Healing Touch is a gentle biofield therapy which can promote the healing process, and is recognized by the National Institute of Health. Healing Touch is often helpful in reducing pain, diminishing nausea and decreasing anxiety, apprehension and restlessness.

Most people who receive Healing Touch report it has a calming effect, and that it creates a greater sense of "well-being."

How Does Healing Touch Work?

Nurses, as well as others at Wake Forest Baptist Health are learning to use their hands to clear and balance a person’s energy field. Many people report it provides an inner sense of calm, peace, and serenity. Current evidence also supports that it improves healing. Healing Touch is offered in hospitals, hospices, doctors’ offices, long term care facilities, as well as home healthcare throughout the United States and the world.

What Are the Benefits of Healing Touch?

Healing Touch has helped people on many levels. For instance, they report:

  • Decreased pain
  • Less fatigue
  • Faster recovery
  • Less anxiety
  • Lower stress
  • Improved sleep pattern
  • Increased sense of calm
  • Deeper spiritual connection
  • Improved wound healing