Therapeutic Touch,™ a contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices, is a consciously directed process of energy exchange during which Practitioners use their hands as a focus for facilitating healing.
Therapeutic Touch practitioners are educated to modify a person’s energy field when disease or illness obstructs or depletes their flow of energy. Based on the belief that the body can heal itself, Therapeutic Touch is a method of helping a person to mobilize their own natural healing abilities.
Therapeutic Touch is based on the following assumptions:
- The human being is an open energy system composed of layers of energy that are in constant interaction with self, others, and the environment.
- Illness is an imbalance in an individual’s energy field.
- Clearing or balancing the energy field promotes health.
- All humans have natural abilities to heal and enhance the healing in others.
Now, with a base of solid and continuing research, Therapeutic Touch™ is being taught and practiced throughout the world. It is taught at numerous universities and colleges in Canada and the United States. It is being accepted in the policies and procedures of an increasing number of health care institutions worldwide and as a nursing intervention in a number of Ontario hospitals. It is categorized as a biofield by the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Biofield therapies are techniques that intend to affect energy fields that surround and penetrate the human body. (excerpted from the TTNO website)
To learn more about Therapeutic Touch™ and the research which shows Therapeutic Touch™ works, go to: http://www.therapeutictouchontario.org