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The Benefits Of Healing Touch Nursing
by Greg Cryns
Healing touch nursing is an alternative treatment that can complement conventional medical and nursing care. Healing touch is basically the art of using the bodyís energy to heal itself. A therapeutic touch trained nurse will place her hands over the body of a sick patient and the
energy that comes from
the nurse will aid in the healing process. Therapeutic touch is not
scientifically proven to work, but a lot of patients swear they have
benefited from it. Read on to discover a little more about the art of
healing touch nursing.
Any nurse can become a
healing touch nurse. It does not take an advanced degree. There are
training sessions that you can attend to learn the proper way to do
therapeutic touch. The most established therapeutic touch organization is
Nurse Healers Professional Associates International. You can obtain a
certification through them.
A healing touch nurse
may work in a hospital setting. They are often used in hospice settings
and even in the ICU. A healing touch nurse can be used anywhere there are
sick and hurting people. Therapeutic touch has been known to help with
pain and to help the patient relax so that proper healing can take place.
During a therapeutic
touch session, the patient is asked to lie very
still. The healing touch nurse will then place her hands just a few
inches above the patients body. The nurse will move her hands slowly and
rhythmically down the patients body, allowing the positive energy from her
hands to flow into the patientís body. Many people will report a feeling
heat and moving energy. Some people will go into a total relaxed state,
while others will have healing emotional experiences.
A healing touch nurse
pay starts the same as any other nurseís pay. An entry level nurse will
start out at around $30,000 to $40,000 per year. It depends on the
geographical location, years of experience, the size of the facility and
Many people are
looking for alternative methods of healing as conventional medicine
becomes more expensive and dangerous. People are now looking for help
without side effects. Healing touch nursing is of no danger to the patient
and does not induce any side effects or pose any safety risk.
If you live in a larger metropolitan area, you may be able to find
a healing touch or Reiki clinic in your local area. Just remember that
this is not to be used to replace conventional treatments. It is meant to
enhance the conventional medical treatments for optimum healing.
If you are looking for something that you can do that will have a great benefit to your patients, try healing touch nursing. Being able to help someone who is sick or hurting is the biggest reward you could ever get.
Greg Cryns is the owner of Nursing Programs Online, http://www.nursingprogramsonline.com
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