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Hands of Love

Hands of Love

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This booklet instructs the reader on the most basic element of healing. Touch is the missing element in traditional medicine, yet, it is the most needed for complete balance of body, mind and spirit. This booklet is packed full of advice and statistics of the benefits of touch.
This booklet instructs the reader on the most basic element of healing. Touch is the missing element in traditional medicine, yet, it is the most needed for complete balance of body, mind and spirit. This booklet is packed full of advice and statistics of the benefits of touch.

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Published by: Laura on Sep 13, 2009
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THE REWARDS OF TOUCHHANDS OF LOVELaura J. Neuhalfen RN, CNEH, Reiki Master 1
 
CONTENTS
1. ANATOMY OF SKIN 2. RESEARCH OF TOUCH 3. CREATING A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR HANDS 4. MAPPING THE CONNECTION FROM TOUCH 5. SETTING HEALTHY BOUNDERIES 6. TOUCH WITH INTENTION 7. GIVING AND RECEIVING
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SKINOur skin is the largest organ of our body. Let’s takea look at some of the physical attributes of the skin.In a grown man it covers about 19 square feet andweighs 8 lbs. A piece of skin the size of a quarter contain more than 3 MILLION cells, 100 to 340sweat glands, 50 nerve endings and 3 feet of bloodvessels. (www.tuberose.com)Our skin is an organ made up of a double-layeredtissue that stretches over the surface of our body.One of the jobs of our skin is to protect us fromdrying or losing fluid, from harmful externalsubstances, and from extremes of temperature.The inner layer, called the dermis, contains sweatglands, blood vessels, nerve endings (sensereceptors of touch), and the bases of hair and nails.The outer layer, the epidermis, is only a few cellsthick; it contains pigments, pores, and ducts, and itssurface is made of dead cells that it sheds from the body. (Hair and nails are adaptations arising fromthe dead cells.) The sweat glands excrete waste andcool the body through evaporation of fluid droplets;the blood vessels of the dermis supplementtemperature regulation by contracting to preserve body heat and expanding to dissipate it. Separate3

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