Therapeutic Touch® is a contemporary interpretation of several known ancient laying-on-of-hands healing practices. In 1970, Delores Krieger, PhD, RN, professor emeritus of Nursing at New York University, and Dora Kunz, a gifted energy healer, developed and standardized the technique. This standardization generated much interest in doing research on the effects of TT treatments. Gradually, Therapeutic Touch® has gained recognition and is now offered in health centres, hospitals and cancer canters in Canada, the US, and beyond.
Therapeutic Touch is based on the following assumptions:
The human being is an open energy system composed of layers of energy constantly interacting with the 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.
Research and clinical experience have shown that Therapeutic Touch is effective in the following areas:
To promote relaxation
Reduce anxiety and stress
facilitating the body’s natural processes
fostering a sense of peace and acceptance.
 University of Minnesota, “Therapeutic Touch,” Available at: https://www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/therapeutic-touch.
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 The Free Dictionary, “Therapeutic Touch,” available at: https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/therapeutic+touch.
“Before I received TT I was a little skeptical but I am now confident that your treatments are helping me to cope with my health problems. I feel more positive and have been able to gradually get back to my regular routines".