Science Behind an Emotional Support Animal
Publish Date: May 8th, 2020; Author: Darren M. Jorgenson.
An ESA is an Emotional Support Animal that helps a person with a mental health condition to come out of the misery and disability that makes a person feel alone and depressed. An ESA is recommended to those who suffer from any sort of mental disorder or disability. Either it is the initial traces of the depression or a severe case of suicidal tendencies, an ESA would always help you get distracted and brings you out of that situation.
But have you ever thought about why this happens?
Let’s dig deep into the science…
When you see or hug or cuddle with your Emotional Support dog, your body starts responding to it. When you feel loved, some hormones in your body are released, which makes your mind and body feel relaxed.
Endorphin, oxytocin, opioids, adrenalin, and serotonin. These are the hormones released in our body when we pet a dog or any animal that we are attached to. As a result, the heartbeat starts to slow down, the blood pressure starts to get in control and slows down, the body starts feeling relaxed and positive and you start feeling better.
The touch of your pet makes you as well as your pet happy and relaxed, and you start feeling calm.
How does this relationship work?
Let’s understand Oxytocin…
About Post Author
Darren M. Jorgensen has a fondness for all animals, though dogs especially, have a huge home in his heart. He enjoys quilting, making handcrafted soap and bodyworks and anything that produces practical products. Jorgensen lives with his own service dog who doubles as an Emotional Support Animal. He gets it.
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