Healing, Touch, Wellness

Hands On Research: The Science of Touch

by Dacher Keltner, Greater Good, February 24, 2011

“A pat on the back, a caress of the arm—these are everyday, incidental gestures that we usually take for granted, thanks to our amazingly dexterous hands.

But after years spent immersed in the science of touch, I can tell you that they are far more profound than we usually realize: They are our primary language of compassion, and a primary means for spreading compassion.

In recent years, a wave of studies has documented some incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch. This research is suggesting that touch is truly fundamental to human communication, bonding, and health.”

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Touch, Wellness

The Beauty of Touch

Patrick McIvor is a hairdresser who has had some very unique experiences during his 30-year career caring for people’s hair.His observations have been shaped by a broad range of a lifetime of experiences from being a teen volunteer in a neo-natal intensive care unit to his extensive, multi-continent travels which have allowed him to teach and share ideas, to his work in salons from New York City to his own salon in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

In this TED Talk, Patrick shares his thoughts about “The Beauty of Touch” and the need and desire to be touched/groomed by another.

Healing, Relaxation, Wellness

Register Now – Acu-Wellness: Auricular Acupuncture Group

Discover Acu-Wellness: Auricular (ear) Acupuncture for relaxation, stress management, suppression of withdrawal symptoms, and reduction of cravings. This treatment follows the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s (NADA) 5-Point AcuDetox Protocol.

  • Shenmen or Spirit Gate – used for calming and relaxing
  • Sympathetic – used for relieving tension
  • Liver – used to detoxify, as well as to relax and relieve anger and frustration
  • Kidney – used to strengthen the willpower and release unwanted toxins
  • Lung – used to help respiration, as well as for detoxification

Curious? Click here for more information or register now for our February Group Sessions:

Auricular Acupuncture Group
Wednesday: February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27
Time: 6:45pm until approximately 8:00pm
Location: Kos Chiropractic Center
Cost: $35.00 cash check or credit card
By appointment only

Group limited to 5 participants each week. Please register by contacting Julie at 203-215-6087, julie@solutionsforwellnessinc.com.

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Acupuncture, Healing, Wellness

What is Acupuncture?

Developed by the ancient Chinese, acupuncture is a therapy that consists of stimulating designated points on the skin by the insertion of needles. Acupuncture is part of Chinese medicine which includes herbal medicine, Tai Ji, Qi Gong among others.

The Chinese found that certain locations on the surface of the body are related to internal body functions. In Chinese medicine it is believed that there is a network of energy that flows through the body and connects these locations/points by way of channels called “meridians.” The meridians are related to specific organs and functions and form a network which has circulating energy called “Qi” or “Chi” that moves like an electric current. As long as the energy flow is not blocked and has the appropriate strength and balance the body functions healthfully. Disease creates an imbalance in this system so that the signals/energy is weak, too strong, blocked, crossed, or not moving in the proper pathway.

Simply stated, acupuncture is a way of making balancing adjustments to the body’s “Chi” which promotes proper functioning of the physical body.

Acupuncture is done using extremely thin flexible needles made of stainless steel and silver alloy. There is often brief discomfort when the needle passes through the skin. The needles contain no medication – they are simply a tool to help balance the body’s energy.

It has been used for 5,000 years in China and is still a frequent treatment of choice for a quarter of the world’s population.

Most side effects are minor and may include: occasional dizziness – especially during the first treatment, slight bleeding after the needles are removed, infection at the needle site.

Acupuncture is a safe, inexpensive and effective treatment for many chronic disorders and can be used preventatively as well.

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Mindfulness, Wellness


Mindfulness is focusing your full attention on what is happening in the present moment, observing how you feel – your physical body, emotions you are feeling, thoughts you are having – without any judgement.

Through mindfulness techniques, you can learn to take better care of yourself by exploring and understanding the interplay of mind and body, and mobilizing your inner resources for coping, changing and healing.

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Reflexology, Relaxation, Wellness


The clinical definition of reflexology is “stimulation of pressure points located on the feet, hands or ears that connect, correspond to every organ, gland and function of the human body.” Yet there is so much that this doesn’t tell you!

Through the power of touch, this ancient healing technique can improve blood flow, increase oxygen saturation and lowered respirations, promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, help with pain and much more.

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Energy Healing, Wellness

Energy Healing

Consider the power that past events, life experiences and relationships have on our present reality. Held emotional, thought and behavior patterns become blockages within the body affecting us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Energy Healing helps to bring your awareness to these blockages and assist you in seeing who and what they may be connected to, and how to clear them.

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