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Healing Touch

Healing Touch (HT) is a biofield therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing. HT complements conventional health care and is used in collaboration with other traditional, complementary and integrative approaches to health and healing.

It is considered an approved biofield therapy by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH).

HT is:

  • An energy based therapeutic approach to healing
  • Uses touch to influence the energy system affecting physical, mental, emotional, spiritual health and healing
  • The goal of HT is to restore wholeness through harmony and balance in the energy system, which places the client in a position to self-heal.

HT uses touch to influence the human energy system, specifically the human energy field that surrounds the body and the energy centers that control the energy flow from the energy field to the physical body.

These non-invasive techniques utilize the hands to clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health and healing.

The HT Practitioner fosters a heart-centered, caring relationship in which the practitioner and client come together energetically to facilitate the client’s health and healing.

HT is a conscious, intentional process of directing energy through the hands of the practitioner to the patient to facilitate the healing process.

The goal of HT is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system which places the client in a position to self heal.

Because of its extraordinarily effective results, HT is used in many hospitals and private practices around the world as an additional or stand alone healing treatment technique.

HT is an approved biofield therapy by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), a division of the National Institute of Health (NIH). It has been and continues to be endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association since 1997 and is taught in universities, medical and nursing schools and in other settings both nationally and internationally.

HT's certifying body is Healing Touch International. Healing Touch International, Inc. is a non-profit certification, education, and membership organization that serves HT providers, instructors, and the general public. The organization, established in 1996, certifies HT Practitioners and Instructors, coordinates HT research, assists integration of HT into healthcare settings, and promotes the work of HT around the world.

The organization was established in 1996 by Healing Touch founder Janet Mentgen, a nurse who wanted to bring greater healing and well being to her patients.

Who uses HT?

  • People interested in healing
  • Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers
  • All areas of the nursing profession
  • Physicians
  • Allied health personnel
  • Veterinarians

Specific benefits of HT

  • Acceleration of wound healing
  • Increased relaxation
  • Reduction of anxiety and stress
  • Increased energy/relief for chronic fatigue
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Enhances surgery recovery
  • Supports cancer care
  • Creates a sense of well-being
  • Relief of pain
  • Reduced need for pain medication
  • Prevention of illness
  • Aid in preparation for and follow-up after medical treatments and procedures
  • Support for the dying process
  • Eases acute and chronic conditions
  • Supports care for neck & back problems
  • Enhances and deepens spiritual development and connection

HT compliments traditional approaches to health and healing. Referrals to physicians and other licensed health workers are expected.

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