Touch Research Institute
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Touch Research InstituteAlternative 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.