The Oxytocin Factor
Tapping the Hormone of Calm, Love and Healing
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Oxytocin Factor by Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg
Book DescriptionIn recent years there have been exciting scientific discoveries about a powerful hormone whose role in the human body has long been neglected. Oxytocin is the hormone involved in bonding, sex, childbirth, and breast-feeding, as well as in relaxation and feelings of calm. It is the mirror image of the stress hormone (adrenaline), which triggers the "fight or flight" systems in the body. Much has been written about the latter but the many-sided importance of oxytocin is currently known only to specialists in obstetrics, physiology, and psychiatry. The Oxytocin Factor, by Dr. Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, is the first book on the subject for a general audience. The new research findings, as well as the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions, and problems of childbirth, are not only fascinating but of great significance to all our lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780738207483
(210mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 28-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg
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The Oxytocin Factor is the first book to reveal the importance of the whole oxytocin system for a general audience. Both the new research findings and the potentially beneficial applications of this hormone in reducing anxiety states, stress, addictions, and problems of childbirth are fascinating and of great significance in all our lives.
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Author Biography - Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg
Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, M.D., Ph.D., is an internationally known scientist at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. She lectures frequently in the United States and all over the world.
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