Written by Helen Cooke and the CAM-Cancer Consortium.
Updated January 20, 2017

Therapeutic Touch

Is it safe?

Adverse events

Therapeutic Touch has not been associated with any safety concerns. No adverse events were reported in the studies included in this summary.


No contraindications are on record.


No interactions are on record.


No warnings are on record.


Helen Cooke, CAM-Cancer Consortium. Therapeutic Touch [online document]. http://cam-cancer.org/The-Summaries/Mind-body-interventions/Therapeutic-Touch. January 20, 2017.

Document history

Most recent revision and update in November 2016 by Helen Cooke and Barbara Wider.

Updated in July 2014 by Helen Cooke.

Summary first published in September 2012, authored by Helen Cooke.


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