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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1975, in the meaning defined above

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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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