Healing Touch grew out of the practice of a nurse, Janet Mentgen BSN, RN, HNC, HTCP/I as a non-invasive integrative approach to conventional medical care. It is recognized by The National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) as an energy medicine or biofield therapy. Healing Touch is also endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association and is used as a complimentary therapy at hospitals, cancer centers, nursing homes, and hospices across the country. Lastly, Healing Touch is nationally accredited with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) providing continuing education programs in energy medicine. Healing Touch is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment.