Love Really Can Cure a Broken Heart
January 05, 2010
It’s already known that oxytocin exposure brings greater heart health -- but researchers have just found that oxytocin infusion reduces cell deaths in an injured heart and reduces certain inflammatory factors that can slow healing.
Other than going into labor, the number one means of acquiring the neuropeptide oxytocin, is through skin-to-skin contact with another human being -- simple touch and closeness. Contact with animals has some beneficial effect as well.
Oxytocin has a powerful effect on infants, but brings greater bonding and mental and physical health for everyone.