If you've never heard of quantum touch, it's quite fascinating. It's a type of vibrational touch therapy that incorporates touch, breath work, and body awareness meditations in order to promote healing. If you're a fan of the television drama, "Grey's Anatomy," you might recall an episode several years ago in which a patient was healed through Quantum Touch.
In a study at the University of Southern California, Duane Garner , the coach of the UCSC Men's Basketball Team, remarked, "In my vast experience, I've never seen anything to compare with the positive results of Quantum-Touch. It has enabled affected team members to resume competitive play in a very brief period of time following an injury and the improvements seemed to continue even after the therapeutic sessions."
The practice is said to work wonders for athletes dealing with pain. The healing modality is said to exert a "measurable healing effect on the muscles during training in addition to possible other factors such as the effect of the practitioner on the test subject and possible outcomes."
Even athletes who aren't in pain can benefit from the therapy, making them stronger and to provide more endurance and power. Those who experience pain after suffering from an injury, can recover quicker and experience better overall health.
When an athlete is hard at work the body can be stressed through exercise and sustain injuries that range from the microscopic muscle tear, inflammation or swelling to metabolic waste overload. Richard Gordon, the founder of Quantum Touch healing, says, "One of the last effects from quantum touch is reduction of the inflammatory response. Reducing inflammation in the muscle speeds recovery while simultaneously assisting in the healing of muscle, nerve and tissue damage incurred through training."
One of the best parts of the therapy, is that anyone can do it. The therapy can be the catalyst for change, and it's a simple technique to learn.
Quantum Touch is, simply put, a hands-on healing that allows people to access their own powerful ability to heal others and even themselves. Those who practice learn to raise energy levels in their hands so high that with only a light touch, one can see bones gently sliding back into alignment. Pain and inflammation is usually reduced and the organs and systems rebalance themselves. In addition to decreasing and sometimes eliminating pain, the therapy is very relaxing.
It works by using breathing techniques, mental focus, and body awareness techniques. Practitioners of Quantum Touch use the Qi or Ki flowing through their hands, a life force energy, which stimulates healing.
To find a practitioner or to learn the skill yourself, the Quantum Touch website, has a wealth of information including a list of those who may practice in your area.
K.C. Dermody has been an avid runner, hiker, and yoga enthusiast for twenty years, and as a trained yoga instructor she taught a variety of students from senior citizens to competitive athletes. She also has an addiction to disc golf - especially promoting the sport to others, and enjoys combining her passion for sports, emotional and physical well-being with her love of writing.
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