Treatments tried and tested for today’s common ailments

  • NEW RESEARCH PRELIMINARY RESULTS April 2004 by Kenna Stephenson, MD

    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.

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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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    Kenna Stephenson, M.D., is the Principal Investigator on a Biotouch Research Project at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. The study is investigating the effects of biotouch 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 biotouch 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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  • 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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Research shows we can improve quality of life and improve health when adding Bio-Touch into our daily life,


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


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