Healing Touch Research

Oncology Care

Oncology support bridges into many of the benefits of Healing Touch and is being actively and more widely researched as the complementary benefits continue to present themselves in oncology care.

Some of the client reported benefits of Healing Touch in an oncology setting include:

  • increased vitality and energy
  • decreased headaches and body aches
  • increase in mental clarity
  • emotional well-being
  • reduction in symptoms associated with traditional treatments
  • sense of peace and wholeness
  • reduced anxiety and nervousness
  • decreased nausea
  • decreased pain
  • increased fortitude and strength of spirit
  • increased spiritual connection

"There is equivocal evidence for biofield therapies' effects on fatigue and quality of life for cancer patients, as well as for comprehensive pain outcomes and affect in pain patients, and for decreasing anxiety in cardiovascular patients."

Read additional information: Biofield Therapies: Helpful or Full of Hype? A Best Evidence Synthesis

For additional research, please visit: www.healingtouchresearch.com/studies/cancer


Healing Touch Augments Radiation Therapy, Cynthia A. Loveland Cook, Ph.D., R.N.; Joanne F. Guerrerio, R.N.; and Victoria E. Slater, Ph.D., R.N. Originally published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 3, pp. 34-40. Healing Touch and Immunity in Advanced Cervical Cancer Patients, Susan Lutgendorf, PhD, University of Iowa | National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) Abstract: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3010350/ The Effect of Therapeutic Massage and Healing Touch on Cancer Patients. Janice Post-White, RN, PhD,FAAN Mary Ellen Kinney, RN, BA, CHTP, Carol Wilcox, RN, MS, I.J. Lerner, MD, and J. Bernsten, RN. Article: www.csh.umn.edu/prod/groups/ahc/@pub/@ahc/@csh/documents/asset/ahc_asset_166113.pdf Complementary Medicine for Fatigue and Cortisol Variability in Breast Cancer Survivors, S. Jain. A randomized controlled trial. 2011. Abstract: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/cncr.26345/full Biofield Therapies: Helpful or Full of Hype? A Best Evidence Synthesis International Journal of Behavioral Medicine March 2010, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 1-16


This information comes from both clinical research through Scholarly journals, Google scholar, and also observed and reported in Healing Touch sessions. All sessions are individual and will have individualized outcomes.


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