Therapeutic Touch International Association

Therapeutic Touch has been a part of research-based practice since its development. Dr. Krieger’s initial research demonstrated that the Therapeutic Touch interaction could increase hemoglobin levels in recipients as previous studies had indicated that chlorophyll content could be increased in healer treated plants. This finding was one of the first that allowed quantitative biochemical measurements in humans to detect healing energy effects (Gerber, 2001).

We were incorporated in 1979 as Nurse Healers Professional Associates International, Inc.(NH-PAI) and in 2008 began doing business as Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA). NH-PAI is the credentialing arm of the organization and TTIA is the membership arm.

Our Mission

It is the mission of Therapeutic Touch International Association (TTIA) to lead, inspire and advance excellence in Therapeutic Touch ® as a healing practice and lifeway.

Our Beginning

Therapeutic Touch has been a part of research-based practice since its development. Dr. Krieger’s initial research demonstrated that the Therapeutic Touch interaction could increase hemoglobin levels in recipients as previous studies had indicated that chlorophyll content could be increased in healer treated plants.

Our Definition

Therapeutic Touch® is a holistic, evidence-based therapy that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being.