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Healing Touch Policy & Procedure

Health Care Facility Policy and Procedure

Definition Healing Touch

Healing Touch is a National Institutes of Health classified biofield therapy and nursing intervention that contains a group of standardized, noninvasive techniques that clear, energize, and balance the human and environmental energy fields. Gentle touch assists in balancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is safe for all ages and works in harmony with standard medical care. Healing Touch may be used to address the NANDA-1 nursing diagnosis of “Imbalanced Energy Field” that identifies a disruption in the flow of energy surrounding a person that results in a disharmony of the body, mind, and/or spirit.

Policy

Healing Touch complements and is adjunctive to therapeutic interventions utilized by physicians and other licensed health care providers. Healing Touch is an independent nursing intervention utilizing nursing process and does not require a physician order nor does it require formal informed consent. However, the nurse must have permission to assist the client. In addition, nurses who use Healing Touch as an intervention must have successfully completed at the minimum, an eighteen hour continuing education Foundations in Healing Touch course taught by a Certified Healing Touch Instructor. Within the acute care setting, it is highly recommended that the nurse will have successfully completed the next sequential course of Energetic Patterns and Clinical Applications.

There are five courses within the HTI Healing Touch Certificate Program curriculum that leads to completion of the course of study. Healing Beyond Borders defines several levels of Healing Touch practice: the Student, a Practitioner who has completed the 105 contact hour program of study and has received a Certificate of Completion by Healing Beyond Borders, and a Certified Healing Touch Practitioner, who has met certification criteria and competency and has been approved by the Healing Beyond Borders Certification Board.

Indications for use include but are not limited to:

Pain, acute and chronic

Fear and Anxiety
Promotion of health and well being Spiritual distress
Impaired tissue integrity Respiratory distress
Post utilization of anesthesia, chemotherapy and other toxins

The following are approved Healing Touch interventions:

Celestial and Ketheric Repatterning, Chakra Connection, Chakra Energizing, Chakra Spread, Chelation, Deep Auric Clearing, Etheric Template Repatterning, Field Repatterning, Glymphatic System Support, Hopi Technique, Laser, Modified Mesmeric Clearing, Noel’s Mind Clearing, Scudder Meridian Clearing, Siphon, Spinal Clearing and Energizing, Spinal Flush, Spiral Meditation, Pain Management (Pain Ridge, Pain Spike, Energetic Suture and Wound Closure), Headache Management

References

Anderson, J. G., & Taylor, A. G. (2011). Effects of Healing Touch in clinical practice: A systematic review of randomized clinical trials. Journal of Holistic Nursing 29, 221-228.

Anderson, J.G., Anselme, L.A., Hart, L.K. (2017). Foundations and Practice of Healing Touch. Lakewood, CO: Healing Beyond Borders.

Anselme, L. (2007). HTI Healing Touch and Health Care Integration, 7th Ed., Lakewood, CO: Healing Touch International, Inc.

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Noel, R. (2011). The Huggin’ Healer. Baltimore, MD: Publish America.

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Resources
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