Treating Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease at the University of Iowa using Energy Therapy

In an August 2013 article in the journal Geriatric Nursing entitled 'Slowing progression of early stages of AD with alternative therapies: A feasibility study', researchers from the University of Iowa found that weekly energy therapy (specifically healing touch, a popular form of energy therapy) sessions over the course of 6 months produced "significant improvements in cognitive function, mood, and depression" in study group participants who were "65 or older with early stage (less than four)" Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Researchers noted that the "significant interactions [which] occurred regarding cognitive function and mood [in response to the energy therapy treatments] is not the usual course of AD." The usual course of AD is "a decline in cognitive function [which] occurred in the control group."

The text of the article is available here.