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Keywords

healing touch, recovery, therapeutic touch, trauma

 

Authors

  1. Burr, Joyce P. MSN, RN, AHN-BC, CHTP

Abstract

Healing touch has potential as a complementary therapeutic option for trauma recovery. Healing touch and its predecessor, therapeutic touch, effectively and holistically improve physiologic and psychologic complaints, health perception, and well-being. Support for the incorporation of healing touch therapy in the recovery regime of individuals recuperating from trauma is suggested.