Quote from Deepak Chopra…
“There is a very important peptide found in the skin. It is called Vaso-active Intestinal Polypeptide or V.I.P. Very important peptide. The reason it’s called V.I.P. is because originally it was found in the intestines but it is also found in the skin and also in the brain. VIP happens to be the most vasodilator… known… biologically. A vasodilator is something that opens up blood vessels and VIP particularly improves coronary blood flow. There are very few studies on this but they are very exciting! There is one study that shows if you give somebody a massage... with sesame oil… then the level of VIP increases about 3-5 fold in your blood and remains elevated for up to three weeks after a massage… and if you do a P.E.T. scan on someone… a PET scan is a positron emission tomography… of the heart immediately following an Ayurvedic Massage, then as the VIP goes up, the coronary blood flow also increases…about 15-25%...increase in blood flow to the heart after an Ayurvedic Massage. Simultaneously the VIP level is going up. Imagine if you had a drug like that and you didn’t use it after a heart attack – you would probably be sued for malpractice!”
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