Farmington, Connecticut 06030

  • Fractures


This study will evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic touch in treating wrist fractures in women past menopause.

Study summary:

In the United States, the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) increased by approximately 25% between 1990 and 1997. The number of visits to CAM practitioners exceeded visits to primary care physicians by about 250 million in 1997. Energy medicine modalities, including therapeutic touch, healing touch, and reiki, are commonly utilized for conditions ranging from headache to cancer, yet understanding of the human energy field and how it may be used in healing is limited. This study will examine the effect of therapeutic touch on fracture healing in postmenopausal women. Women will be enrolled in the study within one week of a wrist fracture and will receive either therapeutic touch or a sham (placebo) treatment daily for 3 weeks. Assessments will include blood and urine analysis and measures of pain and function in the affected wrist.


Inclusion Criertia: - Postmenopausal - Wrist fracture within 1 week of study entry - Able to travel to research center for daily treatment



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Principal Investigator
Karen M. Prestwood, MD
University of Connecticut

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Farmington, Connecticut 06030
United States

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Site Status: N/A

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Date Processed: April 03, 2020

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