Hugs Help Protect Against Stress and Infection, Say Carnegie Mellon Researchers - 5th Mar 2015

A hug a day is like an apple a day!
How's this for a reflection of the power of hugs. In Fascial terms piezoelectricity may be stimulated by hugging to enovate the fascia and encourage the immune system, cellular nutrition and waste removal. Bring on the Bowen!!! (And the hugs).

A study from Carnegie Mellon University suggests that hugs may help protect against infection.

The researchers surveyed 400 healthy adults about the number of hugs they received over a two-week period, and then intentionally exposed them to the common cold virus

The study subjects were quarantined and monitored for illness. Those who reported having the strongest social support shown through hugs were less likely than others to catch the cold. Those who did get sick appeared to have less severe illness.

Led by Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty University Professor of Psychology in CMU's Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the researchers tested whether hugs act as a form of social support, protecting stressed people from getting sick. Published in Psychological Science, they found that greater social support and more frequent hugs protected people from the increased susceptibility to infection associated with being stressed and resulted in less severe illness symptoms.

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