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                                                     Therapeutic Touch Research 


  • Aghabati, N., Mohammadi, E., Esmaiel, Z. (2010).  The effect of Therapeutic Touch on pain and      fatigue of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. eCam 7(3): 375-381.


  • Coakley, A. B. & Duffy, M.E. (2010).  The effect of Therapeutic Touch on postoperative  patients.      Journal of Holistic Nursing, 28(3), 193-200. doi:10.1177/0898010110368861


  • Gronowicz, G.A., Jhaveri, A., Clarke, L.W., Aronow, M.S., & Smith, T.M. (2008).  Therapeutic  Touch  stimulates the proliferation of human cells in culture.  Alternative and Complementary  Medicine,  14(3), 233-239.


  • Hoffmeyer, C.A. (2000).  A multiple single-case study experimental design exploring the effect of  Therapeutic Touch on women with migraine headaches.  Doctoral dissertation.  University of  Colorado.


  • Jhaveri, A., Walsh, S., Wang, Y., McCarthy, M., & Gronowicz, G.A. (2008).  Therapeutic Touch    affects DNA synthesis and mineralization of human osteoblasts in culture.  Journal of  Orthopaedic  Research, 26, 1541-1546.


  • Larden, C., Palmer, M., & Janssen, P. (2004).  Efficacy of Therapeutic Touch in treating pregnant  inpatients who have a chemical dependency.  Journal of Holistic Nursing, 22(4), 320-332.


  • McCormack, G.L. (2009).  Using non-contact Therapeutic Touch to manage post-surgical pain in  the   elderly.  Occupational Therapy International, 16(1), 44-56. doi:10.1002/oti.264.


  • Movaffaghi, Z., Hasanpoor, M., Farsi, M., Hooshmand, P., & Abrishami, F. (2006).  Effects of  Therapeutic Touch on blood hemoglobin and hematocrit level.  Journal of Holistic Nursing, 24(1),  41-48. doi:10.1177/0898010105282527.


  • Smith, A., Kimmel, S., & Milz, S. (2008). Effects of Therapeutic Touch on pain, function and  wellbeing in persons with osteo-arthritis of the knee:  A pilot study.  The Internet Journal of  Advanced Nursing Practice, 10(2). Full Text Available at:


  • Woods, D.L. & Dimond, M. (2002).  The effect of Therapeutic Touch on agitated behavior and  cortisol in persons with Alzheimer's disease.  Biological Research Nursing, 4(2), 104-114.


  • Woods, D.L., Beck, C., & Sinha, K. (2009).  The effect of Therapeutic Touch on behavioral symptoms  and cortisol in persons with dementia.  Forschende Komplementarmedizin, 16(3), 181-189.


  • Zolfanghari, M., Eybpoosh, & Hazrati, M. (2012).  Effects of Therapeutic Touch on anxiety, vital signs  and cardiac dysrhythmia in a sample of Iranian women undergoing cardiac catheterization: A quasi-experimental study.  Journal of Holistic Nursing, 30(4), 225-234. doi:10.1177/0898010112453325.








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