Therapeutic touch: the conventional versus the alternative.Aust J Holist Nurs. 2004 Apr; 11(1):33-6.AJ
Pain is a complex personal, subjective and unpleasant experience involving many sensations and perceptions and it has a profound impact on the well being of an individual, both physically and psychologically. With an increasing costs and pharmacological implications, many patients are beginning to look at alternative methods of pain relief. This paper reviews some issues in the use of Therapeutic Touch on pain management.