- December 15, 2014
Common Effects of Therapeutic Touch
Over thirty doctoral & post doctoral dissertations as well as master theses have been done on Therapeutic Touch. In early 1994, Therapeutic Touch was the recipient of a research grant awarded to alternative therapies by the United States National Institute of Health, Washington, D.C. Research and clinical experience have shown its effectiveness in:
promotion of relaxation and eliciting the Relaxation Response.
reduction of anxiety.
changing the patient’s perception of pain.
facilitating the body’s natural restorative processes.
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What is Therapeutic Touch?
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This technique was first brought to our attention in 1972 as a modern healing method, by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, and her colleague, Dora Kunz.
Therapeutic Touch®, a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices, is a consciously-directed process during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process. The intervention is administered with the intent to enable people to re-pattern their energy field toward wholeness and health, thereby enhancing the client’s own ability to heal. Therapeutic Touch can be used by itself, or as a complement to other interventions.
For Your Health
Therapeutic Touch is used by health professionals, holistic practitioners, therapists, counsellors, clergy, educators and private individuals in hospitals, hospices and palliative care units. Now, with a base of continuing research, Therapeutic Touch is taught and practised throughout the world, including numerous universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. It is accepted in the policies and procedures of an increasing number of health care institutions world wide and as an intervention in a number of Ontario hospitals. For a more detailed description of Therapeutic Touch, click here. The Therapeutic Touch Network of Ontario has produced a DVD, Therapeutic Touch™ – The DVD, designed as an educational view of Therapeutic Touch, as developed by Dolores Krieger and Dora Kunz. To order this DVD click here.
If you are interested in having a guest speaker come to talk about Therapeutic Touch to your group or organization, please contact the office