Kitty Power

I started thinking recently that my little kitty cats may possibly have the power to make me feel better, saner and happier. All of the people reading this who already think I have gone mad and become an old cat-lady should stop reading NOW.

* the below was taken from a very reliable source known as google search ;)

It is common for feline-lovers to know the cats ability to soothe us when we are unwell or in bad-mood. How many times have you been home from work or school, languishing in bed "under the weather" and then your cats come into the room, snuggle down beside you and purr away? Can it be that they actually sense our pain and want to help us relieve it? Well, talk to cat-lovers and the evidence seems to point to the fact that they most certainly do! What's even more astounding is that scientific research now proves that a cat
's purr can actually help us to heal.

Based on scientific research - a study by Elizabeth von Muggenthaler, she's a bioacoustics specialist at Fauna Communications Research Institute in North Carolina - a cat's purr is within the frequency range of 25 to 40 cycles per second (Hz). Exposure to 20 to 50 Hz frequencies increases bone density, relieves pain, and heals muscles. Another study also revealed that the cats had purr frequencies between 20 Hertz and 200 Hertz, notably 25 Hz, 100 Hz,125 Hz, and 150 Hz! Results indicated that despite size and different genetics, all of the individual cats had very strong purr frequencies that fell well within the range of a multitude of therapeutic frequencies.

A cat's purr [vibrational stimulation] has been linked to the relief of suffering in persons with both acute and chronic pain, generating new tissue growth, augmenting wound tissue strength, improvinglocal circulation and oxygenation, reducing swelling and inhibiting bacterial growth.

"If you put a cat in the same room with a pile of bones, the bones will heal", as an adagium of old veterinary said. Ask any veterinary
orthopedic surgeon about how relatively easy it is to mend broken cat bones, as compared with dogs. They will tell you that cats do not experience nearly the number of orthopedic diseases or ligament and muscle traumas as dogs experience, and that non-union of bone fractures in cats is rare. Researchers believe that a cat's purr is the self-healing mechanism behind these facts.

Yay, so that proves it! I am totally not crazy! AND cats are good for health... except for my lovely friend T who is too allergic to even enter my apartment when my cats are here (hehe).


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