There is a great deal of scientific evidence related to the importance of hugs and physical touch.

Stimulates Oxytocin – Promoting feeling of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress lowering our cortisol levels.

Cultivates Patience – Appreciation and acknowledgment of one another benefiting ourselves and others.

Prevent Disease – Improves the immune system with is a direct response from affection through touch.

Stimulates Dopamine – Dopamine is responsible for giving us that feel-good feeling and motivation.

Stimulates Serotonin – Releasing serotonin and endorphins can negate pain and sadness by elevating moods and creating happiness.

Parasympathetic Balance – Balancing out the nervous system. Suggesting a more balanced state of being.

Sources: tinyshift.com; dopamineproject.org

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