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β-endorphins: The Body's Natural Painkillers and Mood Boosters

In the world of neuroscience and physiology, β-endorphins stand out as fascinating endogenous opioid neuropeptides and peptide hormones. These natural compounds, sometimes referred to as endogenous morphine-like substances, are produced within the body, specifically in the brain. Recent research has also suggested that cells of the immune system are capable of synthesizing β-endorphins, highlighting their role beyond the central nervous system. The analgesic properties of β-endorphins are of particular interest. In the peripheral nervous system (PNS), β-endorphins produce analgesia by binding to opioid receptors and inhibiting the release of substance P. Substance P is a crucial protein involved in the transmission of pain signals. By blocking its release, β-endorphins effectively reduce the perception of pain. Within the central nervous system, β-endorphins also bind to opioid receptors, but their mechanism of action differs. Instead of inhibiting substance P, they exert their analges

10 Reasons why you should try acupuncture to reduce fatigue

Fatigue is a common complaint in the clinic. Nonspecific fatigue is fatigue with no underlying medical cause. Some survey has shown that 20% of people feel unusually tired at any given time. It’s unusual to find anything physically wrong. However excessive fatigue affects one’s quality of life. Tired of being tired? How to get rid of fatigue? Acupuncture is one of the methods that you should try. Why No1 Many things in daily life can cause stress and stress makes you tired. Acupuncture can help reduce stress as a result it can help reduce fatigue. No2 Brain is the largest energy consumer and all the energy come from blood supply to the brain. Acupuncture can help improve brain blood circulation and energy supply to reduce fatigue. No3 Inflammation anywhere in the body can make you feel tired. Acupuncture reduces inflammation to reduce fatigue. No4 The tension of the body blocks blood circulation and makes you feel tired. Acupuncture reduces tension and improves blood circulation to red

Acupuncture helps with chronic fatigue syndrome

I am very tired. It is not a rare complaint. Everyone must ever feel tired sometimes, but the tiredness would go away after rest or sleep. If it does not go away, it is a problem. Constant fatigue is the main symptom of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). CFS refers to severe exhaustion during and after daily activities or to a lack of energy which is prolonged for 6 or more months and resting and sleeping cannot make fatigue go. CFS affects about 1 in 300 people in the UK. It is about three times as common in women as in men. Most common age group developing CFS is 20-45 and it occurs more in women than in men. Apart from constant fatigue feeling, there are also other symptoms associated with severe fatigue, such as muscle and joint pain, headache, insomnia and poor short term memory etc. The cause is not clear but there are a few theories including: a viral infection, immune system problems, neuroendocrine dysfunction causing hormones imbalance and psychiatric problems, such as stress