Demystifying Hands On Healing
While hands-on healing is probably the easiest of skills to
learn, it is also one of the most misunderstood of subjects.
In this article, I thought to cover some of the basic
elements of hands-on healing and one of my attempts to
validate its effectiveness.
If we were to believe the movies, healers are special people
who may have been touched by an angel, born with a
mysterious gift, may have had a near death experience, their
hands usually glow in the dark, they cause light bulbs to
explode, black stuff flies out the mouth, and they seem to
always become drained from doing the work. Well folks, what
did you expect from Hollywood?
Fortunately, NONE of the above is true. My favorite
definition of a "healer" is someone who was sick and got
well, and a great healer is someone who was very sick and
got well quickly. In truth, you really cannot heal anybody
other than yourself. The cells must always heal themselves,
and you can't force that to happen. You can no more heal
another person than you can digest the lunch that they just
ate. Anybody who thinks that they are healing another
person is mistaken, egotistical, or delusional.
So what does happen, and why does hands-on healing work?
Healing is all about resonance and entrainment. Everything
vibrates, and when two things vibrate at different
frequencies, there is a tendency for the vibrations to come
together. Most often, the slower vibration will rise to
match the faster frequency. There are many kinds of
examples of entrainment; over time, similarly tuned electric
oscillators will match frequencies, disembodied animal
hearts when placed near each other and kept alive in a lab
will all beat in unison, and when women share a dormitory,
over months they will often start menstruating at the same
When two things are in proximity and vibrating at different
frequencies, there are three possible outcomes: Either the
higher frequency will match the lower one, the lower one
will match the higher one, or they will meet in the middle.
Practitioners of hands-on healing ideally learn to hold a
high vibration in their hands, and then through biological
entrainment, the differing frequencies will match up. With
effective techniques, a practitioner can learn to hold an
extraordinarily high vibration, influencing and the person
in need of healing to match the vibration of the
practitioner. When done correctly, the practitioner NEVER
becomes drained form doing the work. Most often the
practitioner feels emotionally uplifted as a result of doing
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
Thanks to a suggestion from him, 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
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. Norm 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. From the DNA to the
molecules, cells, tissue, organs and even the position of
bones - they all respond to the powerful vibration of our
love as expressed through the life-force energy that comes
through our hands.
On the way back to his ranch that evening, I asked Dr.
Shealy if he was impressed with the healing sessions that
day. He said, "No. I think some of the people you worked
on might have liked you a little, or may have even been open
to what you were doing? No, I want to see how this works on
my most difficult chronic pain patients? people with 20 or
30 years of constant chronic pain who have not been helped
by any traditional or alternative modality. If you can help
these people, then I'll be impressed."
At this point I knew I would need help. Since group healing
sessions are synergistically more powerful than individual
sessions, I taught Dr. Shealy and three members of his staff
to run energy. Each patient received a one-hour group
session, and in every case his patients experienced between
30% and 70% reduction of their pain. What made the results
all the more surprising was the news I received a week after
I returned home. Dr. Shealy told me that the pain relief
was lasting in all of these patients. At this point, Dr.
Shealy told me that he was impressed and agreed to write the
foreword to my new book, calling Quantum-Touch, "The first
technique that may truly allow us all to become healers."
If I leave you with a few parting thoughts, I'd like you to
know that hands-on healing is real, natural, and an easily
learned, basic human skill. And finally, hands-on healing
clearly shows us that our love is far more wondrous and
powerful than any of us know.
Copyright 2005 Richard Gordon -
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