Touching heals stress…and raises Oyxtocin

The corallation between the reduction of feelings of stress and the raising of oxytocin in the blood stream is seemingly borne out in a new study almost every day.  There can be little remaining doubt that oxytocin is the chemical instrument that the body uses when it wants and needs to ‘feel good’.  From reduced stress, lowered blood pressure, decreased social inhibitions, the evidence relating these to increased oxytocin levels can no longer be ignored.  Just imagine the power to transform lives oxytocin may give us when we can efficiently manufacture and transport it into the body ourselves whenever we want.

The following link is to a story concerning a new study showing that touching and physical contact decreases a range of stress related symptoms whilst simultaneously increasing levels of oxytocin.

Touch and Stress