Local Partners In Health
Helpful Links to Web Resources
Touch Research Institute was established in 1992 by Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami School of Medicine. TRI was the first center in the world devoted solely to the study of touch and its application in science and medicine. The TRI distinguished team of researchers strive to better define touch as it promotes health and contributes to the treatment of disease. Research efforts that began in 1982 and continue today have shown that touch therapy has numerous beneficial effects on health and well-being.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a valuable resource for research based information on treatments and conditions for both massage therapy and acupuncture. NCCAM is the Federal Government's lead agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine.
Society for Oncology Massage is an international association of massage therapists who are specially trained to safely bring the healing powers of massage to oncology patients. This site includes links to research about oncology massage as well as a therapist locater for patients who may be looking for a qualified oncology massage therapist.
Massage Therapy Foundation funds massage therapy research. Here you will find news about current research as well as project summaries of grants awarded.
Acupuncture.com is a site that contains a wide range of information about acupuncture and includes an index of research.
For more information about specific bodywork modalities:
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More information about the benefits of massage therapy, bodywork and acupuncture for people with specific conditions: