“My task is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel — it is to make you see…If I succeed, you shall find there encouragement, consolation, fear, charm… and, perhaps, also that glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask.” Joseph Conrad

What is it about the power of the written word that can draw throngs of people—over 100,000 in a single weekend—to a book fair in Tucson, Arizona? What is it in the magical promise of words that can excite readers to loyally follow their favorite authors, expediting their books’ trajectory paths to best-seller status almost overnight?

Worldwide membership in book clubs has been cultivated by celebrities like Oprah, bookstores, libraries, community centers, etc. A conservative estimate puts the number of book clubs in the United States at well over 100, 000. In the United Kingdom, book clubs are estimated to number 50,000. There are even online book clubs with chapters in the US and many other countries around the world. That’s a lot of people reading and discussing a lot of books.

Why? I think it’s because readers of all ages yearn to be inspired, fulfilled, challenged, comforted, entertained, and educated. It doesn’t matter what their personal circumstances are. They are human. They share the human condition, feeling the fear and pain that everyone experiences sometimes. But they can escape, for a while, into a different world through the power of words—a tapestry an author has woven.

I, too, love to lose myself in a good book. But I know something that is even more helpful and comforting than escaping into the written word. And that is learning and sharing Bio-Touch. This unique touch-healing technique effectively addresses the pain and fear inherent in the human condition, simply by using human fingertips to lightly touch specific points on the body. Bio-Touch uses this power of touch to bring down pain levels (and the accompanying fear), stress, inflammation, and symptoms of disease. Studies have shown that after a session, people feel relaxed and cared for. That’s why we say Bio-Touch is a gift to humanity—because it’s our birthright to be healthy, happy, and loved.

So, just like the power of the written word, the power of Bio-Touch can help people glimpse that nugget of truth for which, as Joseph Conrad quoted above, they had forgotten to ask.