Therapeutic touch is an alternative medicine approach to treating medical conditions, especially pain, anxiety, and stress. It was developed by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN, in the 1970s. There is no standard training or licensing requirement for practitioners of therapeutic touch, although this technique is used most commonly by nurses.
Therapeutic touch is used for pain, cancer, osteoarthritis, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
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Practitioners of therapeutic touch believe that the world is an energy system. They think that they can heal medical conditions by manipulating a "human energy field" that hovers just above a person's skin. Practitioners of therapeutic touch sense problems in a person's energy field, and then use their hands to unblock areas of congested energy or restore the proper energy balance in a person.
There is no reliable scientific evidence to support these beliefs.
Therapeutic touch is LIKELY SAFE for most people.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Therapeutic touch is POSSIBLY SAFE when used during pregnancy and breast-feeding. There's no reason to believe that it might be harmful.
Children: Therapeutic touch is POSSIBLY SAFE when used in children. There's no reason to believe that it might be harmful.
There are no known interactions with medications. Before taking this product, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.
There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.
There are no known interactions with foods.
Therapeutic touch involves three steps. The first step is called "centering." In this phase, the therapeutic touch practitioner focuses or meditates on the intent to treat the person. The second step is "assessment." In this step, the practitioner moves his or her hands over the person's body. The hands never touch the body, but they are kept within a few centimeters of the surface of the skin. This step helps the practitioner sense problems in the energy field. The third and final step is "intervention." During this phase the practitioner moves his or her hands over the person's body, without touching the body, to unblock areas of congested energy or restore the proper energy balance in the person.
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