Foetal Position Helps Alleviate Pain

by Bidita Debnath on  December 26, 2013 at 11:22 PM Research News
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Have you ever wondered why crawling into the foetal position helps alleviate the pain of a bad news or stressful situation or even physical pain?
 Foetal Position Helps Alleviate Pain
Foetal Position Helps Alleviate Pain

There is a mental and a physiological explanation to the relief brought by this position, which has been described as a "natural defensive posture" by sports medicine specialist Dr. Bob Adams.

According to Outside Online, the mental side of things has to do with the womb, where we first felt safe and warm, News.com.au reported.

While explaining the physiological reason, Adams said that by curling up, you relax the skeletal muscles by stopping them from moving around in your belly.

Source: ANI

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