The Healing Power of Love
Claire Aslangul - Thursday, January 10, 2013
Love, the subject of countless songs, books and movies. A feeling that attracts us and moves us more than any other emotion. One of the reasons we are so strongly drawn to stories of love, be they romantic, familial or even bromantic, is that our bodies have an innate attraction to that which is healthy for us.
Love: The power to heal
Love is the product of a chemical cocktail of amazing hormones, one of which is oxytocin. Oxytocin has a number of roles in the body and in our brains creates the feelings of love, bonding, trust, empathy and altruism. The beautiful thing about it is it also acts as an antioxidant, preventing repairing free radical damage to our neurones.
Love is a gift to the giver as much as the receiver.