How Does Quantum-Touch Energy Healing Work?
Healing is a fascinating process which is generally very poorly understood. Although it may be tempting to believe that we can heal other people, it is of utmost importance to realize that all healing is self-healing. The body has an extraordinary intelligence and ability to heal itself. Given the right energetic, emotional, nutritional, and spiritual environments, the natural state of the body is perfect health. Our favorite definition of a healer is someone who was sick and got well; a great healer is someone who was very sick and got well quickly.
Although all healing is self healing, we can assist other people heal with their own healing process.
Quantum-Touch uses life-force energy (known as chi in Chinese and prana in Sanskrit) to facilitate healing. The Quantum-Touch techniques teach us how to focus and amplify life-force energy by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises.
Life-force energy is an effective tool for healing because of the principles of resonance and entrainment. In physics, entrainment theory is the process where two vibrating objects, vibrating at different speeds, start to vibrate at the same speed when energy is transferred between the two objects. Entrainment shows up in chemistry, nerology, biology, medicine, and more. For example, crickets will chirp in unison and fireflies will flash at the same time.
Using the Quantum-Touch techniques, we can create a high frequency of life-force energy. If we place this field of high energy around an area of pain, stress, inflammation, or disease, the body can entrain to the higher frequency, thus amplifying the body's ability to heal itself.
Quantum-Touch actually provides healing energy for the practitioner as well as for the person seeking healing. Using the Quantum-Touch techniques, the practitioner can hold an extraordinarily high vibration; this high vibration not only influences the client, but also provides healing energy for the practitioner. Rather than becoming drained form doing healing work, the practitioner will most often feel emotionally uplifted as a result!
In the Quantum-Touch Level 1 workshop, we demonstrate how people can actually dramatically change the taste of wine by directing energy into it! We're definitely affecting the very physics and chemistry of matter.
We believe that serious research into life-force energy will inevitably transform our conception of physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, psychology and botany leading to an entire new branch of science. Including the concept of "consciousness" or Life-Force Energy in science will not only change the sciences forever, but even more importantly, our world will forever be different as people realize that their love has impact and their love has value.
Professional practitioners of various modalities have told us that this work can be seamlessly combined with what they know, and in most cases it has transformed their practice. This list includes chiropractors, osteopaths, physical therapists, acupuncturists, cranial sacral therapists, chi gung instructors, and reiki masters, to name but a few. Lay people discover an elegant and profound hands-on healing method that they can effectively use.
More from Richard Gordon, Founder of Quantum-Touch
Why the name Quantum-Touch?
I call the work Quantum-Touch because of the awareness that we're actually dealing with the quantum, subatomic level of life. When Deepak Chopra wrote, " In order for consciousness to affect matter, it must affect it at a quantum or subatomic level." We believe that what we're doing is affecting matter on that quantum, subatomic level and it works its way up through the atoms, the molecules, the cells, the tissue ... and then we see bones move. But because we have a very gross, dense awareness, we're not aware of all the millions of changes taking place within the cells or the mitochondria or even the cell changes in the tissue.
We see the bone move and we go, " Uh ... the bone moved." But we're actually affecting all the levels of your body healing itself. The bones will spontaneously glide into adjustment. But they're the very last thing that's changed. Everything else has been affected before that. The principle at work is really very simple. By doing the breathing and body awareness exercises, the practitioner lifts his or her vibration to a very high pitch. Then by holding their hand over the affected area, the body responds by doing its own healing. But you don't really heal other people. All you do is hold the space, hold the resonance for them to heal themselves.
Has Quantum-Touch been formally tested?
In my efforts to validate hands-on healing, I met with Dr. Elmer Green, considered by many to be the father of biofeedback. Dr. Green had been aware of my work for the last 20 years through my first book, and was enthusiastic when I let him know about my new work I had named Quantum-Touch.
Thanks to his suggestion, within two weeks I was on a flight to Springfield, Missouri to see Dr. Norman Shealy. Dr. Shealy was trained as a neurosurgeon, is the author of numerous books, is the founding President of the American Holistic Medical Association and was the doctor who tested, introduced and taught classes with Dr. Carolyn Myss. Being quite the skeptic, it seems appropriate that he lives in Missouri. When I arrived, Dr. Shealy asked me to work on members of his staff. One woman had shoulder pain, another back pain, and a third had neck pain. These were all relieved in less than ten minutes each. Dr. Shealy then decided it was time to put this technique to a bigger test. After I explained to him that each person has the ability to hold a resonance that can allow bones to spontaneously glide back into alignment with only a light touch, he led me to a room where a 88 year old woman was in a great deal of pain suffering from osteoporosis. One of her hips was massively higher than the other, and she could barely walk. There were three physicians in the room, and they were taking her history for about thirty minutes.
When it was time to demonstrate what I do, I asked the elderly woman to stand up and I gently placed my hands on her hips with absolutely no pressure, and started to run the energy. Running energy involves the use of specific breathing and body awareness exercises to raise one s vibration. This energy has been described by numerous cultures for thousands of years “ it is most commonly called prana, chi or ki. In about 10 minutes the woman s hips had completely evened out and she could now walk without pain.
I explained that when the body receives a high vibration, it responds in whatever way it chooses in order to accelerate the healing process. Quantum biologist, Glen Rein, Ph.D. from NY has found that healers were capable of affecting the very winding of DNA. In order to accomplish this, healing must first begin on a quantum or subatomic level and work its way though the rest of the body.
Dr. Shealy had a history of testing what he termed world class healers like Olga Worall, and he found that some of them could actually affect brain wave patterns at a distance. So while I was in his clinic, he wanted to see if I could do it too. He was somewhat delighted that I was able to profoundly affect brain waves patterns, but what really amazed him was that all of his staff members, who I had trained, were also able to affect EEG readings. Isn t it great, I told him that your secretary, your accountant and one of your nurses all happen to be world class healers . You see, we are all truly connected, and it s not just some sort of new age pep talk.
Quantum-Touch is unique in how quickly and how powerfully lay people as well as professionals learn to do healing work. When Dr. Shealy tested Quantum-Touch, he wanted to see how it worked on his most difficult chronic pain patients with 20 and 30 years of constant chronic pain. These were people who had not been helped by any traditional or non-traditional therapy. I taught his staff to use Quantum-Touch and we gave these patients group-healing sessions. A week after I returned home, Dr. Shealy called me to tell me that the 30-70% pain relief his patients experienced from a single session had lasted over a week. This impressed him, and those who know Dr. Shealy say that he is not easily impressed. Dr. Norman Shealy wrote the foreword of my book, and now includes Quantum-Touch as part of a course for graduate students at Greenwich University.
Energy really does follow thought. Our love has more impact than anyone knows, and when you learn to direct the life-force energy, the possibilities are truly extraordinary.
DNA, molecules, cells, tissue, organs and even the position of bones all respond to the powerful vibration of our love as expressed through the life-force energy that comes through our hands. Hands-on healing is real, natural, and an easily learned, basic human skill that clearly shows us that our love is far more wondrous and powerful than any of us know.
You say our Love has impact, what do you mean by Love?
(Excerpt from page 32 of Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal 2006 revised edition):
Healing work is all about love, and the practitioner learns to hold a vibratory field of this love. To clarify my terms, when I say love, I am not speaking in the traditional sense of the sort of love that a mother has for a child, a husband for a wife, or about a winged cherub with a bow and arrow. I’m speaking of a more basic form of love” one that is more innate and intrinsic.
Have you ever watched children play? They seem to always say, Watch me! So whether you are from the child s culture or any other culture, whether you speak the language or not, if you sit there simply watching that child, he or she will feel loved. Simply giving your attention to a child is automatically experienced as an act of loving. This is what I call nonenculturated or nonassociative love because it has nothing to do with your background, your race, religion, politics, or other beliefs you may hold. Quantum-Touch is about being present, which is an expression of your essence.
I would call this kind of love preconditional and believe that your very nature and essence is made up of the fabric of love. Whether you believe it is there or not (in my opinion) is irrelevant. This love is the essential nature of your being that comes through your hands regardless of your mood. Your fundamental, instinctive, and most basic energy is that of love. You don t have to work at it “ it is who you are. As a rock does not have to try to be more rock-like and water does not have to try to be wetter, we do not have to try to have more essence of love. We can, however, endeavor to acknowledge how much love there really is.
Intent is something that happens so automatically, most people just miss it. When you simply walk across the room, you already generated the intention to do so. You see, love and intention are among the most natural qualities we have. If you are reading this book to learn to do healing, you already have sufficient love and intention to do a wonderful job.
How Easy is Quantum-Touch to Learn?
I teach people some very simple body awareness exercises and some very simple breathing exercises. When the breathing and the body awareness exercises are linked together, they are running life force energy in a terrific, powerful way.
This is not a hard skill.
This is an extremely easy thing that people can do.
I am confident that everyone will be able see that they can move bones into alignment with a light touch, on the first day of class. I get a lot of joy watching people measure a standing persons hips, clearly identify that one hip is over an inch higher on one side, then moments later, just touching the hips, become astounded that the bones just melted back into place. By the way, since no force is used, the adjustments tend to last a very long time or may even be permanent. Since no invasive force is generated, the body does not push against the change.
Can children learn Quantum-Touch?
Children just love this work, and I often have kids in my classes. It really seems to be something that boosts a childs self-esteem to see that they can do something so completely amazing. I want the kids to know that the world is a magical place and they are fully capable doing wonderful things.
How does Quantum-Touch work with other healing modalities?
One of the unique qualities of Quantum-Touch is that it elegantly works in conjunction with any other healing modality, and is a great stand alone therapy as well. Chiropractors tell me that it is an advanced form of chiropractic since bones glide back into alignment with only a light touch. Acupuncturists, naturopaths, osteopaths, physical therapists, Reiki masters, chi gung, cranial sacral practitioners, you name it, they all tell me that this work transforms their practice. Quantum-Touch allows people to easily hold an extremely high vibration in their hands through breathing and body awareness exercises. This can cause a field of energy that can profoundly accelerate healing in organs, glands and tissues of the body; pain and inflammation are rapidly reduced as a consequence of the healing.