Therapeutic Touch is fairly like the practice of Reiki. It likewise shares a few common similarities with the "laying on of hands" as a way of transporting healing energy to somebody who requires it.
Particular Asian cultures have long thought that life energy flows through un-seeable pathways inside the body. And, masters of qigong (an exercise from Traditional Chinese Medicine) trust that they may utilize their own energy to assist other people.
In the West, the thought of human energy fields may be traced back to the 18th century work of Franz Anton Mesmer, a German physician who thought that illness was induced by instabilities in the body's magnetic forces.
He thought he may restore magnetic balance through the utilization of soothing words and calming gestures, a process he called Mesmerism.
In the 1970s, Delores Krieger, PhD, RN, who was then a professor of nursing at NYU, and Dora Kunz, a natural therapist, formulated therapeutic touch.
More than a 100 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada teach it. It's promoted by a lot of professional nursing organizations.
An American Hospital study conducted in '05 noted that approximately 30% of 1400 replying hospitals provided therapeutic touch. 1000s of health care professionals, largely nurses, have learned it worldwide. A lot of nonprofessionals have likewise learned the process.
Therapeutic Touch is commonly considered safe if presented by trained professionals. A few of the reported side effects include nausea, dizziness, restlessness, and excitability.
Relying on this treatment solely and delaying or avoiding conventional medical care for many illnesses might have grave health consequences.