Touch Research Institute


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Touch Research Institute

Alternative medicine
An academic centre created in 1992 by the University of Miami’s School of Medicine for basic and clinical research in the use of human touch as a therapeutic modality. The Institute is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of resident and visiting scientists; its current studies encompass a wide range of conditions, including: child and spousal abuse and/or neglect, arthritis, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, cocaine babies, depression, diabetes, eating disorders, fibromyalgia syndrome, hypertension, HIV and the immune system, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, paediatric dermatopathies, pregnancy, sleep disorders, spinal cord injuries, work-related stress and others.
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director and founder of the Touch Research Institute.
Tory Field, Karen Fierro, Tanja Henteleff, and Cynthia Mueller, Touch Research Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine.
Sanders, Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, and Department of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University.
Reprint requests to Tiffany Field, Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics (D-820), P.
Field and her colleagues at the Touch Research Institutes repeated the study with another 40 infants, using a 5- instead of a 10-day course of massage.
MIAMI -- Massage therapy is effective in reducing hand pain and increasing grip strength, according to a new study conducted by the Touch Research Institutes (TRI) at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Fla.
The Touch Research Institutes (TRI) at the University of Miami School of Medicine is the first center that devotes its efforts solely to the study of touch and its applications in science and medicine for health promotion and the treatment of disease.
Source: US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health / Touch Research Institutes, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA)
MIAMI -- Massage therapy is effective in reducing lower back pain and the sleep disturbances, anxiety and depressed mood states associated with it, according to a new study conducted by the Touch Research Institutes (TRI) at the University of Miami School of Medicine in Miami, Fla.
This research was supported by an NIMH Senior Research Scientist Award (MH00331) to Tiffany Field and funding from Johnson and Johnson to the Touch Research Institutes.
Field, Miguel Diego, and Michele Kaplan, Touch Research Institutes, Nova Southeastern University and University of Miami School of Medicine.