|The Demystification of Hands-On Healing
Reprinted from The New Times, October 2000
By Richard Gordon
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 is 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
| 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 either
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 time.
| 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 the work.
| 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 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 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.
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.
| 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.