Endorphins are chemicals linked to feeling pleasure and eliminating pain. They are the body’s own natural morphine or heroinlike substance. These substances are heavily involved in addiction and the loss of control.
Natural ways to boost endorphins include the following:
- Exercise, which is why some people feel a runer’s high when they exercise intensely.
- Acupuncture, which has been found to be effective for a number of pain syndromes.
- Hypnosis, which has been shown to be helpful in pain syndromes.