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You may have heard of the 'runner's high'-- that euphoric feeling runners get after a long run. Well, let me introduce you to the 'Acupuncture high'. After treatment, some patients leave my office feeling "super calm" with a "very relaxed feeling", feeling like "their head is in the clouds" or even "high". So, why do my patients feel this way after acupuncture?
When certain acupuncture points are stimulated your body releases opioid peptides, like endorphins. When you bisect the word endorphin you get endo - short for endogenous (originating within an organism) and orphin short for morphine. Endorphins play a role in your motivation, emotion, behavior, stress response, pain response, as well as controlling your food intake. Acupuncture has been proven to release endorphins which help to inhibit the sensation of pain and in some cases produce a feeling of euphoria similar to opioids.
So, without taking any medications, acupuncture can help your body produce its own natural morphine, allowing your body heal itself by reducing pain and stress.
2/20/2016 08:55:31 pm
I am also addicted to acupuncture as it always leaves me feeling both sedated and high! Plus it totally got rid of a breast cyst
10/10/2016 02:38:45 pm
Sometimes those whirlwind vacations are great getaways. If you just have a few days in a foreign country, you will want to pack a lot in.
3/6/2018 07:50:42 pm
I got totally high on acupuncture today. It was truly awesome. I've never done hard drugs, but am sure it is nowhere as good as this. Waaaay better than pot. I spent hours walking around listening to classical music and being fascinated with nature. Am in Costa Rica and the dry season is here with everything in bloom. Seven hours later and am no sense of crashing, just slowly returning to calm. Amazing.
6/8/2018 09:34:35 pm
Had acupuncture for the very first time today. Immediate euphoria after the treatment. My Dr said I was "chi-stoned." I think this may be the best addiction ever.
9/12/2019 09:07:53 pm
I had my first acupuncture today. I had a really bad reaction. I be only been drunk and occasionally smoke pot. I felt like, what I imagine, heroine, LSD or crack must feel like. I got so dizzy and saw so many colours I was dry heaving and blacked out. I was slurring words. It was terrifying. However I’m much more relaxed after treatment. Don’t think I’ll ever try that again though.
2/10/2020 11:11:17 pm
The average battery on motorized scooters for kids can take anywhere from four to six hours to fully charge.
1/5/2021 08:45:07 am
I had an acupuncture treatment yesterday. During the treatment I had constant firing of nerves all over my body. After the treatment I was on cloud 9 and now I'm hooked.
4/29/2022 06:25:10 am
It is interesting when you say that when certain acupuncture points are used then you produce endorphin like sensations. My niece seems quite depressed lately, so we are concerned. If acupuncture can stimulate this kind of a response, perhaps we could get her an appointment soon.
It's interesting to know that some acupuncture points would help stimulate opioid peptides which are the same as endorphins. I would love to try acupuncture treatment to help me with my headache and prevent that kind of issue form happening everytime I wake up on the right side of my head.
6/21/2022 07:05:09 am
My theory is that usually you get endorphins after exercise or injury...but during acupuncture you’re lying down and relaxing.
7/5/2022 07:58:12 am
I had acupuncture treatment a week ago and I felt this after. I can't explain what I felt afterwards. Now I know why. Thanks for explaining this!
9/10/2022 07:07:00 pm
Great read thaanks
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