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Touch--more than a basic science.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22904249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The potency of touch in osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) is physically realized within the musculoskeletal, immune, nervous, and endocrine systems. Psychologically, touch supports a verbal and tactile interaction that is both diagnostic and therapeutic. Touch is a 2-way street that adds meaning and depth to the patient-physician experience. The relationship between touching and being touched offers a potentially powerful and intense deepening of the patient-physician relationship that emerges within the palpatory examination and treatment. Empathic communication, through word or deed, allows a therapeutic, synchronized healing to occur. In the present article, the authors provide a rationale to sensitize and invigorate osteopathic physicians to routinely evaluate and treat patients using their skillful touch.
Mitchell L Elkiss; John A Jerome
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1945-1997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-20     Completed Date:  2013-01-07     Revised Date:  2013-01-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503065     Medline TA:  J Am Osteopath Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  514-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Manipulation, Osteopathic / methods*
Physician-Patient Relations*
Systems Theory
Comment In:
J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2012 Dec;112(12):769-70   [PMID:  23212426 ]

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