A 44-year-old member asked:
does acupuncture trigger release of endorphins?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Pejman Katiraei answered
17 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Acupuncture can influence the activity of our brain and central nervous system (autonomic nervous system), and through this influence it can affect the release of endorphins.
Answered on Mar 30, 2016
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: The following chemicals/neurotransmitters can be impacted by acupuncture: serotonin, norepinephrine, sbustance p, gaba, dopamine, b- endorphin, acth, dynorphins, leucine - enkephalin & methionine-enkephalin. Different forms of acupuncture have different impacts on the body.
Answered on May 16, 2019
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