Oxytocin vs Oxycodone

by admin on October 14, 2013

Oxycodone is the pain numbing narcotic that folks get into trouble with.  Oxytocin is the stuff of bliss that comes from human touch. (See in praise of casual intimacy that I wrote more than a decade ago.) I can envision a whole new area of medicine that is just about smiling and touch.  My gynecological oncologist surgeon (that is a mouthful, eh?) is Dr Ashley Case – a wonderful warm woman with a team of folks working with her who are all so very dear and they seem to know about the value of touch.  I have had almost no human touch for decades and I am convinced of its healing power.  One night in the hospital when I was dancing with the midnight willies, one of my favorite nurses came in and I asked her to hold my hand. I turned down the oxycodone they offered, but I am willing to beg for the oxytocin.


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Robert May 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm

Just figured out my life long addiction to opiates. Pour or no bonding with my mother at birth, and a further otherwise cold and indifferent mother through early childhood. No wonder the phrase “Hugs not Drugs” applies so personally to me. Now I get my fix from a warm embrace or even a handshake. Knowledge has the power to heal!

Thank you


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