What is Bio-Touch?
Bio-Touch is a gentle touch-healing method. The practitioner uses the first two fingers of each hand to lightly touch (butterfly-like) precise points on the body of the recipient. These points correspond with specific health conditions. For example, points are touched around the ears to help alleviate dizziness. The combination of correct points and light touch enhances the body's natural healing ability.
Bio-Touch is considered a type of bodywork therapy, such as yoga, reflexology, t'ai chi, and massage therapy, which are used to promote, maintain, and restore physical, emotional, mental, energetic, and spiritual health.
Gary Schwartz, PhD, Professor at the University of Arizona, Director of the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, and author:
"I would like to take this opportunity to share two lessons I have learned from my involvement with Bio-Touch, especially as they relate to other healing practices that fall under the general rubric of energy healing. The first lesson is that it appears that there is no substitute for direct physical touch between the provider and the recipient. The second lesson is somewhat deeper and frankly more inspiring to me and maybe to you as well. The lesson relates to a theme expressed through Debra's book, the importance of love and the process of receiving and giving non-sexual loving touch. The kind of love that Bio-Touch fosters is a high level of love."
Carole McKenzie, Ph.D., CNM, R.N., Associate Professor of Nursing, Texas A&M University - Commerce:
"I had my students take the beginning and advanced classes, and then had students in research class conduct pre- and post-intervention research using Bio-Touch. The results were astounding. We had large convenience samples showing improvement in all areas, including reduction of pain, stress, and restlessness, and improvement of feelings of well-being and relaxation."
Kenna Stephenson, M.D., principal investigator on a Bio-Touch research project at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, Texas, and author:
"Our research confirms that Bio-Touch has an immediate and sustained favorable effect on bodily pain and physical conditioning in addition to an overall improvement in Quality of Life Scores in patients. Bio-Touch is a low tech, low cost solution for many families in my practice."
What Health Conditions Does Bio-Touch Help?
No form of healing touch therapy is a substitute for conventional medicine and emergency care. But, those who have included Bio-Touch as part of their comprehensive approach to health care have noticed a benefit in their healing process. Some of the many health conditions that Bio-Touch can be applied to are listed below:
How Can You Learn More?
Bio-Touch is taught through the International Foundation of Bio-Magnetics (IFBM), a federally approved 501(c)3 education and charitable foundation. Its Vision is to encourage all people to take responsibility for their own healthcare, empower them to assist others, and create a community of people worldwide dedicated to service, self awareness, and recognizing the equality of all humanity — thus forming a chain which shall go on indefinitely.
There is a wealth of information about Bio-Touch on its website, including: