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The Oxytocin Factor: Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love, and Healing

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ISBN: 0738207489
Издательство: Merloyd Lawrence Books
Год издания: 2003
Страниц: 240
Book DescriptionFrom the world's leading authority on oxytocin, a ground-breaking look at "the love hormone" and its role in everything from childbirth and bonding to human relationships. In recent years there have been exciting scientific discoveries about a powerful hormone whose role in the human body has long been neglected. Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, sex, childbirth, and breast-feeding, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone (adrenaline), which triggers the "fight or flight" systems in the body. Much has been written about the latter but the many-sided importance of oxytocin is currently known only to specialists in obstetrics, physiology, and psychiatry. The Oxytocin Factor , by Dr. Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, is the first book on the subject for a general audience. The new research findings, as well as the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress,...