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Healing by Gentle Touch - Weze et al. 2004.docx

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Department
Health, Aging and Society
Course
HLTHAGE 1AA3
Professor
Geraldine Voros
Semester
Fall

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Overall the results of the research are consistent with and provide statistical support for the contention that healing by gentle touch as provided by the Centre for Complementary Care CCC is a safe and effective way of improving physical and psychological functioning Weze et al pg 8Six year study 300 participants four treatments in six weeks pre and post comparison of physical and psychological functioningAnxiety and Depression not anxiousdepressed little anxiousdepress very anxiousdepressedFound there was significant improvement Improvementsstress reduction pain relief increased ability to cope increased health ratingGreatest improvement amongst those with the most severe symptomsMore specific benefitsanxiety reduction increased emotional well beingBurn patients indicated lower pain and anxiety levels and had significantly elevated salivary IgA increased hormonal immunological functioning and lowered systolic blood pressure increased relaxationReduced depression greater mobility less sleep disturbances Therapists treatmentworked systematically around the body touching of
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