Effects of healing touch in clinical practice: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.

@article{Anderson2011EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of healing touch in clinical practice: a systematic review of randomized clinical trials.},
  author={Joel G. Anderson and Ann G. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of holistic nursing : official journal of the American Holistic Nurses' Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={221-8}
}
Hands-on healing and energy-based interventions have been found in cultures throughout history around the world. These complementary therapies, rooted in ancient Eastern healing practices, are becoming mainstream. Healing Touch, a biofield therapy that arose in the nursing field in the late 1980s, is used in a variety of settings (i.e., pain centers, surgical settings, and private practices) with reported benefits (i.e., decreased anxiety, pain, and depressive behaviors; increased relaxation… CONTINUE READING

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