Touch the pain away: new research on therapeutic touch and persons with fibromyalgia syndrome.

@article{Denison2004TouchTP,
  title={Touch the pain away: new research on therapeutic touch and persons with fibromyalgia syndrome.},
  author={Barbara B. Denison},
  journal={Holistic nursing practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={142-51}
}
This pilot study tested the effectiveness of 6 therapeutic touch treatments on the experience of pain and quality of life for persons with fibromyalgia syndrome. Its findings support that subjects who received therapeutic touch had a statistically significant decrease in pain for each pretherapeutic to posttherapeutic touch treatment, as well as significant improvement in quality of life from pre-first to pre-sixth treatment. Therapeutic touch may be an effective treatment for relieving pain… CONTINUE READING

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