Healing Touch Quantum-Touch® Energetic Approaches to Healing Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually An Introduction~ <ul><li>By Kathy Arneson, RN, BSN, CHTP </li></ul>
Healing Touch and Quantum-Touch modalities use energy-based approaches to promote healing, relaxation, pain relief and a greater sense of well-being.
Definition of Curing <ul><li>Curing is quite different philosophically from healing. Curing is an external process or mechanism, which provides symptom relief and, hopefully, eradication of a physical problem. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Healing is seen as a process of moving toward wholeness, balance and harmony from within a person’s being. </li></ul><ul><li>Merriam-Webster defines healing as the act of making sound or whole. </li></ul>Definition of Healing
Everyone has an energy system! <ul><li>Energy therapy “tunes up” your energy system. </li></ul><ul><li>Having more energy, in a properly working system, helps you function more calmly, efficiently and comfortably. </li></ul>
The human energy system consists of the biofield (aura) ...
...the major Energy Centers or Chakras, which include the Base of Spine (Root), Abdomen (Sacral), Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Brow (Third Eye) and Crown Chakras and..
The energy system is said to act like a electromagnetic field--the chakras being like transformers, capacitors and semiconductors. The meridians carry the electric currents, and information, as well.
Our subtle energy system affects every aspect of our being. <ul><li>The chakras, like computers, store information. </li></ul><ul><li>The chakras also have specialized functions that use and process subtle energy, also known as prana, ki, chi, spiritual energy or life force energy. </li></ul>More then one slide
<ul><li>The chakras distribute energy to our tissues, organs and body tissues affecting our sexuality, our level of physical well-being, our sense of security, self-control, self-esteem, self-discipline and self-expression. </li></ul>
The healthy flow of energy through the chakras affects not only our physical well-being, but our emotions, our thought processes, issues of creativity and our relationships with self and others, as well as our spiritual development.
Energy modalities use light touch or hand movement over the body to influence the human energy system, specifically the field that surrounds the body and the energy centers that control the energy flow from the biofield to the physical body.
Energy Therapy is a form of healing that allows for emotional, spiritual, mental as well as physical balance and realignment.
<ul><li>Energy therapy assists people in moving from a disturbed or complex flow pattern toward a more harmonious one, one of being sound and whole. </li></ul><ul><li>This harmony encompasses our internal states, as well as our relationships with our families, friends, co-workers, communities and the world. </li></ul>
We are energetic beings at our most basic level of being. We are energy transmitters as well as energy receivers. Our hearts emit the strongest frequency of any organ in our bodies. Scientists are discovering that our unhealthy, inactive or underfunctioning tissues are capable of responding to various frequencies, both natural and manmade, for healing and health.
<ul><li>It is not yet known exactly how energy therapy works, however, the healing interaction is measurable and significant. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a natural method of healing that has been performed for centuries throughout the world. </li></ul>How does energy therapy work?
Scientists have studied healers from a wide variety of subcultures and found they all had similar brain wave patterns during the ‘healing state’ (the alpha). The Schumann Resonance Theory
<ul><li>This pattern, in turn, was noted to be similar to the Schumann’s Resonance pattern, an energy force created by the earth’s geoelectric micropulsations produced by lightning. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Schumann Resonance is the exact same frequency as the alpha brain wave pattern and of that projected from healer’s hands. It is also the range needed for tissue repair. Both patterns are in the range of 1-40Hz, averaging 7-10 Hz. </li></ul>
<ul><li>The Schumann Resonance pattern is thousands of times stronger than that emitted by healers’ hands. Energy flows from that of a stronger vibration to one with depleted flow, and thus, moves the diminished pattern to a higher frequency. </li></ul>
Perhaps a healer entrains to the Schumann Resonance and then, in turn, to the client. All become phase-locked and energy flows from stronger to weaker.
<ul><li>This may be the basis for nature’s natural healing system. </li></ul>
The mechanism may be similar to pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) for bone healing. In PEMF therapy, electrodes are placed above and below a poorly healing bone fracture and a extremely low frequency (ELF) is sent into the tissue via these electrodes. This low energy frequency is the frequency that bones require for healing and growth.
In lab experiments, healers’ hands were tested using very sensitive measuring devices while ‘running energy’. They were found to emit a very low energy frequency (ELF) similar to PEMF. This range of frequencies have been found to promote healing in various tissues of the body.
<ul><li>The frequency emitted by the healer is automatically determined by the client’s needs. The exposure of the client to extremely low frequency (ELF) is thought to “jump-start” the healing process. </li></ul>
This is accomplished via light touch. The goal in energy therapy is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system placing the person in a position to self-heal.
This work is done with the patient fully clothed, in a standing, sitting or lying position, depending upon the patient’s condition and work to be done.
Energy Therapies, such as Healing Touch and Quantum Touch, use light touch on or over the body to influence the flow of energy from the energy field surrounding the physical body to the body itself.
Disease (dis-ease) is telling you there may be something within your system, or within your life, that needs to be looked at more deeply.
Too much time spent fixating on past emotional hurts and thoughts and overly worrying about the future can use up our energy stores. This can keep us from feeling healthy in the present and can eventually be detrimental to our health.
Receiving subtle energy body work regularly, while improving your mental and emotional outlook, can move you toward and help keep you at, a healthy state of wellness.
<ul><li>We are highly sophisticated, integrated, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual beings. </li></ul><ul><li>Our consciousness is located throughout our entire body and beyond; it connects us to one another. </li></ul><ul><li>Illness, injury and pain (both emotional and physical) affects us on every level of our being and consciousness. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Events that affect one part of our being (i.e, surgery, an injury, whether sustained physically or emotionally) don’t just affect the body part involved or our feelings. They affect all of our other body parts and tissues, our over-all health and consciousness. </li></ul><ul><li>Our consciousness is not only located in our brains, but is present throughout our entire being and beams outward connecting us to one another. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Our consciousness, when functioning at its highest, is heart-based and acts from a center of love, compassion </li></ul><ul><li>and empathy toward others. </li></ul>
Learning to approach life in a more positive manner by fostering a calm, optimistic attitude, can improve conditions on all levels of one’s life.
Improving your subtle energy system and the quality of your thoughts and feelings, are powerful tools to add to your tool box for a healthy, happy lifestyle.
The Client-Healer Relationship <ul><li>The movement toward healing always comes from within the client but is facilitated by the intention and centering of the healer. </li></ul>
<ul><li>During the healing process, the healer sets the intention for the client’s highest good, while letting go of attachments to any specific outcome. </li></ul>Peace Safety Ease Comfort Confidence Joy acceptance happiness Relaxation Relief FORGIVENESS HEALING
The workings of the energy system, like the workings inside a computer, are unseen, but the results are visible and tangible and the process can be felt as warmth. This warmth is brought about by the energy field created between the client and the healer.
Healing Touch is a heart-centered process that comes from a place of stillness, peace and compassion within the healer. During the healing session, the healer, by focusing and centering from the heart, creates a healing space that surrounds both the healer and the client.
As yet, no machine has been able to duplicate the natural, innate healing exchange that takes place between a client and a healer.
How May Energy Therapy Benefit You? <ul><li>ACUTE INJURY: Energy work performed on an acute injury may speed healing and help prevent chronic conditions down the road. </li></ul><ul><li>CHRONIC BACK OR JOINT PAIN: Energy Therapy can be very helpful for healing back and joint pain, even after years of pain. </li></ul><ul><li>PREVENTION: Sometimes energy therapy can prevent the need for surgery, and perhaps, surgery after surgery. Very often our physical pains have an emotional origin. Energy therapy can support immune system function, assists one in feeling happy and whole and generally supports a healthy state of being. </li></ul><ul><li>EMOTIONAL SUPPORT: Negative emotions can cause physical pain. Our emotions create energy and emotional pain can cause blocks within our energy system. Blocks in the energy system may result in physical disturbances in our bodies and result in pain and disease. Energy therapy can open and release these blocks, improve the function of our beings on every level and move us toward harmony. </li></ul>
<ul><li>TENSION, ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION: If you have been suffering with pain, anxiety, depression, slow healing, lack of energy, or are experiencing health issues of any kind, you may very likely benefit from having energy therapy. </li></ul><ul><li>RELAXATION TO SPEED HEALING: Energy therapy increases your energy stores and jump-starts the healing process. Energy therapy can provide relaxation before surgery and can speed healing after surgery, trauma or illness. </li></ul><ul><li>CAREGIVER SUPPORT: Energy therapy offers support for care-givers , such as those who are caring for loved ones with chronic health issues, massage therapists or health care workers. </li></ul><ul><li>BENEFICIAL AT ANY AGE: Energy therapy may be of benefit at any age and stage of life, from infancy to end-of-life. </li></ul>
<ul><li>SUPPORT DURING AND AFTER TREATMENT FOR CANCER: Energy therapy can help provide support during cancer treatment to help boost the body’s immune system and diminish associated symptoms. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The well-respected healer, medical intuitive, and researcher, Rosalyn Bruyere, recommends body energy sessions for 18 months following the completion of chemotherapy or radiation, to raise the energy high and support the person while a whole new set of healthy cells are allowed to grow. </li></ul></ul>
You do not have to believe in Higher Power or spirituality, or be familiar with or even interested in such topics as New Age, parallel universes, quantum physics or the mind-body-spirit connection in order to experience energy work or for it to be effective.
One is allowed to be skeptical.... ...as long as one keeps an open mind.
If you have been dragged, pushed or coerced into trying this therapy and really don’t believe it will work , it is less likely that energy therapy will be of benefit to you.
Energy therapy may be used on ill or injured animals. Experiments have been done on plants and animals with statistically measurable results, ruling out the placebo effect as the only plausible explanation for the positive results of this therapy.
<ul><li>Energy Therapy is supported by physicians, nurses, hospitals and clinics across the country. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Although how energy therapy works is not as yet perfectly understood, energy therapy is accepted in hospital and clinic settings and is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a nursing diagnosis for energy field disturbances. Healing Touch classes are being offered at many nursing schools across the country. </li></ul></ul>
Sample Case Histories <ul><li>As an example of how energy therapy works, let me tell you about a client I saw during her second pregnancy. She was experiencing painful, swollen, red, and warm varicose veins. She was in her first trimester. After three Healing Touch sessions, during which her energy system was opened, connected, balanced, and energized, her varicosities were no longer symptomatic and remained non-problematic throughout the rest of her pregnancy. </li></ul><ul><li>She also received relief from frequent nightmares and migraine headaches for the remainder of her pregnancy. The headaches were something she had experienced throughout her first pregnancy. </li></ul><ul><li>Another client, a 40-some year-old man, had been experiencing painful sciatica for 8-9 days. He was continuing to work with the pain and was on the verge of “breaking down” and taking narcotic pain relievers. He did not wish to take strong pain relievers because of the associated side effects and loss of work time. After a 1/2 hour Healing Touch session, his pain went from 7-8/10 down to 2-3/10. He also experienced a connection between an underfunctioning heart chakra and an issue that he had been having with his daughter. After a day or two, his sciatica pain went totally away and did not return. </li></ul>
Be open to the light, allow it to fill your being and then beam it outward to all others. ! Shine on
Contact Information <ul><li>Kathy Arneson, RN, BSN, CHTP, CQTP </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phone: Cell: 608-558-5598 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail: email@example.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact your health insurance provider or flex plan to see if this therapy is covered as an included benefit or to request it. </li></ul><ul><li>Links to view Research and for more information on Energy Therapy: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Healing Touch International ( www.healingtouchinternational.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Healing Touch Program ( www.healingtouchprogram.com ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantum Touch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>( www.quantumtouch.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is an excellent video one may view on the QT home page for more on energy therapy.) </li></ul></ul>This practitioner considers energy therapy to be complementary therapy that is done in conjunction with treatments prescribed by your physician or therapist, not as an alternative or substitute for same.