Tag Archives: Touch

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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