What Is The 'Feel Good' Chemical? How Can We Make More?

In the human brain, there are many different chemicals that do different things. Each chemical is vitally important, and an imbalance can have serious effects on both the mind and body. The “feel good” chemical helps our brain block out stress, tension, and even physical pain.

What is the “Feel Good” Chemical?

Endorphins are a chemical that is produced naturally in the body, and it has a big affect on the pain and pleasure centers in the brain. Endorphins help to block pain, reduce stress, and increase happiness and pleasure. That is why this chemical is one that many people seek to increase in their bodies. 

How to Increase Endorphins

There are many different ways to get the body to produce endorphins naturally. Some of them work better than others and some people find that they enjoy one over the other. Below are a few proven examples. 

1. Exercising

 Ever heard of a runner’s high? This is due to endorphins being released during exercise. Contrary to popular belief, any form of vigorous exercise can produce this high. Power walking, lifting weights, using an elliptical, and even swimming can all release endorphins that help relieve stress and block pain.

2. Practicing Meditation

Practicing yoga or meditation can produce similar effects as vigorous exercise. These methods help to slow the body down and relieve stress in the mind. Using these tactics is a great way to relieve pain and stress while making yourself feel good in the process.

 3. Laughing

They say laughter is the best medicine. Getting your giggles out has also been shown to release the feel good chemical in the mind. If you are having a rough day, take some time to listen to watch a funny video or read a laughable story.

Using Aculief to Release Endorphins and Reduce Pain

Aculief is a small device that puts pressure on the LI4 point to relieve pain, tension, and stress. It works by helping your body to naturally release endorphins. Endorphins are nature’s pain killer and stress relief. 

The product is very simple to use. Just slip it between your thumb and index finger and you are good to go!

Learn more about Aculief Wearable Acupressure here!