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Does acupuncture trigger release of endorphins?

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Dr. Pejman Katiraei
Holistic Medicine 19 years experience
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.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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.
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