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Oxytocin "The Love Hormone", How Sound Can Produce this Chemical

The Oxytocin chemical otherwise known as the "love hormone" and "cuddle hormone.”, getting its nicknames from the body doing the following falling in love, when baby is born and when one is intimate with a partner, friendship and deep sharing. These are all forms of “bonding” - connections being made with and between people. Activities that allow us to make sounds with others like singing, making music, or even humming together can stimulate the release of oxytocin. As in my other post with endorphins we can see how all of these chemicals  build upon each other.

The benefits of Oxytocin are: Induce anti-stress-like effects such as reduction of blood pressure and cortisol levels. It increases pain thresholds, exerts an anxiolytic-like effect and stimulates various types of positive social interaction. In addition, it promotes growth and healing.

With this in mind we can start to generate the production of oxytocin naturally by singing with a group. Even making a simple sound with another person such as an elongated "Om", or "Ah" sound like we do in toning, can help elevate the level of trust between people establishing that connection of togetherness or trust - entraining on each other. “We thereby feel fulfilled, our hearts feel full, bigger. A number of beneficial therapeutic effects occur, including increased oxygen and cells, lowered blood pressure, and heart rate, increased lymphatic circulation, increased levels of melatonin, reduce levels of stress related hormones, release of endorphins, increased levels of nitric oxide and release of oxytocin.

So whether it's the release of oxytocin, or endorphins, melatonin, there are numerous biochemical factors that are stimulated simultaneously in our bodies when we utilize self-created sounds in some capacity. So by humming, toning and signing we can start the production of this chemical. There is another way which is tied to sound and that’s music. By listening to music this improves your mood, focus, and motivation. It also seems to help improve the ability to create those social bonds. There have been studies that music in open-heart surgery patients who listened to music while on bed rest had higher levels of oxytocin and felt more relaxed than patients who didn’t listen to music. Research has also shown that music can also increase oxytocin levels, even in the absence of physical touch. A study published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology found that listening to music with a slow tempo and a simple melody led to increased oxytocin levels in participants. From the plasma oxytocin determinations it appeared that oxytocin release is increased in vivo when the pituitary stalk is electrically stimulated at a frequency of 6 Hz. This is consistent with the recent in vitro stimulation studies of Dyball [personal commun.], who showed an oxytocin re lease at a frequency of 5 Hz.

Other interesting studies:

Now hang in there for me so this is where it gets interesting a lot of sources say the 528hz is the healing frequency now in my opinion all the research that I have done, all the frequencies are there for different healing purposes they all hone in and do different things. 528hz can definitely be used to help produce oxytocin because what that frequency actually is know for and what is does is (in plants) Chlorophyll vibrates at this frequency.

Bees buzz at this frequency to pollinate flowers and the air we breathe is made up of this exact number of Hz. The vibrations made from 528 hertz resonate and connect with all living things around it - thus leading us back to that one evident thing which is connection and now not just connection with each other as people but with everything and when one starts to feel connected with everything is that idea of relationship to all gives off more of that feeling of gratitude which in turn makes one feel love, feel full - which again means that oxytocin is being generated by the body. 

This is something super special to remember that we have an idea of what connection is that it needs to be people which is part of how we seem to think it needs to be we say its part of our human DNA, but if we look right in front of us at the simplicity that we have been given, the basics that of nature itself and having a relationship with that and with oneself is sometimes the connection that we really need to nurture and work on.

This reminds me of something that my grand mother used to say to me

“we come into the world on our own and we leave on our own”

and that for me was something that I have never forgotten, I can really appreciate having relationships, having those bonds, but the most important one is having that bond and connection to self and that of what needs to acknowledged and loved something epic like a mountain range picturesque view, the magestic ocean, down to the seed you plant to begin new life to the oldest tree thats lived so many years seen so many things.

Connection, relationship, bonds = oxytocin.

Sound and frequency are the way forward to a healthier happier you.

Sourcing from Sound Embrace, Health line and National Library of Medicine

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