Healthcare facilities, hospitals, hospices, nursing and medical schools, and allied health professions throughout the world are increasingly embracing Integrative Medicine therapies as consumer demand multiplies and as research is showing beginning support for its use.
The popular demand for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies was demonstrated by the 1997 National Household Survey which showed the total visits to CAM providers (629 million) exceeded the total number of visits to all primary care physicians (386 million) in the United States in 1997. The 2002 Veteran Affairs (VA) CAM report showed that 84% of facilities provide some form of CAM. Today, Healing Touch is frequently considered by hospitals and other health care facilities that are pursuing the introduction of CAM therapies.
Healing Touch skills are becoming increasingly validated in health care systems around the world. Research studies demonstrate that there is support for considering Healing Touch for providing integrative care and that patients evaluate it highly. It is actively being used in many healthcare facilities and hospitals across the country. Hospitals that support the practice of Healing Touch as part of their integrative health care system have found that it facilitates the return of compassion to the forefront of patient care.
Healthcare Facilities Using Healing Touch
Healing Touch Program provides this Healthcare Facility Directory site as a central information source for those interested in information about facilities who offer Healing Touch. We hope that this site will allow facilities to network and discover new opportunities to provide Healing Touch and other CAM modalities. All of you who have generously offered to share your information, thank you. Healing Touch Program makes no claims as to the accuracy of the information provided.
Healing Touch Healthcare Facility Survey
Healing Touch Program receives many requests from practitioners, instructors, nurses, hospitals and the general public asking about Healthcare Facilities who offer Healing Touch. If you would like to participate, click on this link to download the survey. Fill out the survey and submit it following the directions on the form. Healthcare Facilities Healing Touch Survey