Healing touch uses gentle, intentional touch that contributes to balanced physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Healing touch at a glance
“Healing touch is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered energy therapy using gentle, intentional touch that assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. Classified by the National Institutes of Health as a biofield therapy and nursing intervention, healing touch may be used to address the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association diagnosis (NANDA-1) of ‘imbalanced energy field.’”1Healing Beyond Borders. What Is Healing Touch? Viewed August 24, 2021. Universities, medical and nursing schools, and other facilities around the world offer training in this energy-therapy technique.
Healing touch has been investigated almost exclusively for managing side effects and symptoms, with preliminary evidence of effects on depression, fatigue, pain, and stress.
Healing touch is sometimes investigated with these other biofield energy therapies:
CancerChoices ratings for healing touch
We rate healing touch on seven attributes, with 0 the lowest rating and 5 the highest.
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