Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: touch

  • COVID time

    Norelle Lickiss Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Who will be the chronicler of this? of how the tower fell, of how the tolling bell sounded the world’s crying.  And how the darkness fell,how deep the night, how barethe city streets, how hardto count and lay the dead.     And how the distanced other ached for touch and how the crowded ones still loved and held…

  • The thousand-year-old rainforest shamanistic tradition of healing touch

    Søren VentegodtCopenhagen, Denmark An interview with the last Aboriginal healer from the Kuku Nungl (Kuku Yalanji) tribe on the sacred art of healing touch in Far North Queensland, Australia. The indigenous people of Australia, the Aboriginals, have an ancient tradition of healing that uses only talk, touch, and other active principles. In contrast to the…

  • Pain and palpation: reading the body narrative with the osteopathic medical touch

    Aneesa Sataur Miami, Florida, United States   “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.” (Definition of Pain, The International Association for the Study of Pain, 2010)1 Andrew Taylor Still, 1914 Pain is a complex sensation that incorporates the mental and the physical.…