Thursday, April 2, 2009

Healing Touch??? WTF is Healing Touch?

And why is it endorsed by BSU? The CRI (Center for Research and Innovation) is sponsoring a continuing education course for Registered Nurses Healing Touch Level I for only $300. Why would this be acceptable for continuing education of nurses? Can I study the magic and calling continuing education for aquatic biology? I think not.

So, what is healing touch? Well, according to a random Google search that landed me in, oh fuck, it landed me in Wootown, MN, which just happens to be located at the U of M. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!! This shit is everywhere. Where are the earmark Nazis now? Anyway, here is what they say healing touch is:

Healing Touch is an "energy therapy" that uses gentle hand techniques thought to help re-pattern the patient’s energy field and accelerate healing of the body, mind, and spirit. Healing Touch is based on the belief that human beings are fields of energy that are in constant interaction with others and the environment. The goal of Healing Touch is to purposefully use the energetic interaction between the Healing Touch practitioner and the patient to restore harmony to the patient’s energy system.
Here is the link if you'd like to suffer through more. Damn, they must have some really top notch research backing this stuff up if it's being studied at the U of M. Oh wait, it was debunked by an 11 year old named Emily Rosa in 1998. And it's still supported by major universities? I suspect the reason is NCCAM. My already low opinion of BSU's academic standards has just gotten lower. At least it's not part of the Biology program.

It might not be all bad. Maybe I can study magic.

5 comments:

Glacier Lakes said...

... next semester there will be a journeymans course for psychics. $10 discount on lab fees if you bring your own crystal ball and terot cards.

Look on the bright side.... be still have the hockey team to be proud of

Kimball Atwood, MD said...

Shane,

You might find this amusing:

"Touched by a Touched Healing Toucher"

At: http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/?p=135

Peder H said...

More healing touch crap...

Peder H said...

Some cutting edge scientific journalism in my local paper this week...

Shane said...

Peder, that is beautiful. I have to bite my tongue every time a certain forester from Kelliher/Waskish discusses his "powers of dowsing."