Hypnosis helps you enter into a trance-like state, where you experience increased attention, concentration, reduced peripheral awareness. and suggestibility. According to some researchers, the benefits associated with hypnosis may be due to its oxytocin-increasing effects.
17. Warm and cold temperatures
When you expose yourself to warm temperatures or a hot environment and sweat a lot, the oxytocin-producing parts of the brain are activated. Also, exposure to a cold environment or temperature upregulates oxytocin levels in the brain. You can have a bath with lukewarm water and finish it off with 1-2 minutes of a cold shower.
As you can see oxytocin is an elixir of the social brain. You can’t control stress in life but increasing oxytocin is in your hands. Try the above-mentioned natural and effective ways to up your oxytocin levels. And you can live a peaceful, healthier, and happier life!
Are you ready?
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- Poulin, M.J. and Holman, E.A., 2013. Helping hands, healthy body? Oxytocin receptor gene and prosocial behavior interact to buffer the association between stress and physical health. Hormones and behavior, 63(3), pp.510-517.