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WAY TO WELLNESS #98

Hugs help us feel better and here’s how:

  • Hugs instantly boost oxytocin levels which decrease stress hormones and heal feelings of loneliness, anger and isolation.
  • Hugs build trust and a sense of safety.
  • Hugs lift one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.
  • Hugs strengthen the immune system.  The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra which stimulates the thymus gland regulating and balancing the body’s production of white blood cells.
  • Hugs boost self-esteem – they provide a tactile sensation that show us we are loved and special increasing feelings of self-worth.
  • Hugs relax muscles, release tension in the body and take away pain because they increase circulation into the soft tissues.
  • Hugs balance out the parasympathetic nervous system through the change in skin conduction (moisture and electricity).
  • Hugs teach us how to give and receive.
  • Hugs are similar to meditation and laughter in that they teach us to let go and be present in the moment – they connect you with your heart and your feelings and your breath.
  • Hugs are a form of investment in the relationship between the two people hugging, which encourages empathy and understanding. 

 Be sure to ask before hugging someone you aren’t 100% sure would welcome one by simply asking “Can I give you a hug?” or “Would you like a hug?” 

 

What People Say About Us

Here are just a few of the many positive things our patients have to say about their the care they received at Cary Medical Center.

  1. The staff in one day surgery is absolutely amazing. I was very thankful for my team of nurses, doctors and right down to the secretary that checked me in. You all were so amazing, friendly and professional. Thank you so much!

    Desiree S.

    Desiree S.

  2. I am beyond happy with our visit at Cary! We can't thank you and your amazing staff for keeping our little boy your #1 concern. You did such an amazing job! Thank you Cary Medical Center!

    Whittni N.

    Whittni N.

  3. This hospital was exactly what a hospital should be. The took such good care of my grandmother and the display of humanity and compassion was genuine. I am forever grateful.

    Joshua S.

    Joshua S.

  4. I had my son at Cary and I couldn’t imagine being treated better anywhere. The staff were attentive, empathetic, and went above and beyond for my comfort. I wouldn’t want to give birth anywhere else.

    Emily O.

    Emily O.

  5. A big shout-out to the doctors, nurses, and staff at Cary Medical Center’s ER, Imaging, Lab, Food Service, and ACU Departments. I can’t thank you enough for the wonderful care from each of you.

    Stephanie P.

    Stephanie P.

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