The Healing Power of Touch. Now there is scientific proof to show how a healing touch actually acts as a painkiller. Prof McGlone working with a group of Swedish researchers has found that a hug or a soothing touch can work to help relieve pain. The research conducted at the University of Gothenburg reveals that the sensation of pain from other nerves is reduced by gentle stroking as it activates pleasure nerves beneath the skin. So in case you are under the weather, welcome a big hug as it could be much better than medicine and will surely make you feel better. Professor Francis McGlone,Read More →