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Research Study Archives

Below you will find links to the latest information about Healing Touch research, published articles, and information on how to integrate Healing Touch into the health care system.

Research Studies: Many research studies involving Healing Touch have been conducted and published. This list of Healing Touch research studies includes research related to cancer, cardiovascular disease, death and dying, HIV, pain, pediatrics, post-operative recovery, stress, as well as other studies.

Healing Touch Research Brief: The purpose of this publication is to revise and synthesize the previous Healing Touch Research Survey into a document that is more user-friendly and useful to stakeholders interested in research and the evidence-based practice of Healing Touch in the clinical setting. Previous versions of the publication provided an overview of the current state of knowledge of Healing Touch research, as well as studies in progress. This older publication included a brief summary or abstract of each Healing Touch study or project, and identified whether these studies were published in peer-reviewed journals, Perspectives in Healing, presented at conferences, or were unpublished theses or dissertations. While the old publication strived to include all studies of Healing Touch, over time the format became less user-friendly and lacked focus. Please visit the Healing Beyond Borders shop for further details on the new Research Brief.

Frequently asked questions about Healing Touch research are answered here.  Guidelines for writing research proposals involving Healing Touch can be found here.  This document from the American Holistic Nurses Associations provides information about the process of writing a funding request for a research project.