therapeutic touch

noun

Definition of therapeutic touch

: a technique in alternative medicine that involves passing the hands over the body of the person being treated and that is held to induce relaxation, reduce pain, and promote healing

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Recent Examples on the Web Gravity, and all weighted blankets, works on the principle of Deep Touch Stimulation (DTS)-a form of therapeutic touch or holding that relaxes the nervous system. Sam Gutierrez, House Beautiful, 11 Dec. 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Therapeutic touch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/therapeutic%20touch. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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therapeutic touch

noun

Medical Definition of therapeutic touch

: a technique often included in alternative medicine in which the practitioner passes his or her hands over the body of the person being treated and that is held to induce relaxation, reduce pain, and promote healing

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