Alternative Medicine Holistic Health Terms Defined Therapeutic Touch
Alternative medicine terms defined. Holistic health theories defined.
Therapeutic Touch Therapeutic touch involves a healer passing his/her hands over a person’s body in order to feel the energy imbalances, then redirecting the energy at will. This contemporary interpretation of several ancient healing practices consists of learned skills for consciously directing or modulating human energies by the "laying on of hands" above the body and moving the hands over the body without actual contact while working the energy field surrounding the body. Therapeutic Touch is derived from an ancient technique called laying-on of hands. It is based on the premise that it is the healing force of the therapist that affects the patient’s recovery; healing is promoted when the body’s energies are in balance; and, by passing their hands over the patient, healers can identify energy imbalances.