Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.—Ms Rosa and colleagues1 claim that "the definitive test of TT is not a clinical trial of its alleged therapeutic effects, but a test of whether practitioners can perceive HEFs [human energy fields]." The definitive test of a healing practice is whether healing takes place, not whether the practitioners have a flawless grasp of the natural forces at work.
Lee J. An Even Closer Look at Therapeutic Touch. JAMA. 1998;280(22):1905-1908. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-22-jac80017