Oxytocin can do more than make you feel attached to your partner. It may have additional benefits in the pain relief department (it's one of the hormones released during labor, after all). Right now research is underway to see whether oxytocin nasal sprays can help quell headaches. Studies have also shown that oxytocin may accelerate wound healing, which is supported by the finding that women who have C-sections are found to suffer from less chronic pain than those who've undergone hysterectomies.
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