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"Doctors and nurses request Healing Touch regularly for their in-patients. It's an intervention we wouldn't want to do without." -- Hob Osterlund, RN, MS, Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Find the latest in research, published articles, and info on how to integrate Healing Touch into the health care system.

Military Medicine Journal - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) remains a significant problem in returning military and warrants swift and effective treatment. We conducted a randomized controlled trial to determine whether a complementary medicine intervention (Healing Touch with Guided Imagery [HT+GI]) reduced PTSD symptoms as compared to treatment as usual (TAU) returning combat-exposed active duty military with significant PTSD symptoms. [View Article...]


Research on Healing Touch & Advanced Cervical Cancer 2010:  Preservation of Immune Function in Cervical Cancer Patients during Chemoradiation using a Novel Integrative Approach article accepted for publication in Brain, Behavior and Immunity Journal, official journal of the Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. The findings of this prospective randomized clinical study suggests that intensively administered HT (sessions every day of radiation treatments for the 6 weeks of chemoradiation) has positive effects in preserving natural killer (NK) cell activity and reducing depressed mood during chemoradiation therapy for patients with advanced cervical cancer.  [READ ABSTRACT...]


Research studies: Nearly 100 Healing Touch studies have been conducted and documented.  View the most complete list of Healing Touch research anywhere.  Categories include cancer, cardiovascular disease, death and dying, HIV disease, pain, pediatrics, post operative recovery, stress, and others.


Healing Touch Research Survey: This comprehensive booklet includes information on completed and planned Healing Touch studies (expanded information from what is listed on this website). 


How to conduct Healing Touch research:  Your questions are answered in this FAQ about conducting research.  Guidelines for Research Proposals: Learn about the process of writing a funding request for a research project.  Thank you to the American Holistic Nurses Association for permission to use this article. 


Research consultations: Lead by the Research Director Joel Anderson, PhD, HTI-P, HTI Board Member, who constructs valuable research studies throughout the world.  This committee helps educate others of the updated research with Healing Touch.  Contact Joel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Healing Touch in the news: View recent national and international publicity about Healing Touch.  Or view a complete listing of nearly 200 published articles and documents spanning the past ten years.  See bibliography 


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