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Therapeutic Touch
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Therapeutic Touch?

Therapeutic Touch (TT) is a form of “energy healing” popular in the American nursing community. In the words of its official organization, “Therapeutic Touch is an intentionally directed process of energy exchange during which the practitioner uses the hands as a focus to facilitate the healing process.” 1 TT is used by nurses in a variety of settings, from the office to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). However, there is as yet no meaningful evidence that it is effective.

Safety Issues

There are no known or suspected safety risks with TT.