What is . . . Quantum Touch?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to help heal yourself, your loved ones, or your pets with just the touch of your hands? Or are you a healing practitioner who would like to bring more power and effectiveness to your current healing modalities, while at the same time energizing, rather than depleting yourself? If so, you may wish to explore Quantum-Touch.

Quantum-Touch is a form of hands-on energy healing that can be easily learned and used by everyone -- both health care professionals and those who have had no previous hands-on healing experience.

According to Quantum-Touch founder and author Richard Gordon, we all have the innate ability to heal ourselves and to assist others in the healing process as well. "With Quantum-Touch, using only a very light touch on yourself or others, you can reduce stress levels and pain -- even chronic pain -- and profoundly accelerate the body's own healing response to many kinds of conditions," says Gordon.

Positive results have been reported in treating physical and emotional conditions ranging from migraines, panic attacks and chronic back pain to scoliosis, liver dysfunction and cancer.

"It's a life skill everyone should learn," Gordon says. "It gives us a new way to care for and relate to each other in our day-to-day living. And it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for many people who are dealing with serious pain or illness."

Quantum-Touch practitioners learn simple breathing and body awareness techniques that allow them to create a very high vibration in their hands. The client can then match the vibration of the practitioner, allowing the body to heal itself according to its own inner wisdom.

Quantum-Touch is a powerful stand-alone technique, yet also naturally enhances the effectiveness of other hands-on healing modalities, such as acupuncture, massage, cranial sacral, physical therapy, chiropractic, reiki and qigong.

Dr. C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D., neurosurgeon and founding president of the American Holistic Medical Association, was one of the first physicians to experience and recognize the benefits of Quantum-Touch. He described it as "the first technique that may truly allow us all to become healers."

Where Did Quantum-Touch Come From?
Quantum-Touch was introduced in print in 1999 in Gordon's book, Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal. The book, which can be easily understood by the lay person, explains the principles and techniques for healing self and others.

Recognized as a pioneer in the field of energy healing, Gordon also wrote Your Healing Hands: The Polarity, Experience, a best-seller and classic guide to energy work that has been translated into nine languages.

In 1978, about the same time his polarity book was being published, Gordon met Bob Rasmussen, a gifted healer and intuitive who was doing extraordinary healing work. After apprenticing with Rasmussen and evolving the work over many years, Gordon was asked to take over when Rasmussen retired. So he began teaching the work, wrote the Quantum-Touch book, and founded the Quantum-Touch organization.

Quantum-Touch was introduced in the Tampa Bay area about a year and a half ago, when a certified Quantum-Touch instructor taught the first workshop here. Since then, more than 100 people have attended local workshops.

My Introduction to Quantum-Touch
I was introduced to Quantum-Touch last May at a video workshop facilitated by Patricia Wagner, a certified Quantum-Touch practitioner and instructor in St. Petersburg. During the workshop, she shared an amazing experience.

Just two months after she took her first Quantum-Touch workshop, Patricia was asked by a friend to do a Quantum-Touch session on her father, a man in his seventies who was on life support in cardiac intensive care following a stroke. The next day, as Patricia made her way to his room, she saw many of his family members gathered in the waiting room. She knew his condition must be serious. Just how serious, she was not to know until days later.

As the Quantum-Touch session progressed, the unconscious man's breathing became less labored; and a sense of peace seemed to descend over the room. Patricia knew that something significant had happened during the session, but whether the man would use the Quantum-Touch energy to get better or to have a peaceful transition, she had no idea.

Several days passed before she called her friend to ask about her father. "He's so much better," said her friend. "The day after you were here, he was well enough to have a pacemaker put in!"

It was only then that Patricia learned that doctors had asked the family to gather at the hospital on the day she had been there in order to make a decision about disconnecting him from life support. Instead, her friend's father made a remarkable recovery and was soon well enough to go home.

Of course, not all Quantum-Touch sessions are so dramatic, but I knew I had learned a valuable skill the first time I used Quantum-Touch after attending that workshop.

For nearly a year I had been suffering with periodic bouts of severe stomach pain. Once the pain set in, usually in the evening, it was there for at least eight hours. I could just expect a miserable, sleepless night, because no medication -- herbal, homeopathic, over-the-counter or prescription -- did any good. After extensive medical testing, doctors concluded my pain was the result of too much stomach acid, and since prescription acid blockers didn't prevent the pain, I'd probably just have to live with it.

A couple of weeks after attending the workshop, I felt the stomach pain set in. I decided to try Quantum-Touch, even though in the past I had been unable to reduce the pain using other energy healing techniques. I put my hands on my stomach and began to run energy. After an hour, the pain began to dissipate, and then quickly disappeared.

For me, that was a miracle. It was all I needed to know to set me on the path to becoming a certified Quantum-Touch practitioner and workshop instructor. Now the stomach pain comes much less often, and when it does, Quantum-Touch usually dissolves it quickly.

How Does Quantum-Touch Work?
Deepak Chopra wrote, "In order for consciousness to affect matter, it must affect it at a quantum or subatomic level." Richard Gordon says he called the work "Quantum-Touch" because it affects matter on that quantum, subatomic level and works its way up through the atoms, the molecules, the cells, the tissue, all the way to the grosser level of the organ, bone or system that is ultimately healed. According to Gordon, all healing is self-healing. He says, "My 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. You can no more heal another person, than you can digest the lunch they just ate."

So how does Quantum-Touch facilitate healing? Using only a light touch and a combination of simple breathing and body awareness techniques, the Quantum-Touch practitioner is able to direct life-three energy, often called "chi" or "prana," to assist others in the healing process. Life force energy is within and all around us. It is the animating current of life. It distinguishes that which is living from that which is not. Combining breathing with the body awareness techniques causes the energy to line up, which increases its power many times over, in the same way the focused light of a laser is much more powerful than diffused light.

Quantum-Touch also works on the principles of resonance and entrainment. Practitioners learn to create and hold a high vibration in their hands. Then, through resonance and entrainment, the client matches the practitioner's vibration. The body does its own healing, guided by its own innate wisdom. The principles of resonance and entrainment say that when the practitioner creates a vibration that is higher than that of the client, one of three things can happen. The practitioner's vibration can go down to match that of the client. The client's vibration can come up to match the practitioner's. Or the two vibrations can meet somewhere in the middle.

There are many examples of the principle of entrainment. The pendulums of grandfather clocks lined up on a wall will eventually synchronize. Live disembodied animal hearts in petri dishes will all begin to beat together. Women living together in close quarters, such as a dormitory, will begin to menstruate at the same time of the month.

The techniques of Quantum-Touch ensure that the practitioner's vibration never comes down to meet the client's and, therefore, the practitioner never takes on the symptoms of the client and never becomes drained from doing the work. Rather, the client's vibration can rise to meet that of the practitioner, and that's where the healing can take place.

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By Pat Stone

Pat Stone is a certified Quantum-Touch practitioner, workshop instructor and speaker residing in Brandon. (813) 685-2725 Email: pstone@gte.net. www.quantumtouch.com

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