Healing Touch (HT) is a biofield therapy that is an energy based approach to health and healing. The practitioner uses her/his hands to clear, balance and energize the human energy system, using light touch on and off the physical body. HT is a partnership, in that the client and practitioner work together to initiate healing, simply by the client maintaining an open mind or being receptive, while the practitioner uses her/his hands in a heart-centered and intentional way to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. HT is a modern technique for healing based on ancient wisdom. This non-invasive therapeutic approach promotes self-healing of the person as a whole.
The Goal of Healing Touch
All healing is basically self-healing. A physician can set two bone fragments in place, but the body itself finally heals the split; the physician simply directs and and facilitates the process. A Healing Touch Practitioner uses touch and intentionality to direct and facilitate the energy flow to clear blockages and restore harmony, allowing re-activation of the body/mind/spirit connection, and eliminating blockages to self-healing. It is a complimentary approach that used in conjunction with traditional medicine enhances the overall effectiveness of the healing.
What is the Human Energy System?
The human body in addition to its physical properties is also made up of what is referred to as the subtle energy body, or essentially our energy anatomy. Physical is that which the eye can see, and subtle referring to that which generally the eye cannot see. We are all made of energy. There is a vibrational quality to energy that can be measured and is quite common such as the use of EKGs to measure the electrical activity of the heart, whereas subtle energies cannot be accurately measured using current scientific methods. There is evidence of subtle energies through a variety of research and experiments, one of which employs the use of a magnetic device called the superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) which perceives electromagnetic energies beyond the bounds of the body. Kirlian photography has also been able to capture energy on film.
An example of how we sense energy is how we can feel drained by another person's state of mind if they are depressed or angry, or that feeling that someone is looking at you from across the room, even though your back is turned. We are affected on a daily basis by the energies of those around us.
The human energy system is a complex system comprised of the aura (biofield), energy centers (chakras), and the energy tracts (meridians). All of these systems interact and overlap, just as the different systems of the physical body must work together for everything to function properly. If one energy system has a blockage or dysfunction, then it can affect other aspects of the energy system. By re-establishing the flow of energy to an area that is blocked or constricted, the body will then self-correct and provide accelerated healing, reduced pain and relief from stress.