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A 37-year-old female asked:

Is it true massaging/rubbing arms, legs, feet & tingling it sends thruout body stimulates hormones & can make 30-something adults grow inches taller?

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Dr. Donna Childress
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
No evidence: Interesting idea....but there is no reputable medical evidence that such growth can occur by tactile stimulation. There is no physiologic reason why massage would release growth hormones that could cause such notable physical growth in height in this age group or any other.
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