ok Victoria, I'll think about what you're saying. thanks. Chip ------------------------------ Chip Orange Database Administrator Florida Public Service Commission Chip.Orange@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (850) 413-6314 (Any opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Florida Public Service Commission.) > -----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. > > Check out the TABI resource web page at > > http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI > > > > to unsubscribe send a message, containing a subject line of > the word > > unsubscribe, to tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > > > > > if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the > freelists.org web > > interface, or by sending an email to the address > > tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in > the subject. > > > -------------------------------------------------------------- > ------------------ > > > > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 8.5.409 / Virus Database: 270.13.76/2342 - Release > Date: 09/02/09 > 18:03:00 > > Check out the TABI resource web page at > http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI > > to unsubscribe send a message, containing a subject line of > the word unsubscribe, to tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > > > if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the > freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the > address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word > "unsubscribe" in the subject. > Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI to unsubscribe send a message, containing a subject line of the word unsubscribe, to tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.