‘Hug Doctor’ Preaches Benefits of 21-Second Hug

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A local psychologist who goes by the name of “the Hug Doctor” is singing the therapeutic praises of the hug this Valentine’s week.

Dr. Stone Kraushaar says a good, 21-second hug can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress and help your relationships.

“When you slow down on Valentine’s Day and have 20-second or longer hug with your partner, it’s epic,” he says. “I’m telling you that it’s something beyond any other hug that you’ve experienced.”

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