When I use radiance techniques for distance healing on my children and my other family, I also do what I call DNA prayer. I have collected from them a few clips of fingernails and a few strands of hair. I keep them inside metal containers for energy (electricity) conduction. I hold this in my hands as I say my prayers for them, and often I use soft cup headphones to attach the phones to the container and play sounds with high vibrations like the Lord's Prayer, both English and in Aramaic, the 91st Psalm, various forms of OM, monks chanting, the Gayatri Mantra (said to be the highest vibrational sound outside of OM), and just a looped recording of "I Love You." I refer you to two bodies of research specifically that I like, there really are hundreds, but one is Emoto on the effects of sound on water see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masaru_Emoto. (Link below) Gregg Braden's work on the Divine Matrix. (Link below). What is clear is that we can effect a change with our intent and heartfelt desire to help. Where in the world we are and where our intended recipient is matters not at all.