Touch has been out of favor in our society for many years on many levels - personal, social, therapeutic, etc. I want to challenge you to think with me about this subject and perhaps stretch a little beyond your comfort zone. Despite all the news stories about bad touch, good touch is alive and well!
Children naturally respond wonderfully to touch. As we grow older, it seems that the inclination to touch or be touched is shunned - at least in the Western world. Yet I notice a gradual return to the acceptance of touch through public hugging. Really, we know intuitively that hugging, caressing and soothing touch are natural forms of human expression. For children we can go further by unequivocally stating that touch is necessary for healthy growth and development. I believe that teens and adults can also benefit physically and emotionally from good, loving touch on a regular basis. Touching conveys love and gives us a sense of belonging.
Now I want to expand on this idea to include intentional touch toward promoting healing. Man has known for centuries about the value of touch in the healing process. In fact it is more than knowledge; it is instinctive to touch oneself or another to sooth and heal injuries, and emotional trauma. Think about the last time you received an unexpected blow to the body or cut in the skin. Most likely you immediately touched the injured area. You would do the same to your child. Your actions are soothing, both emotionally and physically. Why not decide in advance to regularly and systematically touch therapeutically? Why not act according to our natural abilities?
Touching with intent to help one heal is an important aspect of loving and supporting one another. I believe that touch healing can restore health because a natural rebalance occurs in the presence of pure love. When we touch with loving intent, something happens and that something is healing at some level of consciousness.
Exactly what happens through this kind of touch may not be knowable at our level. That is up to the Spirit in communion with the soul. So the question, "What does it means to be healed?" is a complex one. I don't have an answer, but it is certainly more than relieving symptoms of illness. Healing is a process, not an event. I suspect it involves all levels of our being - spiritual, mental, emotional and physical. I also suspect that it involves the caring person who touched.
For the moment let's focus on the principle of touch healing and how it can impact our lives. There are several things I would like you to think about:
So how does Bio-TouchTM work? Well, if you ask any of the practitioners they will tell you, "We don't know. The body heals itself, and we 'Just Touch.'" Certainly, there are a lot of theories about how light touch facilitates healing. You can ask a scientist, a medical doctor, a Christian, or a child, and they will each give you a different idea. But it is a guarantee that with Bio-TouchTM they can all learn the points and will be equally effective, whatever their personal beliefs may be, the very first time they touch another person.
The Bio-TouchTM technique can be used in conjunction with conventional healthcare treatments. It can be easily learned and effectively used by anyone with results the same as experienced practitioners. Recipients have been both refreshed and inspired by its simplicity and effectiveness.
I encourage you to experience this beautiful touch-healing technique, complementary to standard medical treatment. A light touch on the skin at specific points on the body produces a wonderful sense of relaxation and enhances the body's natural healing ability. It is a wonderful way to express loving concern to another. I would be happy to arrange one-on-one sessions or group presentations. Classes can be arranged at most locations.
The International Foundation for Bio-Magnetics (IFBM) offers sessions, classes and public speakers demonstrating this very simple technique. IFBM is an educational, charitable organization whose goals are fulfilled through demonstrating and teaching the Bio-TouchTM technique. Located at 5634 East Pima Street, Tucson, Arizona, USA - Phone: 520-751-7751.