Our Definition

Our Definition

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

Students practicing TT
Students Practicing TT

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).

Three Person TT Session
Three Person TT Session

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.