My quest to amplify my energy level and healing power led me to explore another hands-on healing technique in line with Reiki, known as Quantum -Touch [Q-T] developed by Richard Gordon.
The powerful technique has been endorsed by physicians, acupuncturists, chiropractors and Reiki masters. Some of the Reiki masters using Q-T in combination with Reiki have found it so effective that they call it 'Turbo charging Reiki or Reiki Empowerment'. The statement may appear exaggerated, but using the two systems together does seem to augment their combined effect manifold as a result of synergy so generated. What is most thrilling about Q-T is the electric speed and the intensity with which it works.[Also read Essential Therapies, CW March 2007]
What is Quantum-Touch?
According to mind-body guru, Deepak Chopra, "In order for consciousness to affect matter, it must affect it at a quantum or subatomic level". Richard Gordon believes that there exists an intersection point on a subatomic or quantum level where consciousness and matter intersect. By manipulating this point, Q-T, dynamically and positively, activates the body's own healing process through love and intent.
From the DNA to the bones, all cells and systems effortlessly respond to the healing vibration of love.
How does Q-T work?
Q-T activates the body's in-built healing mechanism through a conscious manipulation of the area being healed at the subatomic or quantum level and changing the vibration of the area by matching with the raised resonance [vibration of one body in response to that of another] of the practitioner through entrainment [the process by which things align their movement and energy together to match in rhythm and phase].
Q-T works on the principle that energy follows thought; the practitioner directs his intention and focus to create a high energy field and uses that field to surround the area to be healed.
It works its way up through the atoms, molecules, body-cells, tissues and organs to produce the desired healing response.
How are Q-T and Reiki similar?
The healing systems of Quantum-Touch and Reiki work on the common principle of raising the vibratory level of the practitioner. Only the modus operandi differs. The former employs resonance and entrainment and the latter uses universal life force energy to boost the innate life force energy of the body. Both systems are hands-on-healing and work on the premise of intent and love. So blending them together is quite safe and effective.
Some Q-T exercises
At the core of Q-T are the body focusing, and special breathing techniques. A combination of these techniques enables the practitioner to powerfully focus and amplify Chi [life-force energy] with the hands placed on the area—the role that the Power Symbol performs in Reiki. No symbols are, however, used in Q-T.
Body awareness exercises
Feeling your finger
Hold your finger in the air and be aware of it. In about two minutes, you will feel vibration/ buzzing/heat/heaviness on it. Some may feel an increased awareness of the finger itself.
Feeling your body parts
This exercise is best done seated in a chair with the help of a friend. It is meant to bring energy and sensation to all body parts.
Start doing gentle sweeping strokes upward from toes of the feet to the ankles, patting and stopping at ankles. Repeat the sweeping without touching, if no upward movement of energy is felt, then resume gentle stroking. Continue moving upwards, gently stroking shins, knees, thighs, hips, lower pelvis, stomach, chest, neck and up to the head, in that order. Then come down from both sides of the head [right hand moving down the left side and left hand down the right side] stroking down the opposite shoulders, arms and ending into the hands, feeling the sensations of heat, vibration, tingling or buzzing all over the body parts. The toe to head stroking stimulates the directional flow of energy throughout the body. You may repeat the exercise a number of times to enjoy the sensations.
You may find it cumbersome to do it on the back of your body by yourself and may need help.
18 Inch sweeps
Repeat the Exercise 2 ["Feeling your body parts"] pattern. This time, employing longer sweeping strokes of 18 inches in length each. Start with a sweeping touch from the feet up to the knees. Stop to feel the sensation and gradually move to the head, then down to the shoulders and to the hands.
Conscious and controlled breathing
The 4-4 breath
Do thorough body sweeps mentally from feet to top of your head as you inhale to the count of four [of one second each]. You should feel as much sensation as possible as you bring your awareness through your body. Exhale to the count of four and let all the sensation, so generated, concentrate in your hands. This is an easy breathing exercise.
The 1-4 breath
Completely inhale to the count of one and exhale to the count of four. Inhaling to the count of one requires mouth breathing. Stop if you feel dizzy.
Deep abdominal breathing–2-6 breath
Two counts of one second in length for inhalation and six counts of one second each for the exhalation complete a cycle. This is a very powerful breathing technique and there is no holding of breath involved.
Connecting energy to breath
Linking body awareness exercises with breathing techniques helps the flow of energy in the session. Mentally, do a full body sweep on yourself. You may sit or stand. Start a 2-6 breathing pattern and place all your awareness in your hands. Feel the energy building on exhalation. Do this for a few minutes till you are able to coordinate the exhalation with sensation. Focus on the 6 counts of exhalation.
Keeping the hands gently cupped, start 1-4 breath pattern. Notice the change in sensation in your hands. Work to feel the sensation increase on exhalation. Now start doing the fire breathing technique. As you breathe keep your hands closed/cupped [as done in Reiki]. After you have finished the rapid inhalations and exhalations, take a large inhalation and go into 1-4 or 2-6 pattern.
Tip: Notice the change in sensation in your hands. If you feel increase in sensation on exhalations, you are doing well and are ready to proceed to next step i.e. passing the energy and doing the healing session as explained.
How to heal
Place your hands on both sides the patient's pain area. If you are working on the neck or back, place one hand on each side of the vertebrae of the spine. Running energy with the tips of 'tripod' [tips of the thumb and first two fingers joined together] into the occipital ridge for about two minutes is an effective way to treat neck pain. Remember to take large breaths throughout the treatment. While working, pay close attention to the changes in sensations in your hands. Chase the pain and shift your hands to the area of shifting pain, if any. Treat for 20-30 minutes if pain contines. The trick is to use the breathing techniques through the session.
Focusing the energy through the tips of the 'tripod' is also a highly effective way to treat pain in very small areas such as jaws.
How to integrate Reiki with Q-T
Combining the two hands-on-healing techniques together is easy. It can be achieved by focusing the energy on each of the Reiki hand positions using Reiki symbols. Simultaneously connect breathing to the sensation in the hand and continue the breathing.
Concurrent use of Reiki symbols, especially laying power symbol on each of the position adds to the focus of resonance and entrainment and makes it a still more powerful healing technique. The other advantage of using Reiki Power Symbol while you run the energy doing full body sweeps [an essential Q-T exercise] is that it acts like a spiral spinning the energy through and around your body at the same time. Making the energy spin raises the vibration and the potential for the energy to penetrate deeper.
This Q-T technique of treating the area by sandwiching it between the two hands also amplifies your healing power manifold.
Quantum-Touch has been found especially effective in addressing bone-related problems. Bones move into alignment with just a light touch. The technique is remarkably effective in dealing with all sorts of neck or back pains with a fire fighting speed and safety. When combined with the healing power of Reiki, the results are amazing. You may use the two together to send distant healing, balance emotional distress or even to heal your pet dogs, cats, horses or other pets. Those who have no access to Reiki, will still find the Q-T technique as outlined here, useful for practice.
Disclaimer: This article does not purport to be a substitute for proper training either in Quantum-Touch or in Reiki, though knowledge of latter is presumed.
Achieve a greater state of wellbeing
There is far more to Quantum-Touch [Q-T] than merely assisting the body to alleviate pain or symptoms. Beyond the paradigm of disease, is the concept of 'wellness' -- constantly striving to achieve greater states of well-being and happiness.
- Relax muscles
- Release stress
- Enhance the recovery from workouts
- Help align structural problems
- Improve immune and endocrine function
- Improve general health.
One of the unique qualities of Q-T is that it elegantly works in conjunction with any other healing modality, and is a great stand-alone therapy as well. Chiropractors say that it is an advanced form of chiropractic, since bones glide back into alignment with only a light touch. Acupuncturists, naturopaths, osteopaths, physical therapists, Reiki masters, chi gung, cranial sacral practitioners, agree that Q-T transforms this practice.
Quantum-Touch and the mind
Panic attacks usually conclude extremely rapidly, and Q-T works well with multiple personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Life-force energy can cause one to feel emotionally balanced and can bring about rapid and profound emotional shifts in a short amount of time. It is not uncommon for someone who is experiencing an extremely painful emotional state to be brought to a state of well-being in session of 15-30 minutes.
-- Courtesy: quantumtouch.com
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