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The Touch of Your Romantic Partner Can Reduce Pain, Says New Study

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The Touch of Your Romantic Partner Can Reduce Pain, Says New Study:

Jun 28, 2017: 

Ken Wilbur once wrote in The Spectrum of Consciousness that for every knot in the mind, there is a corresponding knot in the body. When we get a massage, give someone a hug, or offer a loving touch to our romantic partners, a new study has now proven that this physical exchange can ease the pain.  It’s so powerful that just the touch of a loved one can reduce pain even during childbirth or a major surgery.

This astounding phenomenon happens because of something called “interpersonal synchronization” – a fancy term that describes neural plasticity and mirror neurons in our brains. We naturally begin to mirror the physiological state of someone we are with, and since our romantic partners often look at us with eyes of love, their touch can cause a mirroring effect in our own physiologies, reducing pain and discomfort.

The study was conducted with 22 couples to determine how people subconsciously sync their brains and bodies. Before now, scientists assumed that these two things were separate, but not only are our own brains and bodies synced, we also sync with people around us.

Read More: http://themindunleashed.com/2017/06/touch-romantic-partner-can-reduce-pain-says-new-study.html

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