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Why Don’t Doctors Touch Their Patients Anymore

Posted on: November 21, 2008

One of the complaints heard frequently is that physicians don’t touch their patients any more. Touch just isn’t there. Years ago massage was a big part of nursing. There was so much care, so much touch, so much goodness conveyed through massage. Now nurses for the most part are as busy as physicians. They’re writing charts, dealing with insurance notes, they’re doing procedures and often there is no room for massage any more.

I believe massage therapy is absolutely key in the healing process not only in the hospital environment but because it relieves stress, it is obviously foundational in the healing process any time and anywhere.” (Brooks 1999)

Dr. Borysenko studied at Harvard Medical School, has authored fourteen books, and is one of the founders and the director of the Claritas Institute Spiritual Mentor Training Program.

Since massage is so beneficial to good health its sad that it isn’t a bigger part of medical practice as it used to be. But some doctors do recommend massage therapy and many orthopedic doctors have a massage therapist as part of their staff. They recognize that the massage therapist can help relax and loosen stiff muscles that have been immobilized while the broken bone healed.

Don Rainwater has written many articles on alternative medicine, vitamins, supplements, and natural healing. To visit his site and to find vitamins, supplements, and health books that will help you find self cure through non-conventional medicine please visit

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