Touch is one of the most basic means of communication and interaction between people. But touch also has deeper effects on our physical and mental well-being. Some call this power of touch magical because of its ability to heal and change. A topic that has been repeatedly discussed by scientists.
In this article we will try to look at the magical power of touch and how touch heals.
When someone touches us, it causes physical and chemical reactions in our body. While the feelings associated with touch can range from pleasurable to unpleasant, research shows that positive touch can have healing effects.
How does touch heal us?
Touch stimulates the production of the hormone oxytocin in our body. Oxytocin is associated with increased bonding and trust between people, but it also has anti-stress and anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects.
Regulating your stress level
Touch can reduce stress levels and help the body regulate itself. It helps reduce the level of cortisol, the stress hormone, and increases levels of serotonin and dopamine, two chemicals associated with feelings of happiness and well-being.
Improving the immune system
Research shows that touch can improve the functioning of the immune system. Oxytocin, which is released during touch, can strengthen the immune system by increasing the production of antibodies and enhancing the body's protective function.
Positive touches can have an analgesic (pain-relieving) effect. They stimulate the sensory nerves that transmit signals to the brain and can change the perception of pain.
Touch has a strong influence on our mood. It can increase levels of happy hormones and improve mood, reducing depression and anxiety.
Touch heals. It is more than just physical contact. It has a magical power that can heal and transform. Its positive effects on physical and mental well-being have been proven by scientific research. In a world where we are sometimes isolated and distant from each other, touch is a powerful way to reconnect and improve the quality of our lives.