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