Healing Touch Research:

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The Basis of the Healing Touch Research site will introduce you to the purpose and types of research, the links between theory and research, considerations in being a good consumer of Healing Touch research, topics in HT research and how to access this research for your own information and use.

What Types of Studies Have Been Done to Date?

It is important to know that a great deal of research is being done involving Healing Touch therapies and other healing modalities. Whole journals are devoted to reporting of research so the body of knowledge is continually growing.

Many studies in Healing Touch modalities have been funded by internationally recognized funding bodies such as the National Institute of Health, NASA and special interest groups. Published and unpublished studies and pilot studies have been conducted looking at the impact of HT therapies on many disease conditions and symptoms such as:

  • Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Palliative (Hospice) Care
  • Immunological Dysfunction
  • Endocrine Conditions (HIV and Diabetes)
  • Headaches
  • Postoperative Wound Complications
  • Pediatric Conditions
  • Alcoholism
  • Premenopausal Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • PTSD

    Symptoms explored have included but are not limited to:

  • Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Stress
  • Nausea