Impact of healing touch with healing harp on inpatient acute care pain: a retrospective analysis

Holist Nurs Pract. May-Jun 2014;28(3):164-70. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000023.


This study examined the concomitant use of 2 complementary and alternative medicine modalities, Healing Harp and Healing Touch, to reduce pain, anxiety, and nausea in the postoperative patient population. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of using concomitant Healing Touch and Healing Harp to significantly reduce moderate to severe pain and anxiety in this patient population. Further research is warranted.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Holistic Health
  • Humans
  • Inpatients
  • Music Therapy*
  • Pain Management / methods*
  • Pain Measurement
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Statistics, Nonparametric
  • Therapeutic Touch*