Treatments tried and tested for reduction of pain, stress and symptoms of disease.

Research by Kenna Stephenson MD, Gary Schwartz PhD and Carol McKenzie RN, PhD shows that Bio-Touch significantly reduced stress levels between pre and post 5 minute sessions.

Medical research has documented that almost 80% of our health related problems are caused by stress.  When Bio-Touch is added to the stress cycle, the data shows that it improves the quality of life and increases the activity of genes that fight infection and cancer and promotes healthy aging.

Their research also showed a reduction in pain levels and symptoms of disease.


    As I’m getting ready to write the paper from this project I’ve been looking at the literature. Some of you may be familiar with the animal world. What is one thing we always see in rodents and with the higher primates? It’s touching. You can’t have 2 animals together for very long without them touching each other. There is just something inherent in then, instinctual, that makes them want to touch and be touched.

  • Presentation by Dr Stephenson at Woman’s Conference in Nova Scotia.
    “Bio-Touch: The Essential Role of Touch in Health & Wellbeing”

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  • CHANGING THE CULTURE OF OF UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH by Carole A. McKenzie, PhD, RN, CNM; Professor and Chair, Division of Nursing Northwestern Oklahoma State University – 2012

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  • CLINICAL & MEDICAL INTEGRATION OF AN ENERGY THERAPY: Winter 2003 by Kenna Stephenson, MD – University of Texas Health Center and Director of Women’s Wellness Center.

    Kenna Stephenson, M.D., is the Principal Investigator on a Bio-Touch Research Project at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. The study is investigating the effects of Bio-Touch on substances in the blood involving the cardiovascular system and immune system. Women in the study will also have stress hormone levels measured before and after Bio-Touch sessions as well as complete Quality of Life Questionnaires.

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  • NORTHWEST OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY NURSING STUDENT’S FINDINGS – Australia Nursing Conference Presentation June 2012

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  • RESEARCH: INVESTIGATING HUMAN TOUCH by William Evan Rivers – July 2002

    Everyone understands on some level that touch has the power to soothe pain and suffering, so it seems no surprise that touch has been practiced throughout human history to encourage a state of well-being, whether it be simple and intuitive like a mother’s caress, or elaborate and liturgical like a religious ritual. Recently, scientists began investigating the possible measurable effects such therapies may induce in the physiology of the body.

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  • UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA RESEARCH RESULTS: “Resurrecting the Reputation of Touch” A presentation by Paul Bucky, Co-Founder & Executive Director IFBM and Gary Schwartz, PhD. – Winter 2000

    Over a year ago I had the honor of meeting Dr. Gary Schwartz, Director of the Human Energy Systems Laboratory at the University of Arizona, and his wife and collaborator Dr. Linda Russek. This is when we first discussed working together on a Bio-Touch research project. I told Gary and Linda that we can do all the research we want, but the one thing I wasn’t going to do was jeopardize the opportunity to get this to all the people who want it. Whatever the reason was that people felt they were getting helped, that was good enough for me

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    Research Data Presentation PDF Version

  • CREATING SPACE FOR THE SACRED ART OF TOUCH by Jodi Gabriel RN, MS – February 2011

    Physical touch is fundamental and vital to human communication and bonding. It is an essential part of nursing care and one of the major means of conveying loving kindness and caring from professional to patient. This project endeavors to teach the art of hands-on healing to a voluntary multidisciplinary team via a technique called Bio-Touch, combining touch with authentic presence

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    Physiological impact of touch/Bio-Touch
    Sympathetic & Parasympathetic Arousal
    The Gate Control Theory
    Changes in Brain Activity during Labor
    Safety & Trust
    Benefits of Bio-Touch During Perinatal Period
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Dr. Kenna Stephenson’s medical research shows that when we use Bio-Touch Healing in our daily lives, we can improve the quality of life and immune system responses.


Carole McKenzie, PhD, RN, CNM formulated this bibliography for a presentation that she gave at the International Nurses Convention in Brisbane, Australia