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  • Writer's pictureEmily Manchester

Healing Touch and Its Impact on Health

Healing touch is a treatment therapy whereby the practitioner uses their hands in an intentional and heart-centered way to facilitate and support emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental health. It is a magnetic field therapy that takes an energy based approach towards health and healing.

Healing touch treatment employs the gift of touch with the aim of influencing the body’s energy system and specifically the energy field around the body as well as the energy centers responsible for the flow between the energy field and the body itself.

It is a non-invasive technique that uses the hands to energize, balance, and clear the energy fields around the human body thereby affecting the mental, spiritual, and physical health. It is solely based on a caring relationship that is heart-centered where the practitioner and patient come together energetically so as to facilitate healing and good health.

The main goal of healing touch treatment is to restore harmony and balance within the energy system placing the patient in a position that allows them to self-heal.

Research on Healing Touch

Research on healing touch has been conducted in a myriad of settings and with many situations and problems that include but are not limited to:

  • Stress.

  • Cancer.

  • Post surgery recovery.

  • Death and dying.

  • Psychology/psychotherapy.

  • Endocrine/immune function.

  • Patient satisfaction and experience.

  • Pain.

The studies show that there is a great favor in considering healing touch treatment as an integrative treatment and that it is highly assessed. Healing touch treatment has in fact been promoted by several organizations for alternative and complementary medicine.

How healing touch works

Over the years, theories have been developed to explain how healing touch treatment works, and the two common theories are based on holistic healing and quantum physics. Theoretically, the treatment corrects all defects in the energy fields around the body thereby facilitating spiritual, mental, and physical healing.

The treatment focuses on getting rid of congestions that form in the body’s energy centers and fields. Once the disturbances and imbalances are cleared, the energy channels go back to performing their task that is integrating the mind, soul, and body thereby restoring health and promoting healing. It may also be helpful in preventing future problems by restoring balance to the energy field disturbances that would have resulted in problems.

Benefits of Healing Touch

  • It is a non-invasive procedure that does not use injections, incisions, or surgery.

  • Research indicates that healing touch therapy enhances healing and facilitates relaxation.

  • It is nontoxic as there are no pharmaceuticals involved.

  • It is economical as there is no equipment involved and requires no special setting

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