Healing Touch Assists in Improving Health and Healing

By Ellen LaDieu, MS, RN, AHN-BC
Healing Touch Certified Practitioner (HTCP)
Lead Faculty Program Director

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A retired nurse does Healing Touch therapy for a patient suffering from a brain tumor.

Healing Touch is an integrative modality used by nurses and other educated practitioners to assist people with improving health and healing.  It is an energy therapy which works to balance the magnetic field around the body.  The practitioner non-invasively uses the hands to clear, energize, and balance the person’s energy field.  Healing touch removes congestion in the energy field and also energizes the energy centers associated with the endocrine glands. This allows the body to do its own healing.

The practitioner sets an intention for healing specific to the person receiving the healing touch.  This modality holistically affects a person on the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical levels.

Healing touch is often used to address concerns such as stress, pain, anxiety, nausea, wound healing, and dying  to name a few.  This is offered at hospitals, in homes, as well as individual practitioner locations across the world.  This modality was developed by RN Janet Mentgen in the 1970s and then brought to nurses of the U.S. with the support of the American Holistic Nurses Association.  The Healing Touch Program organization now provides education and certification on the practice of healing touch worldwide.

More information can be obtained by accessing the website Healing Touch Program.


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