The Power of Touch

STRESS AND HEALTH
“There is now good evidence (in animal and human studies) that the magnitude of stress-associated immune dysregulation is large enough to have health implications.”
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STRESS AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE
“Exposure to a stress-related disorder was significantly associated with increased risk of subsequent autoimmune disease, compared with matched unexposed individuals and with full siblings.” source

TOUCH THERAPY AND STRESS
Therapeutic touch promotes relaxation, while affecting emotional, physical, and mental well-being. Therapeutic touch creates positive chemical and electrical reactions within the body, encourages the release of endorphins, and encourages the body’s self healing abilities.

THE VAGUS NERVE AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT IT
“The vagus nerve represents the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system, which oversees a vast array of crucial bodily functions, including control of mood, immune response, digestion, and heart rate.” read more

 

Human Connections Start With A Friendly Touch
by Michelle Trudeau

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128795325

 

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