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Healing Touch Is Making News

USA Today, Scientific America, India's Mumbai Mirror, and other publications have recently published articles about Healing Touch.  USA TODAYMUMBAI MIRROR, REUTERS.

Below are the latest national and international news articles that mention Healing Touch.

Omaha, NE Methodist Hospital - May 13, 2024, Methodist employees complete another Healing Touch course. View article and video here.

Omaha, NE Methodist Hospital - November 20, 2023,  Healing Touch is underway at the Nebraska Methodist Hospital in Omaha, NE. View Article and Video.

Nebraska Methodist Hospital offers Healing Touch to patients - August 24, 2022, Methodist Hospital nurse Jane Bies, BSN, RN, CHHC, CHTP/I, a certified Healing Touch practitioner, presented Healing Touch to Methodist’s Pain Performance Improvement Committee in February 2019. She noted that the five-course, energy-based therapy training was developed by a registered nurse. View the video.

Healing Touch in South Africa - Planting Seeds of Hope in South Africa. Watch Debra Denker CHTP/I in action while providing and teaching Healing Touch in South Africa. View her video.

Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine, Hackensack University Medical Center - Maywood, New Jersey. Healing Touch is offered within this Healthcare system.

UW Health (University of Wisconsin Health) - July 9, 2018, UW Health Integrative Health's Healing Touch is a non-invasive therapy that can be included as part of a holistic approach to self-care. View their Healing Touch video.

US News - June 5, 2018, Does your child need an energy healer? Click here to view testimonial article.

Integrative Practitioner - February 1, 2018, From research into practice: Nurse Rauni Prittinen King RN, MIH, HNB-BC, CHTP/I and Healing Touch in the Veteran’s Administration.

A Clean Mind Is Good for Your Health - December 2017, AARP article discussion of the Glymphatic System.  A newly discovered toxin-removal system may be the key to preventing brain disease.

Psychology Today: Energetic Therapies in Mental Health Care - December 28, 2017, This blog post is intended as a short introduction to diverse 'energetic' therapies and their uses in mental health care. Future posts will review the evidence for individual energetic therapies in more depth.

Mental Health Wellness and Biofield Therapies: An Integrative Review - October 2017, by Lucrezia Mangione, MA, LCPC, CHTP/I, DCEP ORCID Icon, Diane Swengros, MSN, RN, BC, CHTP & Joel G. Anderson, PhD, CHTP. Biofield therapies such as Healing Touch and Reiki increase relaxation, decrease anxiety and stress, and improve mood. Understanding the efficacy of these therapies in terms of mental health wellness is important for nurses interested in complementary and integrative care.

PainPathways Magazine - October 16, 2017, an article about Healing Touch and Pain.  For a more detailed explanation on energy medicine, Pain Pathways Magazine reached out to Deborah Larrimore CHTP/I of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Integrative Medicine department and Tao Care.

Chakra Healing - Listen to Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere read from her book Chakra Healing in this audiobook excerpt.

Native Wisdom - May 24, 2017, Renowned healer, Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere, shares how she came to learn Native Wisdom from tribal elders.

Grounding Your Energy as a Healer - May 24, 2017, CHI Scientific Advisor, Rev. Rosalyn Bruyere, and Dr. Shamini Jain explore healing, energy and grounding.

Children's Hospital Omaha, NE - May 23, 2016, Sheila Mee CHTP/I, of Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, works with children of all ages easing their pain. With Healing Touch therapy, some Omaha hospitals have 'holistic approach' to easing pain at their fingertips.  View additional Video

Journal of Holistic Nursing - The June 2016 issue includes three articles from Healing Beyond Borders members.  Two are about Healing Touch (one from Deb Goldberg, Diane Wardell, and their coauthors; another from Joel Anderson and his coauthors) and the third is about intercessory prayer in dementia from Der-Fa Lu, Laura Hart, and colleagues. Congratulations!

UC Health at Memorial Hospital Central, Colorado Springs, CO - October 6, 2015, The light touch energy therapy affects people differently, but it almost always leaves a person in a deeper state of relaxation - exactly what the body needs to heal. Read The Gazette Article.

St. Luke’s Wood River Center for Community Health, Ketchum, ID - October 29, 2015, Healing Touch therapy is at least as effective as traditional nursing care for reduction in pain and reducing anxiety, according to a study published in the Journal of Holistic Nursing. Healing Touch therapy is offered at St. Luke’s Wood River. They say you don't have to be sick to seek the therapy and it benefits just about everyone. They also offer a class so you can learn how to give the healing touch on your own. Read Article and watch the News Clip.

US Department of Veterans Affairs - Healing Touch published by US Department of Veterans Affairs. View Video

Planetree: Wellness/Relaxation - Healing Beyond Borders is now featured on Planetree Marketplace. Planetree, Inc. is a mission based not-for-profit organization that partners with healthcare organizations around the world and across the care continuum to transform how care is delivered. Powered by over 50,000 focus groups with patients, families, and staff, and over 35 years of experience working with healthcare organizations, Planetree is uniquely positioned to represent the patient voice and advance how professional caregivers engage with patients and families.

Mind, Body, Green Newsletter: How a Traumatic Braing Injury Inspired Me to Become an Energy Healer.  Today I continue to help patients discover their innate ability to heal themselves through energy therapy. I continue to work in a Surgical ICU and teach other nurses there about Healing Touch. My patients experience less pain, less anxiety and a faster recovery while in the hospital. Healing Touch has truly become my passion and life's work.  Read Andrea Mutascio CHTP Full Article Here.

The ASCO Post: The Society for Integrative Oncology - SIO Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Use of Integrative Therapies as Supportive Care in Patients Treated for Breast Cancer.  Healing Touch and other CAM therapies identified as supportive in Cancer Therapy. Healing Touch in particular is mentioned under Depression/Mood and Pain. Read Article.

Healing Touch and Healing Beyond Borders featured in Dec., 2014 Massage Magazine - Healing Touch is a relaxing nurturing energy therapy—and combining it with massage can be a powerful combination. Healing Touch grew out of the nursing practice of Janet Mentgen, R.N., CHTP/I, in 1989, in collaboration with the American Holistic Nurses Association. Based on her nursing practice and the study and influence of other healers, including Alice Bailey, Rosalyn Bruyere, Brugh Joy and Barbara Brennan, the course of study was developed as a continuing education program for nurses, massage therapists, physicians, allied health care professionals and anyone interested in learning the practice. Learn more about Healing Touch and Massage in this article.

The Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine Annual Conference (ABIHM) - The 14th Annual Conference was held in St. Petersburg, Florida during November 2013 and was a huge success!  Board members of Healing Beyond Borders were there proudly and professionally representing Healing Touch. The new Healing Beyond Borders display was shown to approximately 500 MD attendees. Pictured left to right is Rauni King RN, BSN, MIH, HN-BC, CHTP/I; Denise DeForest Pastoor MEd, APRN, BC, CHTP/I; Kimberly Gray RN, BA, HN-BC, LMT, NCTMB, CHTP/I.  They said the conference was fantastic and Healing Beyond Borders was well represented with dignity, professionalism and clarity! 


Dr. Oz - Dr. Oz features Chakras, mentions Healing Touch. Visit Dr. Oz’s website, and scroll down to the show airing 10.22.13 “The Secrets in Your Chakras: Seven Energy Centers”, or search for chakras. [Click Here to view website…]

Arizona Public Media - Vets Navigate Reentry to Civilian Life - Aired on NPR May 6, 2013. The Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) center on the fourth floor of the University of Arizona Student Union provides student veterans with a study space and resources to help navigate civilian life. Veterans’ transition from military to civilian life affects many more people than the former service members, and a number of Arizona programs are working to ease that shift.

Heal With Your Heart: An Introduction to Healing Touch - Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York has posted a video blog of their Healing Touch pilot class done by Sue Hess, PhD, CHTP, HTI Intructor-in-Training and Lynda Beaupin, MD.  [View Article...]

Fairview Medical Center - March 26, 2012, Located in Red Wing, Minnesota, Sarah Stinson and June Woitas Rodgers, both Certified Healing Touch International Practitioners, are interviewed and pictured in an article for their local newspaper "Red Wing Republican Eagle".  The Fairview Medical Center is on their way to providing Healing Touch

A Spirit of Compassion - March 25, 2012, Deborah Larrimore, a Certified Healing Touch International Practitioner and Instructor, talks about Healing Touch and the spirit of compassion in health care through this wonderfully presented video.

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center - January 19, 2012, Deborah Larrimore, Dr. Kathy Kemper and Dr. Chuck Tegeler integrate Healing Touch into their health care at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Greenwich Hospital - November 17, 2011, in Greenwich, Connecticut Healing Touch is being provided to patients at the Greenwich Hospital, a suburb of Manhattan. Video by Healing Quest.

Duke University Medical Center - April 6, 2011, a short story, with interviews featuring Jon Seskevich RN, CHTP a University of North Carolina School of Nursing grad, and his work with stress management and Healing Touch at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

HTI Board of Directors Response Letter to NCCAM Draft Strategic Planning. [Read Letter...]

American Pain Foundation - August 5, 2010, Greenwich Hospital talks about how Healing Touch helps to restore normal energy balance.

HealingPartners-5yearsHealing Partners Celebrate 5 Years of Caring - HEALING PARTNERS, a program for breast cancer patients run by Women’s Health at Stanford, celebrates its fifth anniversary this month, according to Kathy Turner, the research nurse practitioner who directs the program. Healing Partners pairs women diagnosed with breast cancer with a volunteer Healing Touch practitioner.  Healing Touch is a gentle, non-invasive form of energy balancing that promotes deep relaxation. Founded by a registered nurse in Colorado in 1989, it is used to help manage the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, including fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and pain. Since its inception at Stanford, the program has served 175 women with a breast cancer diagnosis free of charge.

RN Web - March 1, 2009, Holistic Therapies: How nurses can learn complementary and alternative medicine.  David Bennett interviews Healing Touch International's Lisa Anselme and Diane Wardell, Catherine Rapp, RN, MS, AOCN, clinical director of Waukesha Memorial's Regional Cancer Center, Barbara Mathison, Executive Director of Waukesha Memorial's Regional Cancer Center, Carla Mariano, RN, EdD, AHN-BC, FAAIM, a professor of nursing at New York University and past president of the AHNA, Marion Spector, RN, MS, APRN-BC, a clinical instructor at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhatt and Michelle Cameron, RN, BSN, HN-BC, Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative Medicine.

UnBreak Your Health - Podcast Aug 28, 2008.  Alan Smith interviews HBB's Lisa Anselme and Diane Wardell. Audio recording.

HealthNews, University of Cincinatti - July,1 2008, Effects of Healing Touch Therapy Being Studied.  UC researchers are ... pairing a complementary therapy known as Healing Touch with mild sedation to see if the technique truly calms patients undergoing minor procedures.

SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle - May 26, 2008, By Carrie Sturrock, Energy therapy: Where mysticism meets science. "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. A clinical trial at Stanford University aims to prove it...."

Spa Magazine - September 2007, by Mattias Olsson, A Vision of Health. Through consultations with physicians and holistic spa treatments, Canyon Ranch lays the groundwork for aging optimally. This 11 page article features Healing Touch as part of an integrated approach.

US News and World Report - January 9. 2008, Embracing Alternative Care. By Avery Comarow.  Ten hospitals put unorthodox therapies into practice. Touch therapies, acupuncture, yoga, and Reiki are a few of the therapies being used.

NurseWeek - January 14, 2008, Integrating Alternative Therapies in Nusing, by Anne Federwisch.  When Carol Baldwin, PhD, RN, CHTP, CT, AHN-BC, offered basic healing touch at a recent health fair, a line of primarily Latino fair-goers waiting for a treatment snaked “a mile long,” she says.

India's Mumbai Mirror - December 2, 1007, Healing Touch Therapy Gains Popularity.  Reprint of Reuters article.

Chicago's Daily Herald - November 24, 2007, Healing Touch Therapy Thrives Despite Skeptics.  Reprint of Reuters article.

American Nurses Association's ANA SmartBrief - November 19, 2007, Touch Therapy Gains Support From Patients, Nurses.  Summary of Reuters article with link. 

New Zealand's - - November 19, 2007, Healing Touch Therapy Thrives. Reprint of Reuters article.

Reuters - November 16, 2007. Healing Touch Therapy Thrives Despite Skeptics, By Vivianne Rodrigues. Though research on it is limited, the therapy is practiced at 30 U.S. hospitals and by nearly 2,000 certified therapists, according to Healing Touch International, based in Denver. ... Healing touch is not intended to replace standard treatment. It's a complementary therapy," said Anselme, a registered nurse and healing touch practitioner. ... Jackie Levin, a nurse who coordinates the NYU program, said the treatment works well for people with anxiety, depression and stress associated with surgery and cancer treatments.

USA TODAY - November 5, 2007, Healing Touch: A New Patient Outreach Program. "Hospitals are being motivated by patients asking for complements to traditional care," Wardell says. "It's always a step forward for patients when alternative care is integrated into hospital settings." ...  At Scripps Green Hospital, healing touch is offered to all open-heart surgery patients. "This is so safe and there is no risk," says Erminia "Mimi" Guarneri, a cardiologist and medical director of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine.

Publix GreenWise - Market Magazine, southeastern US - October 2007. The Touch That Heals.  Kimberly Gray, integrative medicine coordinator at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, is the person who introduced Corpuz to the practice. ...   "Preoperatively, if you have someone who's less anxious before they go into surgery, you'll create an environment which is much better for them," says Diane W. Wardell, Ph.D., associate professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. ... Lisa Anselme, R.N., executive director of Healing Touch International, estimates that Healing Touch alone has nearly 2,000 certified practitioners worldwide, most in North America. - August 1, 2006.  Scripps Doctors Give Touch Therapy a Big Hand.  Employees at Scripps Green Hospital are getting touchy with patients -- and it's getting good results. Scripps Cardiologist Dr. Erminia Guarneri said touch therapy is based on a concept that an “energy body'' extends out from the physical body and can be manipulated through techniques.  `There are no pills, no chemicals -- you don't even have to believe in it,'' Guarneri said.

CURE Magazine - Spring, 2005, The Science & Controversy Behind Touch Therapies. "Every new idea that has come along is first called bunk by the scientists,” says Lisa Anselme, RN, executive director of Healing Beyond Borders, and a certified practitioner and instructor of healing touch, as well as a certified holistic nurse. “Can you see love? Do you taste love? Can you measure love?”

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