Energy Healing with Preterm Infants
In a July 2008 article in the journal Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing called 'Therapeutic touch with preterm infants: composing a treatment' researchers from the School of Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center reported that "infants' responses to TT [therapeutic touch - a popular form of energy healing] included reduced heart and respiratory rates, enhanced ability to rest, improved coordination in sucking, swallowing, and breathing, and a greater ability to engage with the environment." Infants in the study were "25 to 37 weeks postgestational age".
The article concluded with the following statement:
"The description that emerged from the practitioners' narratives of the TT treatment process for preterm infants provides preliminary data for the systematic use and evaluation of TT as an adjunct to facilitating preterm infants' physiological, behavioral, energy field development, and well-being."
I found that seeing the statement "facilitating preterm infants' ... energy field development" in a US research document to be quite stunning.
The text of this article is available here.