Healing has been practiced for hundreds, even thousands of years in many communities and countries. In some cultures, the practice of intercession for healing with mankind’s Spiritual Source has been, and sometimes still is, the prerogative of selected persons; king, priest, rabbi, monk, elder, prophet, witch doctor, and so on. In Britain during the reign of the Stuarts and Tudors the ‘the royal touch’ was very popular; after prayer the King would touch the sufferer with his hand and then give him a coin. The practice of ‘royal healing’ reached its peak at the end of the seventeenth century when Charles the second was giving the royal touch to around five thousand sufferers a year.
Healing was a well-established form of treatment hundreds of years before the birth of Christ, at about the time when the Greeks introduced Hygienic Therapy, which is rest, fresh air and diet as
principal weapons against disease.
Throughout the world many ordinary people are dedicated to helping others using healing, through prayer or by the ‘laying-on of hands’.
Healing is distinguished from other therapies and practices by being non-invasive; no medicines or drugs are given; no major inroad into the body or mind is made; no treatment is applied to the body by the practitioner of healing. It seeks the wholeness of the patient by bringing spirit, mind and body into harmony and releasing the inbuilt curative powers of the body. It recognizes the source of healing to be divine or universal energy, working through those who channel it.
Healing is complementary to orthodox medicine. We always aim to work in co-operation with medical profession remembering that if a patient is referred by a doctor to a Healer, the doctor retains overall responsibility for that patient. Currently healing is being accepted by the B.M.A and patients have a right to request healing. Similarly a vet (RCVS) retains overall responsibility for animals. It is the duty of each and
every Healer to maintain the dignity and professionalism of their calling and ensure good practice, working at all times within the Code of Conduct