Living in Deep Health

Supporting Care

Patients recovering from illness or surgery are often at a low ebb, with depleted energetic resources that affects their capacity to heal.

Harmonisation offers patients physical and spiritual supporting care during the healing process. It involves the opening and nourishing of the body's energy centres using gentle touch, while the harmoniser is centred in prayer.

It has been used widely across the Le Vivant health network for nearly 20 years, although its origins may go back centuries.

Le Vivant supports the complementary therapy, harmonisation and has commissioned research into its effect on patients.

Scientific research into the effects of harmonisation are ongoing, but one study in 2006, confirmed much of the anecdotal evidence from those who have been harmonised. The study found that patients experienced a significant lowering of brain activity in the opening stages of harmonisation, implying a state of calm focus. Significant, positive changes to heart beat respiration ratios were also observed during the 'nourishing' phase of the therapy.

There is much more scientific investigation to be done to understand the link between energetic medicine, like harmonisation and the emerging reality of a quantum world.

New study planned

A new research study is being planned in Australia to further investigate the effectiveness of harmonisation as an adjunct to standard medical care for people with superficial partial thickness burns.

Patients with burns experience challenges that range from mental distress to the physical trauma brought about by a burn incident. There is a growing research interest in the effects on wound healing of long-practiced traditional modalities, such as pranic healing and intercessory prayer (Oswal, 2011 and Wirth, 2001, respectively).

To follow up on the anecdotal and preliminary reports of positive effects of harmonisation on burn patients, a more rigorous research project is planned to discover if the efficacy of this adjunctive treatment on burns can be validated.

Potential applications

Harmonisation has the potential to be used in a number of settings – for patients who are significantly unwell and perhaps experiencing debilitating treatment side effects, those who are recovering from surgery and those who have experienced a physical and emotional trauma, such as burns.

It can also relieve pain, induce relaxation and alleviate loneliness and grief.

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