Simply Purrfect

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A CAT’S purr could be more than just a means of communication; it is potentially a source of self-healing. Veterinarians have long noted that broken bones heal quickly in cats.

The sound frequency of cat’s purr is between 25 and 150 Hertz. Sound frequencies between 20 and 50 Hertz can improve bone density and speed the healing of bones and muscles in human medicine, researchers have discovered.

The frequency that has been found to repair tendons is 120 Hertz. A cat’s purr has also been found to help reduce his owner’s stress or anxieties as well as ease discomfort including stomach pains and help boost immune systems.

Cat’s purring is also believed by some experts to be good for wound healing, reduction of infection and swelling, pain relief and relief of chronic pulmonary disease.

This could be why cats purr not only when they are happy and content, but when they are ill and in pain … it is their way of healing themselves.

Having said that, cats generally do not get chronic pulmonary disease, muscle and tendon injuries, bone diseases and a lot of other things that dogs get; perhaps their constant purring has something to do with this?

Cats are also known to have ‘nine lives’ and are renowned for their ability to survive falls from high places and their fast healing.

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