will ask about how you are feeling and get information about your symptoms, pain levels and priorities for our session. We will then hang up the telephone, and I will do your Healing Touch session. This will take about 40-60 minutes depending on what I find and the techniques that I use. At the end of the session I will call you and report on what I found and the techniques I used. I will ask you about your symptoms. We will brain storm suggestions that you can do between Healing Touch sessions to accelerate your healing progress.

Where can I get more information?

Interesting web sites: Interesting articles:

What about my current doctor?

Healing Touch does not replace traditional medical health care, medical diagnosis or medical treatment for illness. Healing Touch complements conventional medical care.

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