Therapeutic Touch

is a holistic, evidence-based practice that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being

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Therapeutic Touch

is a holistic, evidence-based practice that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being

Learn More!

Therapeutic Touch

is a holistic, evidence-based practice that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being

Learn More!

Therapeutic Touch

is a holistic, evidence-based practice that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being

Learn More!

Therapeutic Touch

is a holistic, evidence-based practice that incorporates the intentional and compassionate use of universal energy to promote balance and well-being

Learn More!

Therapeutic Touch International Association

Therapeutic Touch (TT) was developed by Dolores Krieger, PhD, RN (1921 – 2019) and Dora Kunz (1904 – 1999) who had special perceptive abilities. From their observations and insights into the healing process, they thought that the ability to heal could be developed and taught to anyone who has compassion and a desire to help. They were very interested in supporting a scientific approach to the healing process. In the early 1970’s they began teaching Therapeutic Touch to Krieger’s graduate nursing students at New York University. Now TT is taught to medical professionals and others interested in healing in many countries around the world.

Therapeutic Touch has been a part of research-based practice since its development. Dr. Krieger’s initial research demonstrated that 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.

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.

What’s new at TTIA

TT co-founder Dee K crossed Over

TT co-founder Dee K crossed Over

Dr. Dolores “Dee” Krieger August 1, 1921 – June 16, 2019 Dr. Dolores “Dee” Krieger, PhD, Professor Emerita, New York University Division of Nursing, age 97, crossed over at 12:50pm on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at her home outside Columbia Falls, Montana. She was born to...

The Co-Creators of Therapeutic Touch

The Co-Creators of Therapeutic Touch

The Co-Creators of Therapeutic Touch Dolores Krieger, PhD RN and Dora Kunz developed Therapeutic Touch in the early 1970's with the help of some enthusiastic students from NYU School of Nursing. Research has been at the core of our evolution. Since the early studies,...

“Therapeutic Touch really helped my wellbeing. I feel better than ever!”

- Mia Smith, New York

“TT is Intentional about Compassion!”

- Marjorie Anderson, Ohio

"Thanks to TT, I was able to help her to ease her pain.”

- Serbulent Bicer, Turkey