The Sense of Touch
THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUCH Touch is a very important part of life. It is a language that communicates love, understanding, and reassurance and at the same time create a comforting and healing effects. Many of us go through life being “touch starved” and rarely experience the wonderful feeling of being fully satisfied.
Research in recent years has revealed that deprivation of touch can lead not only to emotional disturbance, but also to diminished intellectual ability, and impaired physical growth, reduced sexual interest, and deterioration of the immune system. In addition, many forms of deviant behavior, such as those involving depression, violence, aggression, and hyperactivity have been traced to the lack of touch.
In a study conducted at the University of Wisconsin, baby monkeys deprived of their mothers bodily comfort grew up to be irritable, aggressive, and violent. When orphaned human babies have experienced deprivation of touch in orphanages, many wasted away and died of malnutrition. Newly born animals not licked by the mother shortly after birth, usually die.
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Lisa is certified in 7 different areas of natural wellness and holds a degree in Transformational Psychology. She is the founder of Lifeshare University of Healing, LLC, and the Published Author of Nine Amethyst Angels Self Help Book and the Personal Development CD Series "A Life from Roses to Lilies, Back to Seed.