Healing Touch & Guided Imagery for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01348750|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 5, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 5, 2011
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder||Other: Healing Touch & Guided Imagery|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Actual Enrollment :||123 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Official Title:||Healing Touch and Guided Imagery Intervention in Post-deployment Military Personnel With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms|
|Study Start Date :||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date :||July 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||August 2010|
This group receives 6 Healing Touch & Guided Imagery treatments in addition to standard medical care.
Other: Healing Touch & Guided Imagery
Healing Touch (HT) is an energy based approach to health and healing. It uses light touch to influence the energy field that surrounds the body, and the energy centers which control the flow of energy to the physical body.
HT complements traditional health care and is used together with other approaches to health and healing.
Guided Imagery (GI) is a form of focused relaxation used to create harmony between the mind and body. Positive mental imagery can promote relaxation, reduce stress and improve mood as well as alter heart rate, blood pressure and breathing.
No Intervention: Group B
This group receives standard medical care but NO Healing Touch and Guided Imagery.
- 17-item PTSD Checklist (Military)is used to determine the effect of the intervention [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided imagery ]
- Depression (Beck Depression Inventory) [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided imagery ]
- Quality of Life (SF36) [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided imagery ]
- Hostility (Cook-Medley Hostility Inventory) [ Time Frame: After 6 treatments of healing touch and guided ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01348750
|United States, California|
|Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine|
|La Jolla, California, United States, 92037|
|Principal Investigator:||Erminia M Guarneri, MD||Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine|