Oxytocin

Oxytocin - A Possible Mediator of Anti Stress Effects Induced by Acupuncture?

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Reports the production of oxytocin from the paraventricular and the supraoptical nuclei of the hypothalamus. Stimulation of milk ejection and uterine contractions; Control of autonomic function;...

Oxytocin Protects Baby's Brain during Birth

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The article offers information about a study concerning the effectivity of oxytocin in protecting the baby's brain during birth. It was found in a study comparing the brain tissue of rats born th...

Information Please: Oxytocin - The Hormone Of Love

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Last July, at La Leche League International's Physicians' Seminar in Anaheim, California, Dr. Niles Newton, Professor of Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University in Chicago, spoke on "Oxytocin: Hormone of Orgasm, Birth, Breastfeeding, and Bonding." In the past, oxytocin has been ignored by researchers because its small molecular size made it difficult to study and because until recently scientists have given more attention to the hormones associated with fear, aggression, and stress.

The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the hormone of calm, love and healing

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The article reviews the book "The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing," by Kerstin Uvnas Moberg.

MASSAGE RELIEVES NAUSEA IN WOMEN UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY

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The article focuses on a Swedish randomized controlled trial published in the "Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine" on the effect of massage on women undergoing chemotherapy for bre...

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