Tag Archives: Touch

Laying On Of Hands, Revisited

The laying on of hands can be accomplished in many ways. Berna, our Irish correspondent over in County Kildare, recaptures 40 year old memories from when she lived in the US and was healed by, among other things, a poke … Continue reading

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Laying on of Hands? 2: The Rest of Us

A Suggestion — A Question — and A Request: Part 1 of Laying On of Hands focused on doctor and patient, the emblematic relationship of the healer and the one needing healing. It seems to me, though, that all medical … Continue reading

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A Touch is as Good as Chocolate!

Heard on NPR’s Morning Edition, September 20, 2010: THE POWER OF TOUCH Social scientists have shown in many studies over the years that supportive touch can have good outcomes in a number of different realms. Consider the following examples: If a … Continue reading

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Laying On of Hands? 1: Doctor and Patient

What’s missing in today’s medicine? — Danielle Ofri’s N.Y. Times article is a springboard for reflection: When I was a child, doctors still came to the house when someone was ill armed with a black bag containing (in my memory) only … Continue reading

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Lonely Angel

… we are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other. Lucian de Crescenzo But getting to “embrace” in our times isn’t easy. Watch Free Hugs again: what does it take … Continue reading

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A Rescuing Hug

Hugs as medicine? Seems like an Urban Legend, but snopes.com attests to its truth… and efficacy…. At first glance the Internet story seemed too good to be true: a pair of twin girls, each weighing only two pounds at birth, … Continue reading

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