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Holist Nurs Pract. 2014 May-Jun;28(3):164-70. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000023.

Impact of healing touch with healing harp on inpatient acute care pain: a retrospective analysis.

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Integrative Services Department, Woodwinds Health Campus, Woodbury, Minnesota (Drs Lincoln and Nowak and Mss Schommer and Briggs); Musical Reflections Inc, Minneapolis, Minnesota (Ms Briggs); HealthEast Care System, Woodbury, Minnesota (Ms Fehrer), Quality Measurement Reporting, HealthEast Care System, Woodbury, Minnesota (Ms Wax).


This study examined the concomitant use of 2 complementary and alternative medicine modalities, Healing Harp and Healing Touch, to reduce pain, anxiety, and nausea in the postoperative patient population. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of using concomitant Healing Touch and Healing Harp to significantly reduce moderate to severe pain and anxiety in this patient population. Further research is warranted.

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