Posted by Mo. Lyn on May 31, 2013 Comments (0)
Published in the Orange County Register on May 28, 2013
Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way, to support and facilitate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. It uses the gift of touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers that control the flow from the energy field to the physical body.
Though there has been some skepticism in the medical profession about energy work in the past, Dr. James Oschman Ph.D. reminds us “in a few decades scientists have gone from a conviction that there is no such thing as energy fields in and around the human body to an absolute certainty that they exist.“ Healing Touch research has been conducted in a wide variety of settings and with a number of different problems and situations including: cancer, cardio-vascular disease, endocrine/immune function, pain, psychology, post-operative recovery and stress. The studies have demonstrated that there is support in favor of considering Healing Touch for providing integrative care.
Energy therapy focuses on removing energy congestion and blocks that form in our energy fields and energy centers. Once these imbalances and disturbances are cleared, the energy channels resume their task of integrating the body, mind and soul to restore health and promote healing.
Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Fullerton has a Healing Touch ministry. Six of their parishioners have taken the training and are certified as Healing Touch practitioners. One of the parishioners, Beth Jahncke, is a certified trainer and has led classes and workshops extensively throughout the United States. Healing Touch is available upon request after each service at Emmanuel and can also be arranged as a private session by appointment.