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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 1

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Can you tell us a little bit about what Healing Touch is?

– Healing Touch was taught by nurses who had their PhD’s and who were instructors. And it’s just learning how to work with the energy and bring the energy out. You clear the chakras, the energy centers, but you just bring that out so they can do their own healing. It’s just a touch thing. You don’t have to put your hands on them, you can do it off the body. But you can transmit it. And you just concentrate on what you’re doing. Energy goes where the thought goes.

– Right, right.

– And so if you want someone to feel comfortable all you have to do is just touch a couple places and bring the energy up and then they can relax. They know the difference. I don’t know what it is with patients some things, when you touch, if you really care about someone, then just the touch of the warmth of your hand or the hug. A lot of people don’t do that.

– Right.

– Uh huh.

– Going into the hospital, it’s kind of a very sterile environment, it’s a scary place, especially if you have a terminal illness.

– Yeah. If you’re really sick.

– It’s gotta be. And to have someone like yourself to come in and to really make that connection with somebody, wow, that’s super powerful!

– You transmit energy. I think it’s almost like transmitting love.

– Hmm.

– People know when you care about them.

– Yes.

– And I think that was the difference because some nurses would have clients, patients there, and sometimes they wanted you to come in there and just pray with them. I had this one patient, we usually follow the patient each night. If she was part of your team, you followed her. Because you manage her care. Even though in the hospital. ‘Cause the nurses in the hospital there at Hopkins, you’re trained, you are their spokeperson. If someone was in pain, even with a morphine drips, you could come in there and do some of this touch healing. That’s what, it was taught by nurses for people in the medical field. You could help them relax and they would be able to sleep.

– So how long have you been doing Healing Touch for?

– For 30 years.

– For 30 years?

– Yeah.

– Wow.

– For 30 years!

– Thirty years a practitioner.

– So if you want an experienced practitioner in the realm of Healing Touch, Pat Dykes would be a wonderful person.

– Sounds like it, yeah right.

– Come see her.

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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 2 Reflexology

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Reflexology is just touching the pressure points. Each foot, there’s seven thousand nerve endings in your feet. And whatever’s on the left side goes all the way to the head. And whatever’s on the right side goes all the way to the head. So you can touch different parts in there and you could feel if they have a stroke it’s the top of the toes. You know, if you want to use somethin’ to stimulate their head or somethin’ that’s where you would do it. Or you can see if something’s out of balance like the pituitary gland, that’s right in the middle of the toe, the big toe. So you could feel one side, and if it’s sore on that side you know there’s something going on but you can send energy and you can balance the right to the left and that’s what I do. If I feel the energy is weak in one place I will balance it with the other side.

– So the nerve endings come into the feet and then each nerve ending, depending on where it is in the foot, is a pressure point that is connected to a specific organ in the body, or gland in the body. And so by stimulating that nerve ending that will send messages from the nerve back up to that particular organ.

– Yeah, right.

– And you can effect change through the feet.

– Through the feet, yeah.

– And to have your foot rubbed or your feet rubbed is just amazing.

– That’s like the side benefit.

– Right, that’s like the side benefit. So you can tell if someone’s small intestine is dysfunctional, whether their adrenal glands are depleted.

– Yeah you can feel it, and then you can also do it on the body. ‘Cause the kidneys are back here, and the adrenal glands are here, so sometimes if I think someone’s adrenals are bad, I can put my hand under their back and stimulate that. I send energy in.

– When you say you can feel it in somebody’s foot, what do you exactly feel?

– If something’s out of balance I can tell if it’s weak, it just feels like there’s something there. But what I really look for and feel in the feet is it feels like little grit. It’s like little sand grit. So if I’m going down, like say this part of the foot is for the lungs, then if you come down and you feel like there’s something there you can stimulate that in the lung area. And then if I feel something that really needs sometimes I use my Tibetan bowl.

– Ah, so then you’ll bring out your Tibetan bowls.

– Because you can do healing with sound.

– So you incorporate a lot of things into the session that you provide. So is there any contraindication for reflexology? Is there like a perfect patient, or a patient that may not be a candidate?

– Or even a point that might be contraindicative for people?

– No, you can do pretty much anything. I do ask people if they’re on blood thinners. ‘Cause then I don’t press as hard. I just want to make sure I don’t… But if they have anything like a DBT I probably wouldn’t work on them. You know, something that I know–

– DBT meaning a clot in the leg, right?

– Clot in their legs. And they might not know it. So if I could feel–

– And with your nursing background you probably–

– I know the symptoms.

– key onto those red flags, right? Which is just amazing that you have that background.

– Yeah ’cause you could assess somebody, I look at their breathing, if I think they’re having apnea, I will time itand tell them they need to go and have someone look at them because sometimes people aren’t aware that they actually have apnea, and you can tell by the color of them, and looking at them and things, and you just kind of see where things are if they’re having some health problems.

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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 3 Biomat

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– Can you tell us what the biomat is?

– The biomat is full of amethyst crystals. It heats up, it has negative and positive ions, it’s developed, the technology was developed by NASA. And then the biomat is used in Japan, they use it for their cancer patients. They have it actually on their beds in the hospital which we don’t do yet. But it helps you to balance and you can turn the heat up or you can turn it down but it helps you to detox.

– So it’s a detoxification?

– It does and it helps to circulate. You can see the pictures of people who have been on the biomat before and after and the circulation in their legs or the chest, it’s remarkable the difference.

– It improves circulation.

– And helps you to detox.

– Helps you to detoxify, okay.

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VIDEO: Healing Touch, Part 4 Tibetan Bowls

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Healing Touch

– I took some courses in learning how to use sound therapy with the Tibetan bowls. And it was taught by a Tibetan monk. He comes here to Ashland, I took the course in Ashland. The bowl that I use is made out of nine different kinds of metal. It’s all handmade by the Tibetan monks. And you just hit it and the sound, if you put it on the body, goes all the way to the back, if you put it on the abdomen and things. And you can do different healings with sound.

– And I got to experience the bowl.

– Did you really?

– Yeah, it was wonderful. So, she put it on my abdomen, and then tapped the bowl, and the sound literally travels through your body. You can feel the vibrations, it was very nice.

– Yeah, I use it on people if they’ve had back problems and things like that. It just depends on what else you do with them. I don’t use the bowl on everybody, but if they wanna try it, I do, I like to gong it.

– That is awesome, that was so good.