Effects of Therapeutic Touch On Tension Headache Pain

  title={Effects of Therapeutic Touch On Tension Headache Pain},
  author={E. Keller and V. Bzdek},
  journal={Nursing Research},
Therapeutic touch (TT) is a modern derivative of the laying on of hands that involves touching with the intent to help or heal. This study investigated the effects of TT on tension headache pain in comparison with a placebo simulation of TT. Sixty volunteer subjects with tension headaches were randomly divided into treatment and placebo groups. The McGill-Melzack Pain Questionnaire was used to measure headache pain levels before each intervention, immediately afterward, and 4 hours later. A… Expand
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