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Rev Bras Enferm. 2004 May-Jun;57(3):340-3.

[Therapeutic touch for the healing of skin injuries in guinea pigs].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Universidade de São Paulo.


This study verifies the action of therapeutic touch--a complementary practice- over the process of healing of injuries caused in the skin of guinea pigs. It is a quantitative study of the experimental kind, and there was a comparison of healing speed among 10 guinea pigs that received water energized with such technique (group B) and 10 guinea pigs that received water with no treatment (group A). The project was executed in the experimental laboratory of the Nursing School at the University of São Paulo, and the length of the bruises was measured five times, at every four days. Among the finds, it was observed that, after 20 days, 100% of the guinea pigs in the group B had their bruises fully healed, which did not happen to 4 guinea pigs (40%) in group A.

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