In the past year, I’ve been introduced to two energy healing modalities — Quantum-Touch and Cellular Response. Both advocate that your body can heal itself. The first time I sought a Quantum-Touch practitioner was because I had fallen hard on my cheek bone and it did not feel right after many months despite the fact that the ophthalmologist and the otolaryngologist could find nothing wrong. I found Miriam Hunter in Virginia and she balanced the energy in my body, showed me some exercises and I felt much relief.

Cellular Response was something I experienced just a few days ago on a visit to California. During my yoga class a couple of months ago, I noticed that I did not have full range of motion with my left arm stretched above my head lying on the floor. Additionally, if I tried to lift my arm in the “wrong” direction, it was painful. At the beginning of the treatment, while standing, I was able to lift my left arm 90 degrees straight out to the side. By the end, I could lift it to almost 180 degrees. It’s weak from limited use, but I was given weight-training instructions to strengthen it. I’ve always had a left knee that tends to buckle and the practitioner found that my hips were not aligned. Now he says, I should walk a lot better. Hopefully, that will prevent falls as well.

I spent almost three hours at a Cellular Response workshop where, under the guidance of the master instructor and developer of Cellular Response, Dan Yamaguchi, I watched his students of all levels work on mostly seniors (after all, aren’t we the group with all of the aches and pains?) for a myriad of health problems. One person was about to receive treatment for cancer and although Cellular Response cannot cure cancer (it does not claim to cure anything), a person can get relief from the effects such as nausea and it can even prevent hair loss. I also watched while someone with calcium deposits from arthritis on her fingers had them broken up so that the lump on her fingers got smaller.

According to, Quantum-Touch is a powerful, yet easy to learn, method of natural healing (or energy healing).  Everyone has the innate ability to help ourselves and others. The Quantum-Touch techniques teach us how to focus and amplify life-force energy (or Chi, Bioenergy, Prana) by combining various breathing and energy awareness exercises.  QT energy healers learn to amplify and direct the life-force energy, facilitating the body’s own healing process. Our love has more impact than we can imagine; the possibilities are truly extraordinary.

The Cellular Response brochure says that Cellular Response is a healing art. It is a procedure used to activate one’s cellular response to promote natural healing. A gentle touch to specific body points along with a breathing process is used during this procedure. The basic premise is that the body will heal by itself and return to a normal state. Cellular Response accelerates the self-healing process.

Quantum Touch offers teleseminars. For more information, click here. Richard Gordon, founder of Quantum-Touch, wrote a book called, Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal. He explains all of the basic techniques in his book.

Cellular Response currently operates mainly in the Silicon Valley/San Jose area of California, although there are a few practitioners elsewhere. For more information, you can e-mail me at or call me at  703.825.8384. I find energy healing fascinating and in line with my view of using all natural products instead of prescription medication. Click here to view my post on prescription medication and nutrient depletion.

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St Columba Catholic Church

St. Columba Catholic Church

Yesterday I attended a memorial service (Mass of Christian Burial) at St. Columba Catholic Church in Maryland for a person I did not know, but I’d previously worked with his daughter and wife. He was only 64 years old — young, by my standard — but had had numerous health problems. Through the eulogies, I got to know this person, who by all accounts, was always happy, cared about other people, loved music, and was always singing. How could one not be happy if one is always singing?

He passed this legacy to his children, one of whom performed a beautiful Filipino song which he said was one of his father’s favorites. He said it was going to be difficult, but he belted it out beautifully. I’m sure his father was watching and was very proud of all of his children. Joyce delaPena

Why do I write this? Because it was so painful to watch his children, who loved their dad so much, in sheer agony and pain at their tremendous loss. His daughter mentioned that he was working two jobs at one point so that she could go to a private college. He had worked hard; now it was time for him to enjoy life. Instead, he had to retire on disability and although his children are grown, he leaves a widow and a grandchild without a grandfather. True, we can say that his pain is over and he’s in a better place, but what about his family. They would do anything to get him back.

If you have children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, are you doing all you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to live life to the fullest? This blog is all about helping seniors to live a long, fulfilling life. But in order to do that, it requires “work.” So let’s do our part to take care of ourselves so that we can be there for our children and grandchildren when they need us. And if, by any chance, there are problems in your family, acknowledge them, thank them, and say goodbye to them. You don’t need any negativity taking up real estate in your brain, do you?

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