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Therapeutic Touch

Healing and Human Touch

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Early this summer, I spent several days in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV, with what proved in retrospect to be anaplasmosis (a nasty bit of tick-b...

People With Alzheimer's May Yearn to Be Touched

Marie Marley | Posted 09.25.2014 | Fifty
Marie Marley

A stunning video shows Sol Rogers interacting with his wife, Rita, who has Alzheimer's and was unable to talk or walk. He got in bed with her, cuddled...

Buyer Beware: Learning to Ask Why Complementary and Alternative Medicine Works

Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D.

If you are like most Americans, you have probably tried some form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), whether yoga, chiropractic, meditation, acupuncture, or a homeopathic treatment for the common cold.

Let's Have a Heart to Heart

Anne Dunev | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dunev

We can be a big influence on each other's health. A warm smile, a greeting, a hug to a dear one, can brighten anyone's life -- and may have more of a therapeutic effect than you realize.

Everyone Has Healing Hands

Suzette Standring | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Suzette Standring

If it hasn't been your habit to gently touch your family and friends, re-think your hesitation. Love and encouragement are alive in your very hands.