[tabi] Re: rub away pain

  • From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 13:37:55 -0400

ok Victoria, I'll think about what you're saying.

thanks.


Chip





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> -----Original Message-----
> From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Yvonne Britton
> Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 1:25 PM
> To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [tabi] Re: rub away pain
> 
> Hi, Chip
> I came upon this email today because I have not been on my 
> computer for some 
> days. I am not starting a problem and the information was 
> well appreciated 
> but when Charles posted something about health that he found 
> on the internet 
> you shot him down. Now you are giving this information. Is 
> your information 
> more important than his. This where we draw the line about 
> what is posted. I 
> just read the post and not reply but I had to bring this to 
> your mind. I 
> know that I am going to read a lot of words from many on the 
> list but I 
> think we all should be treated equality.
> Victoria
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chip Orange" <Corange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 10:34 AM
> Subject: [tabi] rub away pain
> 
> 
> > Hi all,
> >
> > here's a short article from a health news letter which may 
> help anyone
> > with aches and pains:
> >
> >
> >
> > Rub Away Your Pain: Feel-Good Pain Relief Trick
> >
> > Ever notice how having your arm lightly stroked feels 
> really calming?
> > Stroke a cat's head and you will hear instant purring. People -- and
> > some animals -- like to be stroked and now a group of Swedish
> > researchers at the University of Gothenburg has discovered why this
> > feels so pleasurable. They also uncovered evidence of how 
> this simple
> > act might someday be harnessed for pain control.
> >
> > An earlier study showed that we have a separate sensory 
> system in the
> > skin that carries the perception and pleasure of being 
> touched to the
> > brain. The nerve fibers in this system are called 
> "CT-afferents"(C being
> > a label for "very slow" and T meaning tactile). These 
> researchers took
> > this finding a step further, discovering that the pleasure signals
> > evoked by stroking skin lightly bypass other types of 
> messages traveling
> > from the same area to the brain. This discovery may open 
> the door to a
> > new -- and entirely pleasant -- way to control pain.
> >
> > I contacted study coauthor Johan Wessberg, MD, PhD, an associate
> > professor of physiology at the University, to learn more. 
> Emphasizing
> > that the research is a first step toward an application that remains
> > speculative, he says it is "well grounded in current theories about
> > brain mechanisms for pain" and that he and his colleagues 
> have started a
> > new study to investigate the potential of these interactions among
> > pleasant touch, CT afferents and pain.
> >
> > If you are interested in giving it a try in the real world 
> right away,
> > it's helpful to know that in humans the pleasure paths of the
> > CT-afferent system are located on the hairy skin of the arms, hands,
> > legs and the face. Go ahead and lightly rub these areas on 
> yourself or
> > someone else, using a very light, soft touch. Dr. Wessberg 
> noted that
> > the longer the stroking took place, the happier the study 
> participants
> > became. At worst, it feels good -- at best, we may someday 
> learn how to
> > use it for specific pain relief.
> >
> >
> > Source(s):
> >
> > Johan Wessberg, MD, PhD, associate professor of physiology at The
> > University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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