New Hope for the Pain Epidemic
Are you sick and tired of trying to manage your pain through drugs? Not feeling that medications are very effective? Are you concerned about becoming dependent and just wish you could permanently reduce or eliminate your pain levels?
Approximately 24 percent of Americans(!), or roughly 48 million people, suffer from chronic pain! (according to the 1999 National Pain Survey, conducted by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical)
If you're one of the people suffering from chronic pain, you are fully aware of the negative impact pain can have on the quality of life. Pain diminishes the ability to concentrate, do your job, sleep, and to exercise. And pain can affect your social life, resulting in feelings of isolation and depression - on top of the physical pain.
Drugs Are Not Working...
About 21.6 million Americans, or one in ten (11%) adults, take prescription pain medication regularly to manage chronic pain. Nearly nine in ten pain sufferers (88%) take prescription pain medication at least once a day and they are likely to take prescription pain medication for long periods of time.
However, as pain sufferers know, medication may not be sufficient means to manage pain.
First, pain medication may not always be effective. Three in five pain sufferers (62%) say their pain medication "works better on some days than others."
Second, after taking medication for a long period a time, the medication may become less effective: One in three (33%) says it becomes less effective the longer they take it, that is, there is a ceiling effect.
Third, pain medication may incur side effects: Three in ten (31%) pain sufferers experience side effects caused by their prescription pain medications.
What Else Can be Done?
Side effects, dependence, and decreased effectiveness over time... Medications are merely managing the pain, and also they are not necessarily effective at that!
Nine in ten (92%) physicians recommend non-drug pain management techniques to their chronic pain patients.
According to the Chronic Pain in America: Roadblocks to Relief survey conducted for the American Pain Society, the majority of chronic pain sufferers, especially those with severe pain, have also turned to non-medicinal therapies. (Read the full survey)
What if you could reduce or eliminate the need for pain medication? Wouldn't that be a relief?
I'm the CEO/Owner of Quantum-Touch, Inc. We teach a method of natural healing called Quantum-Touch. QT is a complementary pain management technique that targets the cause of pain. While medications manage the symptoms, they do not get to the root of the pain. For example, if you have back pain, it could be due to injury, misalignment of the spine, or a host of other factors. Taking pain medication will not address the misalignment or the injury or the trigger of the pain.
Quantum-Touch works differently. We work with the premise that the body, given the right conditions, knows how to heal itself.
It's our birthright to be in perfect health, to feel good, and to be pain free.
Quantum-Touch works with the Life-Force Energy of the body. Life-Force Energy, (also called Prana, Chi, bioenergy, etc) is the difference between something that is "alive" vs. something that is not "alive." So if you leave lettuce out on the counter for a few days, you'll notice that it will become wilted - it will start losing it's life-force energy. Just picked lettuce, on the other hand, still has it's life-force energy intact. Similarily, if you life-force energy is low, you may feel tired, drained, or depressed, etc. Pain, disease, inflammation, etc is created from a lack of, or imbalance of our life-force energy. For example, if you have a garden hose and you are trying to water the lawn - you can stop the flow of water by stepping on the hose, or creating a kink in the hose. If you can remove the blockage in the hose, then the water will flow freely.
Quantum-Touch can help to increase the life-force energy. QT works by applying the principles of resonance and entrainment to facilitate healing. Practitioners learn to focus and amplify life-force energy by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises. When the practitioner resonates at a high frequency, the client often entrains to, or matches, the higher frequency, thereby facilitating healing using the body's biological intelligence. Life-force energy affects matter on the quantum, subatomic level and works its way up through atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and structure.
Your body has a tremendous abilty to heal itself and achieve a pain free state. Quantum-Touch, as well as other forms of natural healing (i.e. acupuncture) help your body move back into wholeness and well-being.
We have many stories of people who have used Quantum-Touch to eliminate pain - permamently!
Richard Gordon, founder of Quantum-Touch, trained Dr. C. Normal Shealy, M.D., Ph.D (founding president of the American Holitic Medical Associaton) and his staff in Quantum-Touch. Norman Shealy noted that "Symptomatic relief was obtained in a number of our chronic pain patients. Rapid relief of pain and resolution of healing after surgical removal of wisdom teeth was noted in one young lady."
Case Study: Chronic Pain after Car Accident
"I worked on one of my co-workers yesterday. In 1994 she rear ended a car doing about 75 mph. She broke her leg in three places and has been in constant pain ever since. She was having some back issues last night, so I offered to work on her. She reported her pain level at 8.
Initially I put my hands at the beginning of the pain and the end on the spine. Then I worked each vertabre with the tripod finger position and finally the hip and shoulder alignment positions. It was about a 15 minute session. At the end she had zero pain in her back and leg! Wooohooo!!!"
Wings of Light,
Nancy O'Fraley, Eugene Oregon
Will Quantum-Touch Work for Me?
Here is a question that I often receive: We have anecdotal stories of how Quantum-Touch has worked for many people, yet the real question is - How will it work for me?
Every body is unique in its capacity to heal. How quickly a person heals is due in part to variables such as:
- Nutritional needs (does their body have the resources?)
- Willingness to heal (on the surface it's always "yes," but underneath?)
- Time (some things take time, such as tissue growth)
- Toxicity or Congestion in the body (definitely hampers healing)
- Severity (intense or severe conditions won't always heal quickly)
- Emotions and Mental framesets that resist healing
Sometimes chronic pain goes away in one hour during a Quantum-Touch healing session. Sometimes pain relief may be gradual over a long series of sessions. We have noted that Quantum-Touch appears to be more effective when someone else is working on you, rather than doing energy healing on yourself.
Case Study: Excruciating back pain
"I was called over to another office where I work during the daytime as a biologist. My coworker told me that one of our senior citizens who worked at the office was in excruciating back pain and could I come over and "do my thing" as they were about ready to call for an ambulance. I rushed over. Lois, our senior worker, was sitting in a chair and pointed out the part of the back that was hurting and also indicated an area in front under her rib cage. I told her I was just going to place my hands on her back, and then "chase the pain". She is a very spiritual person within her religious teachings and I told her she could participate and help by praying. I spent about a 1/2 hour running the energy. By the end, she was free of pain and totally amazed. She told me later on that she gave testimony to the effects of the healing work at her church on Sunday. She said she had never felt, as strong as her beliefs were, that there really was such a thing as hands-on healing. She also told her doctor, who said that all kinds of things can happen and did not discount her story. For me, I was just relieved to bring her peace from her pain. She is a wonderful person - always helping others and it was awful to see her in such pain."
Pat Ruta McGhan
The advantage of Quantum-Touch is that there are no side-effects to trying Quantum-Touch and Quantum-Touch is easy to learn!