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, there have been numerous research studies on TT, including doctoral and masters theses. Therapeutic Touch is currently taught in more than 80 countries and it has been taught to over 200,000 individuals in the United States, Canada and around the world.

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).

So, grab a cup of tea, relax and enjoy all you will discover as you move through the TTIA website. We would love to hear your reflections, thoughts and questions. Feel free to contact us at [email protected].