Dr. Stephen Kaufman Denver, CO. (303) 756-9567
c.1987, Dr. Stephen J. Kaufman
on mysteries without any clues"
selecting case histories for presentation, the author has tried to choose those
which clearly demonstrate the effect of healing energy.
We have chosen cases where the results could not reasonably be attributed
to any other factor or therapy; the results were either immediate or within a
very short time of the treatment, the patient had had the problem so long that
it was not likely to resolve on its own, previous therapies had failed, and the
placebo effect was ruled out as far as possible.
We tried not to suggest any expected results to the patient.
In some cases the results of the therapy were so unusual as to be labeled
"paranormal"; no other known therapy is likely to produce these
These cases are fairly representative of the author's overall experience. It would be interesting to do a statistical breakdown of
cases. This is difficult because
the intensity of the healing experience varies somewhat, depending on the
condition or state of the healer. If
the healer is very tired, uncomfortable or in pain himself (e.g., if he has a
headache), it is more difficult for him to produce an effect. The author is sensitive to hot rooms. Two demonstrations were performed during the summer in rooms
where the temperature was over 900, and the results were poor: only
about 20 percent of the people treated had a strong effect.
A similar embarrassment occurred one night at a demonstration when the
author had a bad headache and was already fatigued from having treated 50 people
earlier that day. However, even when performed under such stressful
circumstances, several quite remarkable healings in each group did occur.
the other hand, a very positive and receptive audience (or patient) will
increase the likelihood of results. One
lecture to a group of 20 such people produced 19 clear-cut improvements.
I would conservatively estimate the overall percentage of definite
positive results to be above 70 percent.
with certain conditions which initially did not respond to this therapy has
improved over time, especially allergies, hayfever, foot pain of various types,
and cranial pain.
following treatments were given with special attention to isolate the healing
energy as the only factor at work. Particular
attention was given to rule out any placebo effect.
Many times the patients did not even realize treatment was being given.
40-year-old female, with bilateral heel spurs and concomitant calcaneal pain.
This patient was at least 60 pounds overweight and had had heel pain for
months, especially on weightbearing. Healing
energy was applied for three minutes by simply holding each heel very lightly in
the palm of the healer's hand. The
day after the treatment, the patient walked over two miles.
Nevertheless, she had no further pain and has not had any at all several
weeks later. (We had previously cleared up severe asthmatic, allergic and
insomniac disorders on this patient).
K.R., 30-year-old female, had severe foot cramps at least two or three times
daily in the left foot. They had
been occurring for several months. A
3-minute application of healing energy was applied with the fingertips to the
ball of the foot. No other dietary
or manipulative treatment was given. The
patient has had no further spasms several weeks later. (We had previously
cleared up a severe brachial neuritis of two years duration on this patient.)
30-year-old female, had gotten an insect bite on her forehead the night before,
which had swollen up to the size of a nickel.
It was extremely painful and itchy.
Healing treatment applied with the fingertips an inch over the wound for
two minutes brought complete and lasting relief. (Interestingly, another very
well-respected healer had treated the wound hours earlier with no change in the
symptoms. This would seem to rule
out a suggestive effect, as his method was much more spectacular than the
30-year-old female, had spasmodic right temporal pains fairly severely.
They would occur every few seconds.
They had been going on for several months.
After being very successfully treated for a fatigue syndrome, the patient
remarked that she still had the cranial pains.
The author engaged her in conversation oh a different matter while he
surreptitiously touched the skull lightly, as if to examine it.
Healing energy was applied for one-two minutes.
The pain stopped immediately. When
questioned several weeks later, the patient stated she had had no recurrences.
patient was not told that therapy was being administered.
It was implied that she was merely being examined.
Yet her symptom completely disappeared.
We will frequently try to apply healing without the patient's awareness,
in an effort to achieve the result without any possibility of suggestion to the
patient. This is easy to do if the
patient is lying prone on an examining table and cannot feel the healer's hands
over them. Frequently they will
interrupt their conversation to say, "Oh, that feels great," or
"That's much better," or "What are you doing?" when all the
healer has done is to lay hands
55-year-old female, had been previously successfully treated for a chronic
sprained ankle. She was lying prone
and being examined. She was not
aware that any treatment was being given when she remarked, "Oh, that feels
wonderful! I feel like I've melted
into the table and I"m floating in space." The patient described a
very joyful and peaceful state. The
healer had only been touching her coccyx for approximately 30 seconds.
This patient had had no previous exposure to healing, had never heard of
the author's interests, and was certainly not seeking such an experience.
It was completely spontaneous.
a 60-year-old female, was previously treated by the author for moderately severe
rheumatoid arthritis, of 15 years duration, with almost complete resolution of
her joint and allergy symptoms. (She was treated kinesiologically and
nutritionally, not with healing.) She was a school administrator and very
intellectual, straightforward and not at all given to flights of imagination.
She mentioned that she was under a great deal of stress.
The author conversed with her on a different subject while lightly
putting his hands on her head and beginning healing treatment.
Within seconds the patient interrupted the conversation to state that she
felt a tremendous charge of electricity running through her feet, legs and up
into her abdoman. The sensation was
very strong. At the end of the
treatment the patient stated she felt completely at peace and happy.
No mention was made to her of why the result occurred.
This patient had this same effect on many subsequent visits; no
interpretation was ever offered to her, and she never asked.
She stated that she felt like a different person, and her stressful
attitudes had resolved.
a 30-year-old male chiropractor, had burning and itching eyes for 24 hours.
They smarted so badly he couldn't read for any length of time.
He did not know of the author s work with healing energy.
The author did some "dummy" (ineffective) treatment on him and
then lightly touched the patient's eyes for two minutes.
All symptoms immediately and completely disappeared.
They remained better even when the patient took a drive for an hour
through very hot, bright, and smoggy traffic.
a 5-year-old boy, had fallen off a chair on his head 10 days previously and
presented with constant, severe headache, sleeplessness, fever and slight
disorientation. The parents had no
familiarity with the author's methods. Healing
treatment was given by merely holding the patient's skull on the frontal and
occipital regions and willing energy into the boy's head.
The patient immediately fell asleep.
The parents called several hours later, quite alarmed that their son had
not yet awakened! He was practically comatose.
They were advised to allow him to continue sleeping.
The child slept 14 hours, awoke ravenous, with no headache or fever.
He had no recurrence of any symptom.
is a very typical response. Most
children become very settled and fall into a deep sleep soon after treatment.
Their bodies are taking the deep rest they need to heal.
Adults have this experience much less often.
One of my 14-year-old patients routinely crawls off into a corner of the
treatment room and falls asleep after her treatments. (So does one of my
6-year-old girl had asthma at one of our healing demonstrations.
She was having difficulty breathing all night.
The author put his hand on her chest and gave healing treatment for 2 or
3 minutes. An hour later we asked how she was doing and she said,
"Great!" All her discomfort had subsided and she felt a lot of energy
and happiness. (This was one of the demonstrations where the room was very hot
and the healer was very uncomfortable. The
percentage of success that night was much lower than usual.)
woman, age 25, was unable to raise her right arm for over a year.
It was very painful. She was
a competitive tennis player and this had forced her to stop competing.
At the time of her examination she was unable to bring her arm up more
than 450. Healing
treatment was applied to the scapula for 2 minutes.
She was then asked to walk over and flex her shoulder with a
chair. She looked at the author in disbelief, but proceeded to lift
the chair. The arm, and the chair,
came all the way up past 900, with no pain.
This improvement lasted.
a 35-year-old woman, had marked hayfever symptoms: running and itching nose and
eyes, sneezing, post nasal drip, etc. The
only treatment given was healing energy with the healer's fingers lightly
touching the patient's sinuses for several minutes.
The patient's symptoms completely disappeared in an hour and did not
a 38-year-old male, had tooth and gum pain.
The healer's hands were held several inches above the painful areas.
Pain relief was complete but only lasted several days.
other patients were treated at various times with severe acute dental pain; most
often the pain would completely disappear shortly after treatment.
woman was treated at a group demonstration with severe, unremitting jaw and
facial pain, of 2 years duration, following a stroke.
All pain completely
disappeared during and after the treatment, for the first time in 2 years.
Relief was lasting.
male was seen at a group demonstration who was severely handicapped following an
auto accident. His entire right
side was paralyzed, he had a severe speech impediment and other symptoms. Healing was attempted for 10 minutes. No change at all occurred in any of his physical symptoms,
but he stated that he felt intensely happy "inside" during the
treatment, for the first time in a long time.
a 30-year-old male, was treated by the author kinesiologically for a year for
severe neck, upper trapezium, and head pain.
He improved to a point but still had a great deal of constant pain and
frequent muscle spasms. He was very
depressed. The author applied one
particular healing technique by stroking his hands several inches above the
patient's head. The patient was prone and unaware of the treatment. Within minutes, his neck pain was relieved, as was his
depression. Neither returned after
that one healing treatment. The
author kept in touch with the patient for a year.
He seemed as if a great weight had been lifted from him, much happier and
UPDATE ON HEALING VIA THE
the large majority of cases treated in this way, improvements were seen in a
vast array of symptoms. Changes
were frequently immediate. Most
(over 70%) of the patients noticed a strong sensation of warmth, vibration,
electricity, or coolness in various parts of their bodies during the treatment.
The majority of patients had marked improvements in their emotional
states, with sharply decreased anxiety and depression.
Most of the patients had more energy.
A small but significant number of patients had a disappearance of
structural pathology, including tumors.
review of the literature and extensive bibliography tried to show that this
method of healing has been used by many people of many cultures since biblical
times but, at least at present, is very rarely attempted in this society.
Several theoretical possibilities were offered, and a number of
representative case histories were presented.
the 2-1/2 years since this paper was written, time has served to further
validate this procedure as an effective therapeutic modality.
As far as was practical, for research purposes, many times the healing
energy technique was the only modality used; this was, of course, in order to
isolate the results from other factors. Almost
all patients had previously unsuccessful medical and/or chiropractic and/or
kinesiological care. In an effort
to rule out a placebo effect, many times patients were not informed as to when
the treatment was actually being given. Many
patients had no knowledge of this type of healing and were not aware that it was
or had been used. (Some of the patients under 4 years old presumably neither
knew nor cared about the authorís healing
interests, but nevertheless cooperated by getting well.)
most consistent response to this treatment remains the emotional changes that
take place, frequently within several minutes of starting healing.
Most patients experience a profound sense of peace, relaxation,
calmness, and even joy and
expansiveness. Many cases of
depression and anxiety syndromes of several months' duration have responded
after one or two treatments.
physical symptoms still seem to respond more readily than chronic diseases, but
both respond well. One factor not
mentioned in the earlier study was a very successful effect on so-called low
blood sugar syndromes, "hypoglycemic" syndromes consisting of fatigue,
lack of concentration, weakness headaches, dizziness (especially postural
hypotension), appetite disorders, and other symptoms, all aggravated by hunger
and ameliorated by food, are commonly diagnosed by natural health practitioners.
Patients with these syndromes of several years' duration often respond
within several days of healing treatment, many times showing complete relief
from most or all of their symptoms. (Alert practitioners will recognize that
many times these patients are also variously diagnosed as having food allergies,
cerebral or environmental or ecological allergies, heavy
metal or amalgam toxicity, chronic fatigue syndrome, or candida albicans as
the major source of their problems.)
exact methodology of the healing procedures used was discussed in the previous
paper. Recent case histories are
presented below. Most of these
patients were treated solely with the application of healing energy by this
author. All results were within a
brief period of time, such that no reasonable doubt existed that the results
were due to the treatment given. Most
patients had been previously treated unsuccessfully with other methods.
She had a multitude of other more or less severe symptoms.
60-year-old woman, had a marked spasmodic SCM twitch and mild
37-year-old male, son of the previous patient, presented with marked abdominal pain, cramping, burning and diarrhea,
self-diagnosed as an intestinal flu of 48 hours duration.
A healing application of 6 minutes brought immediate and permanent
correction. (This is very typical.) This patient several months later came in
with a left ankle swollen almost double. It
had just gotten out of a cast of 6 weeks after being diagnosed by an orthopedist
as a trimalleolar fracture. It was
still very stiff and painful. Healing
treatment produced an immediate and complete improvement in the pain and
stiffness; the swelling went down only gradually over the following months.
Contrast this with the following case.
a 60-year-old female, presented with a markedly swollen and stiff ankle of 4
weeks' duration, diagnosed as a severe sprain.
Ten minutes of healing application to the ankle brought the ankle down to
normal size with no stiffness within several hours.
This patient also was a lifelong light sleeper; she stated a fly landing
would awaken her. She stated she had the best sleep in years for several nights
following the single treatment. Follow-up
care was not possible.
59-year-old male, was treated in hospital following a heart attack, 20 minutes
prior to scheduled open heart surgery. An
angiogram had indicated complete blockage of the left anterior coronary artery
and partial occlusion of one other artery.
Healing energy was applied for 15 minutes to the patient in the hospital
room. When the surgery was
performed, the left anterior coronary was found to have completely opened.
It was left alone and only the other blockage treated. (This author is
not familiar enough with cardiac operative procedures to knowledgeably comment,
but the prevailing feeling was that a "miracle" had taken place.) A
severe post-operative headache of several hours duration on this patient was
immediately stopped with a brief healing energy treatment to the head.
64-year-old female, had hemorrhoids, cataracts and high blood pressure.
The hemorrhoids bled daily. After
two healing treatments, the patient stated she could see normally (she could now
watch television, when before she couldn't), and her hemorrhoids were no longer
bleeding and had ceased to trouble her. Her
blood pressure had dropped to normal. The patient refused further care, and a check 3 months later
revealed she was still asymptomatic. Unfortunately,
it was not possible to objectively verify improvement in her cataracts or
30-year-old female, presented with a tumor of the breast 1 cm in diameter.
She was told to immediately consult a surgeon as she was a likely
candidate for surgery. She stated
that the tumor was very painful and asked us to at least help the pain. The only treatment used was healing energy, and the patient
was admonished that we could not give further treatment until a surgical opinion
as to the possibility of malignancy was obtained.
Several months later the patient who sent her in informed us that we had
"cured" her. A call to
the patient revealed that within days of the treatment the tumor had completely
disappeared. (The pain had stopped immediately.)
author has very little experience treating this type of condition with this
therapy, although several cases of fibroid tumors appear to have disappeared.
(More cases have been resistant to therapy, however.)
29-year-old female, had marked abdominal pain on both sides, diagnosed by a
gynecologist as Stein-Levinthol syndrome (polycystic ovaries); other signs of
hormonal abnormalities were not observed on this patient.
She also had a marked sensation of pressure in the region of the ovaries. Healing
cases of abnormal (+2, +3) uterine Pap smears have been treated, usually for a
period of 6-8 weeks at once or twice a week, and the patients then are retested
and found to have normal smears.
a 9-month-old male, was diagnosed by two pediatric surgeons and a pediatrician
as needing immediate surgery for an inguinal hernia. The patient's testicle and groin area were blue.
Healing treatment was given at the mother's insistence in hopes of
avoiding surgery. Within days the
coloring of the areas was normal. Treatment
was given twice a week for 4 weeks. The
mother took the child to a third pediatric surgeon who could find no trace of a
hernia at that point. One year
later the child has had no recurrence at all.
This child has had several ear infections, each of which disappeared
immediately after healing treatment without medication.
a 41-year-old male, and M.L., a 70-year-old female, both suffered from several
"floaters" in one eye. One
or two healing treatment brought a disappearance in each of them of about half
a 55-year-old female, had been diagnosed as having early cataracts; her vision
was blurry. Two healing treatments
caused a disappearance of the cataracts and the blurriness.
a 63-year-old male, had worn glasses for correction of nearsightedness for over
40 years. He could not drive
without them. After a
a 3-year-old female, was diagnosed in hospital as having viral encephalitis.
For several weeks the child had run a fever as high as 1040,,
was irritable, had an ataxic gait, and did not sleep well.
She was extremely listless. Several
hours after one healing treatment, the child's temperature returned to normal
and all other signs completely disappeared, with no recurrance.
39-year-old female, had a bladder infection which had failed to respond to
several courses of antibiotics. She
had painful micturation, urinary frequency and burning, and a bearing-down
sensation. One healing treatment
produced complete and permanent relief within hours.
45-year-old female, had severed a tendon in her left forearm 24 hours prior to
being seen. In spite of large doses
of analgesics, she was in constant severe pain and unable to sleep.
Six minutes of healing treatment brought complete relief of pain (the
"anaesthetic effect"). At
her second treatment 2 days later, she said the pain had only begun to return an
hour earlier. The second treatment
again produced marked and lasting relief.
most consistent effect of treatment remains the emotional euphoria and peace
that many people experience.
26-year-old female, presented in emotional turmoil, with headaches and related
gastric upset of 1 month duration. She
was under a lot of stress at work and home.
She had been unable to sleep well and had constant anxiety.
One 10-minute application of healing produced a complete disappearance of
all stress-related symptoms and anxiety within 24 hours.
There was no recurrence for the 6 weeks the author was in touch with the
patient. This case history is typical of dozens that this author has
be sure, many times healing treatment fails to produce any change at all.
Sometimes the positive effects are very short lived and can't be
repeated. However, the author's
experience in over 10,000 treatments is that this therapy produces a definite,
positive, noticeable result in over 70 percent of cases, and the results are
long-lasting in well over half of those. Again,
remember that these results are by healing energy alone.
We usually combine these treatments with applied kinesiology, nutrition,
etc., bringing our success rate to a much higher percentage, with cases that
have previously been failures under medical or chiropractic care.
further details on the specific effects and application of healing energy as
defined by this author, and an extensive bibliography, see "Healing with
Energy--Magnetic, Psychic or Spiritual Healing," Kaufman, Stephen J., D.C.,
Collected Papers of the Members of the International College of Applied
Kinesiology, Winter, 1985, pp. 133-190.
Future papers will elaborate on various aspects of this healing art.
Dr. Stephen J. Kaufman