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Jul 28, 2017

In this 5 for Friday Helen & Jerry discuss the findings of a recent study regarding the power of "behavioral synchrony," and how touch between partners can actually diminish a patient's pain. 

A recent study by research scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder discovered the role of touch in relation to pain relief.  This study seemed to confirm what hospice providers have believed, that therapeutic touch has a way of relieving a patient's pain.  The study revealed that when a patient's partner holds their hand, the "physiological synchronization" creates a connection that is an aid in reducing the patient's pain.  

A summary of the study can be found at 

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