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Definition of Laying on of hands

Laying on of hands: In alternative medicine, an ancient method of healing by touching a person with the hands or palms, usually on the head, shoulders, or waist. Also called contact healing. See also: Therapeutic touch.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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