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A 39-year-old female asked:

Get good tingling sensation from head to toe when skin rubbed/massaged. is it true that stimulates excess growth hormone causing adults to grow taller

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 48 years experience
No.: No one with closed epiphyses of the long bones can grow taller with growth hormone--the bones just grow thicker. There exists no scientific evidence that massage helps children or adolescents with short stature to grow faster--they need injections of growth hormone by a pediatric endocrinologist.
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