How Cancer Patients Can Improve Their Quality of Life

ButterflyonstoneHealing Touch is widely used in treating the fatigue, nausea and pain that frequently accompanies the treatment for cancer.  Healing Touch is often cited by cancer patients as providing a sense of comfort and connection that got them through difficult cancer regimes and helped them to keep going.

The diagnosis of cancer often brings feelings of fear, anxiety, and loss.  The treatment phase of the disease focuses on the destruction of cancer cells which often can impact healthy tissue as well.  Healing Touch is able

Easing the Debiliating Effects for Those Suffering From Dementia

SunflowerHealing Touch can significantly lower agitation levels and improve behavioral response in persons with dementia.

Dementia is a loss of brain function that occurs with certain diseases.  It affects memory, thinking, language, and judgment and can cause changes in behaviors and personality.  Some behavioral changes may be caused by the actual deterioration happening in a person’s brain, while other behavioral and personality changes may be reactions to the emotional challenges of coping with the deterioration changes.  Dementia may lead to depression, aggression, confusion, frustration, anxiety, a lack of inhibition and disorientation.  Most types of dementia are non-reversible. 

Complementary Therapies to Improve Wound Care

Offer of FireHealing Touch improves wound healing when used as a complementary therapy with conventional wound care strategies.

Many wounds pose no challenge to the body’s innate ability to heal; some wounds, however, may not heal easily either because of the severity of the wounds themselves or because of the poor state of health of the individual. Wounds that do not heal naturally within a few weeks, might reflect an underlying disease such as diabetes,  poor circulation, or other serious conditions. 

Heart-Centered Compassionate Care During the Dying Process

DoveThe dying process can exert significant emotional pain on the person and their family and loved ones.  Healing Touch provides heart-centered compassionate care and welcome comfort during the dying process.

The days and hours leading to the moment of death can be rich with meaning and expressions of love.  When a person is close to death, a natural series of changes occur.  These changes usually are not medical emergencies and the goal is to keep the dying person as comfortable as possible. 

Relieving Symptoms of Chronic Illness and Taking Back Control of Your Life

Ladybird on flowerHealing Touch can be an effective complementary therapy to help in the management of chronic conditions and diseases that cannot be cured. In the management of these conditions conventional health care is supplemented or enhanced with the use of Healing Touch which works to help facilitate the body’s own natural pattern of defense and healing.

Creating a Sense of Physical, Emotional & Spiritual Well-Being

iStock SpiritualityCreating a sense of well-being is one way in which Healing Touch facilitates the healing process.  This can occur with one session or after many.  It can also lead to a greater awareness of one’s purpose and their connection to others.

Well-being is an overarching term that is usually used to convey a sense of peace or happiness with one’s life and health. 

Developing a Sense of Spiritual Awareness to Improve Overall Health

JourneyExperiencing Healing Touch may be one way to develop spiritual awareness. It is clear that Healing Touch often has an impact on what one perceives as spirituality, leading to a deepening of one’s connection to the essence of life. 

Spirituality, in many ways, describes the essence of the person, the soul or spirit connection.  Healing Touch works with the energy field of the individual that has a spiritual layer resulting in a heart centered interaction between the client and practitioner.   

Finally, Relief From Back and Neck Pain

There are specific Healing Touch techniques to address problems of the back and neck that can decrease pain and improve range of motion.

Back and neck problems are very common and can create significant stress and disability in those who are experiencing pain from these conditions.

Feel Better & Heal Faster – Getting Yourself Back to Normal After Surgery

PinkFlowerHaving grown out of the professional nursing practice, Healing Touch has a long history of helping patients before and after surgery to reduce stress and pain and to improve recovery from surgery.  The end result is you feel better and heal faster so you can get back to your normal life.

The response of the human body to surgery can be varied and affect many of its systems from a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual perspective.  For instance, stress related to fear of the outcome or recovery from surgery can slow the overall healing process and increase the recovery time. 

Give Your Body a Fighting Chance – Building a Healthy Immune System

iStock Fen ShweyHealing Touch aids the immune system in maintaining overall good health and wellness while helping in prevention of many conditions.

One of the most important defenses of the body is its immune system. Without an effective immune system one can easily become infected with a number of viruses and hostile bacteria causing a wide variety of symptoms including colds, chronic illnesses, and severe infections.

Next Page »