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Healing Touch Therapy - Posted: April 15, 2010
By Shari Rudavsky

Six years ago, when Kimberly Bell, manager of the St. Francis Pain Center, started doing Healing Touch on her chronic pain patients, people -- even many colleagues -- thought she was crazy...


Healing Touch Program Director, Cynthia Hutchison - Interviewed - March 10, 2009
By Colleen M. Quinn

If you’ve never heard of the Healing Touch Program, chances are that you probably will in the near future. A form of energy work, Healing Touch has been gaining recognition over the years as an effective way of facilitating physical and emotional healing...


Healing Touch practitioners tout benefits - March 01, 2009
By Ashley Andyshak

Carol Miller held a pendulum above the woman on the massage table Saturday afternoon, watching as the small ball spun and swung as it assessed her "energy system."

 


TwinCities.com - August 12, 2008
Healing Touch Helps Heart Bypass Patients
By: Mara Fink

Some health practitioners think they have found the right touch — literally — for heart surgery patients.

A new study by St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul finds healing touch, a non-invasive and pain-free therapy, helps decrease anxiety and shorten the length of hospital stays for heart bypass patients...


Current.com - July 28, 2008
Study Entices Thoughts Of Hands-On Healing
By: Hilary Waldman

Steeped in white-coat science since she earned her Ph.D. in cell biology at Columbia University 20 years ago, Gloria Gronowicz is about the last person you'd expect to put stock in the touchy-feely discipline of energy medicine.But then the University of Connecticut researcher saw it with her own eyes, under a high-power microscope in her own laboratory, where, once, only well-accepted biological building blocks — proteins, mitochondria, DNA and the like — got respect.


Times-News.com - July 22, 2008
Hospital offers a Healing Touch for patients
By: Emily Hohenwarter/Times-News

Springer, a certified Healing Touch practitioner at Alamance Regional Medical Center, calls what she's doing "unruffling." She is smoothing out the energy surrounding Ford to achieve balance in the body.

Thanks to a recent grant from the Susan G. Komen Foundation, patients like Ford, who is a breast cancer survivor, can be "unruffled" free of charge.


ScienceBlog.com - Los Angeles,CA,USA- July 2, 2008
Effects of Healing Touch Therapy Being Studied

Now, UC researchers are looking at a similar occurrence by pairing a complementary therapy known as Healing Touch with mild sedation to see if the technique truly calms patients undergoing minor procedures.


Healing Touch Program
Rady Children's Hospital's, Lisa Thompson was here to teach us about the healing touch program that's helping cancer patients get through tough times.
Shown on KUSI, San Diego News
Good Morning San Diego
Featuring Lisa Thompson CHTP/I
Posted: June 24, 2008
Story and Video Link: Healing Touch Program with Lisa Thompson


Healing Touch Aids Cancer Patients
Lisa Thompson, an RN at Rady Children's Hospital, appeared live on the FOX6 morning news to discuss healing touch. Lisa explained how this form of integrative medicine works in conjunction with traditional medicine to assist patients in healing.
Shown on FOX6 News (San Diego)
Featuring Lisa Thompson CHTP/I
Posted: May 17, 2008
Story and Video Link: Healing Touch Aids Cancer Patients


San Fransisco Cronicle- May 26, 2008
Energy therapy: Where mysticism meets science

By Carrie Sturrock, Chronicle Staff Writer

Anne Broderick believes she can use her hands to alter the energy fields of others to help them heal, taking away fatigue, stress and nausea.


OC Register- May 14, 2008
Healing Touch therapy can complement traditional medicine

By Carine Nadel

Healing Touch is an energy-based therapy that we all have the ability to use. It is basically an electrical field (aura) that is distributed throughout the body. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with traditional medical treatments.


US NEWS and World Report- January 9, 2008
Embracing Alternative Care
Top hospitals put unorthodox therapies into practice


By Avery Comarow

"To be blunt, if my wife and I didn't think it was helping him, we wouldn't have continued with it," says Dan Polley. He's talking about Mikey, the Polleys' 2½-year-old in the next room, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was 6 months old. ...

This article provides a good picture of what is happening with CAM in hospitals.


RADIO BROADCAST

7th Wave network talk radio show
"Creative Pathways: Balancing for Wholeness" with host Deborah Lallier, CHTP
2/22/07 - Healing Touch: Hands-On Energy Balancing for Wholeness
Do you want to heal faster, reduce pain, anxiety or depression, and even leave the hospital sooner? Discover the healing potential of Healing Touch, a holistic energy therapy which uses light or near-body touch to help clear, balance and energize the human energy system. Join Deborah as she talks with Kimberly Gray RN, CHTP/I and Vicki Slater RN, PhD, CHTP/I about the Healing Touch Program at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida, the physics of energy healing, and the significant findings of current research on the use of Healing Touch in conjunction with traditional medical care or as a stand alone treatment. Empower yourself to help expedite the healing process by learning one of these simple and effective hands-on healing techniques!

Radio Broadcast listen here: 2/22/07 - Healing Touch: Hands-On Energy Balancing for Wholeness
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NEWS STORIES

Healing Touch Program
Rady Children's Hospital's, Lisa Thompson was here to teach us about the healing touch program that's helping cancer patients get through tough times.
Shown on KUSI, San Diego News
Good Morning San Diego
Featuring Lisa Thompson CHTP/I
Posted: June 24, 2008
Story and Video Link: Healing Touch Program with Lisa Thompson


Healing Touch Aids Cancer Patients
Lisa Thompson, an RN at Rady Children's Hospital, appeared live on the FOX6 morning news to discuss healing touch. Lisa explained how this form of integrative medicine works in conjunction with traditional medicine to assist patients in healing.
Shown on FOX6 News (San Diego)
Featuring Lisa Thompson CHTP/I
Posted: May 17, 2008
Story and Video Link: Healing Touch Aids Cancer Patients


Healing Touch – acupuncture without the needles
More mainstream hospitals are now using Healing Touch therapy.
Shown on News 8, Austin Texas
Featuring Kimberly Gray CHTP/I
Posted: April 5, 2007
Story and Video Link: Healing Touch – acupuncture without the needles


One San Diego hospital is sending heart patients home, in less pain and sooner than expected. Peggy Pico explains how touch therapy is turning some cases into success stories.
Video of Healing Touch story on 7/39 news KNSD - San Diego, CA
Featuring Mimi Guarneri, MD, Scripps Integrative Medicine
Posted: August 15, 2006
Video Link: Healing Touch San Diego, CA


St. Joe's expert explains her 'healing touch'
Video of Healing Touch story on ABC Action News report Tampa, FL
Featuring Kimberly Garcia
Posted: April 7, 2006
Story and Video Link: http://www.abcactionnews.com/stories/2006/04/060407cancer.shtml


Video of Healing Touch
on Fox 13 Good Day Tampa Bay

Featuring Kimberly Garcia
Posted: March 8, 2006
Video Link: Click Here


Local Heart Center Uses Healing Touch Therapy
Video of Healing Touch story on (WCCO) St. Paul, MN Channel 4 News
Reported by Dennis Douda, Featuring Barb MacIntyre
Posted: February 8, 2006
Story and Video Link: http://wcco.com/seenon/local_story_039184834.html


PUBLISHED ARTICLES

San Fransisco Cronicle- May 26, 2008
Energy therapy: Where mysticism meets science

By Carrie Sturrock, Chronicle Staff Writer

Anne Broderick believes she can use her hands to alter the energy fields of others to help them heal, taking away fatigue, stress and nausea.


OC Register- May 14, 2008
Healing Touch therapy can complement traditional medicine

By Carine Nadel

Healing Touch is an energy-based therapy that we all have the ability to use. It is basically an electrical field (aura) that is distributed throughout the body. It can be used by itself or in conjunction with traditional medical treatments.


US NEWS and World Report- January 9, 2008
Embracing Alternative Care
Top hospitals put unorthodox therapies into practice


By Avery Comarow

"To be blunt, if my wife and I didn't think it was helping him, we wouldn't have continued with it," says Dan Polley. He's talking about Mikey, the Polleys' 2½-year-old in the next room, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was 6 months old. ...

This article provides a good picture of what is happening with CAM in hospitals.


NEW YORK (Reuters)- November 16, 2007
Healing Touch therapy thrives despite skeptics

By Vivianne Rodrigues

It's not traditional medicine but patients love it: an unconventional therapy called the healing touch that is gaining acceptance in some U.S. hospitals. ...


Healing Touch: A new patient outreach program
Special for USA TODAY - November 5, 2007

By Phil Galewitz

Susan Iliff was out of the hospital within four days after open-heart surgery and never needed any pain medication.


The Touch That Heals

Publix GreenWise Market Magazine - October 2007

Hands-on energy therapies are growing in popularity, and science is beginning to document their health benefits.


Scripps Doctors Give Touch Therapy A Big Hand
Research Suggests It Speeds Healing, Reduces Anxiety

NBC Sandiego.com - San Diego,CA,USA, August 1, 2006

The hospital is now using certified healing touch therapists to give patients a hand before surgery and the results are grabbing the attention of medical ...


The Healing Power of Touch
In churches and elsewhere, the ancient practice of hands-on healing is being revived.

By Lori Erickson August 1, 2006

Catherine Palter recalled being skeptical as she began her first session of a complementary therapy, known as Healing Touch, to try to ease the nausea, fatigue and feelings of fear and worry that accompanied her breast cancer treatment.


Healing Touch for Animals
Energy Work for Our Companions
By Lara Evans Bracciante

"Healing Touch for Animals, Energy Work for Our Companions" By Lara Evans Bracciante was published in Massage and Bodywork, Aug/Sept 2005 http://www.massageandbodywork.com/Articles/AugSep2005/HealingTouchforAnimals.html

I didn’t know other people couldn’t see energy until I was 30 years old,” says Carol Komitor, creator of Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) and the Komitor Healing Method.


High Tech & Healing Touch
By Stephen Kiesling

"High-Tech & Healing Touch" By Stephen Kiesling was first published in Spirituality & Health magazine, April 2004 www.SpiritualityHealth.com

On the cutting edge of cardiac medicine, in a mainstream hospital, the best of East and West meet as Mimi Guarneri, M.D., and Rauni King, R.N., create a hospital for the future.

 


Healing Touch for Breast Cancer Patients
By Kathy Turner, RNC, NP, CHTP

"Healing Touch for Breast Cancer Patients" By Kathy Turner, RNC, NP, CHTP was published in Stanford Nurse, Fall 2005 Stanford Nurse

Healing Partners is an example of community service at its best. It brings together Stanford staff, volunteer health care providers, and multiple sites in the medical center and the surrounding area to offer ongoing energy work to women diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

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Spirituality and the Nurse Practitioner Role
By: Sandra Kay Farneti, NP-S

Published in: ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners http://nurse-practitioners.advanceweb.com

Life in the 21st century is fast-paced and filled with stress. Many adults, both young and old, seek health care for stress-related conditions. As nurse practitioners, our focus is to minister to the whole person: body, mind and spirit. Although the primary emphasis of NP practice is the treatment of the physical body, the scientific evidence today supports the importance of addressing the spiritual aspect of each person under our care.


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Healing Touch – The changing paradigm of Health Care
By: Margaret Nies, Healing Touch Program

Healing Touch is a term that is being heard more and more frequently as people find out about the beneficial aspects of this effective, alternative healing modality. Most frequently, in speaking with people, I hear “Healing Touch, I’ve heard of that.” It is usually followed by a request for an explanation.