Level 1 Hand Positions
- Pattern 1: The Torso
- The first pattern contains 6 hand positions. It's best to
stand on the left side of the recipient. Once the first hand
is placed on the body, contact should not be broken. To move
from one position to another, the practitioner should raise one
hand and place it in the next position, then pick up the other
hand and move it to the next appropriate spot. This way the energy
is always flowing to the recipient, the contact is never broken.
- If the client is tall or has a long torso, you can add positions
in order to cover the entire area.
- Position 1 is on the left side of the body, adjacent to the
solar plexus. This position covers the Stomach - (for food and
enzymes), the Spleen (for blood and antibodies that eat bad cells),
part of the pancreas (for sugar, oxygen and to help the insulin
break down sugar into energy).
- Position 2 is on the right side of the body,
opposite position 1. This position covers the rest of the pancreas,
the liver (to help pull toxins out of the blood stream. The liver
also produces alkaline "bile" and sends it to the gall
bladder to break down fats and oils. This is the final conversion
point of carbohydrates to nutrients).
- For Position 3, one hand is placed on the left, the other
on the right side, just below the 2nd position. (If moving to
position 4 will leave an area of the stomach uncovered (if the
torso is long), create a position 3a/b to cover that area.) This
position covers the small intestines (to help the additional
"garbage" which travels to the colon) and the top part
of the large intestine.
- Position 4 is angled from the hip bones down toward the center
of the lower torso. This position covers the Bladder (for urine),
the prostate (for men, to provide proper fluid flow for ejaculation),
the Ascending/Descending Colon, (for women:) the Ovaries, fallopian
tubes, uterus and vagina.
- Position 5 is angled across the hip flexors, just below position
4. This position covers the leg hinges, the lymph nodes (for
assisting the lymphatic system to take toxins from each cell
and dumps into the bloodstream.)
- Position 6 makes a "T" across the center of chest.
Use the right hand to make the top of the "T" just
below the collar bones, the left hand makes the center line between
the breast plates. This position covers the heart and lungs.
- Position 7 requires the use of a heavy sweater or towel to
cover the breasts. This covers the breast bones, the breast tissue,
additional contact for the lungs, heart and arteries.
- Position 8, requires the practitioner to stand at the head
of the recipient. Place both hands over (or in) the arm pits.
This covers the additional lymph glands (for assistance in combating
lung problems, T.B., emphysema, the flu, breast and lymphatic
- Pattern 2: The Head
- The second pattern contains 4 hand positions. It's best to
stand at the head side of the recipient. As with the first pattern,
once the first hand is placed on the body, contact should not
be broken. Be careful when moving from the first patter to the
second. Even a light touch on the shoulder while you are moving
around the recipients body is enough for the energy to continue
- Position 1 requires that you use a Kleenex or a small soft
cloth over the eyes. Place the hands over both eyes, with the
index fingers along side the nose and even with the nostrils.
The heel of the practitioners hands should be resting comfortably
over the forehead area. This position covers the brain (for emotions,
increases information storage and retrieval), the pituitary gland,
the pineal gland (for women, this helps to regulate ministration
cycles)(for peace, serenity and dealing with daily routines),
the eyes and the sinuses (this position helps fight off infections,
muscle problems, sinusitis and stress headaches).
- Position 2 moves to the top of the ears on
each side of the head, just below position 1, aligning the fingers
with the ear lobes. The thumbs should now be in the same position
the little fingers were in from position 1. This position covers
the temporal lobes, inner ear (for hearing and balance) and the
cranial nerves (also for stress and anxiety).
- Position 3 requires the practitioner to gently rock the recipients
head from one side to the other. Move one hand to the back of
the head, gently rock the head as if cradling it with that one
hand, then move the free hand to the back of the head and gently
balance the head in both hands. Position 3 should be in the same
place as position 1, except in the back.. Make sure the little
fingers are touching and keep them tightly together. This position
covers the rest of the brain (for memories of sight, emotions
are also created here, and controlling functions (such as: sleep,
mood swings, hunger and temper). This is also the area that helps
to regulate the bodies temperature.
- Position 4 covers the throat and lower jaw with one hand
slightly covering the finger tips of the other hand. Do not touch
the throat, simply cup the hands and rest them gently on the
collar bones or chin. This position covers the airway, the food
way, the voice box and the thyroid gland (for regulating metabolism).
This position helps the parathyroid (which mediates calcium absorption
- Position 5 covers the ears entirely, cupping the hand around
the ear itself. This position covers the ears (for hearing and
balance), the neck muscles (where most people store stress),
the coratid artery (for high/low blood pressure and control over
- Position 6 covers the top of the head, either by placing
the heels of the hands together with the fingers pointing toward
the ears, or facing the fingers toward each other and placing
them side by side (right thumb touching left little finger.)
This position covers the portions of the brain that deal with
motor muscle neurons (helps ease the effects of cerebral palsy,
stroke, muscular dystrophy, etc.)
- Pattern 3: The Back
- Pattern 3 has 8 positions It's best to stand on the right
side of the recipient. As with the first pattern, once the first
hand is placed on the body, contact should not be broken. Be
careful when moving from the second pattern to the third. Even
a light touch on the shoulder while the recipient is turning
over onto their stomach will be enough for the energy to continue
- Position 1 places both hands on the right
side of the spine, over the shoulders. This position covers the
lungs, arteries and breast.
- Position 2 places both hands on the left side of the spine,
opposite position 1. This position covers the lungs, heart, and
- Position 3 places both hands on the right side of the spine,
below the first position over the adrenal glands. This position
covers the kidneys and adrenal gland.
- Position 4 places both hands on the left side of the spine,
over the spleen. This position covers the stomach, spleen, pancreas,
liver gallbladder and adrenal gland.
- Position 5 place one hand on the left side, the other on
the right side of the spine. This position covers the syatic
stem (for feeding the legs with nerve energy).
- Position 6 is a "T" across the coccyx. Place the
right hand to make the top of the "T" at the top of
the buttocks, the left hand makes the center line along the coccyx.
This position covers the rectum and anus (for helping to release
- Position 7 places one hand behind each knee. This position
covers the knees, and nerve connections to the feet.
- Position 8 places one hand on the bottom of each foot. This
area covers the souls of the feet.
- Source: 1, h5,
- Created: 03/28/1999 Updated: 03/10/2008