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How To Release Endorphins At Will – Naturally!

Would you like to be able to feel good, or relieve pain without using potentially harmful drugs? If so, you’re in luck, because your brain is a veritable pharmaceutical factory in itself, and is capable of manufacturing its own ‘feel-good’ chemicals.

Among the best-known of these are endorphins, which are opioid chemicals that are often produced in response to stress or injury. However, you don’t need to be injured or in pain in order to experience the natural high that endorphins give, since it’s possible to release endorphins at will. Let’s take a look at how you can do this.

Endorphin Release Methods

There are various things you can do to stimulate endorphins release. Vigourous exercise is among these, as you may know if you’ve ever experienced the so-called ‘runners high’. Many people also experience endorphin release as a result of eating food, particularly foods that are spicy. Having an orgasm is another way to experience endorphins, as is an acupuncture session. As we mentioned, the body also produces endorphins when under physical stress, such as that caused by an injury.

Of these methods, exercise and orgasm are probably the most accessible for most people, but they’re not always convenient. And while we all need to eat food, eating purely for pleasure is not a very good idea if you want to maintain your health and waistline. Acupuncture is probably not convenient for most also, and nobody in their right mind would deliberately injure themselves just so they can produce endorphins.

Fortunately, there’s another way to release endorphins which doesn’t involve any of the above, and that’s by using brainwave entrainment.

What Is Brainwave Entrainment?

Rain cloud cartoonBriefly put, brainwave entrainment (also known as brainwave synchronisation) involves exposing the brain to a repetitive stimulus of a specific frequency. Sound waves are most commonly used, and brain entrainment recordings are widely available. As you listen to the recording, the brain will naturally tend to match its own brainwave production to the frequency of the sounds it’s hearing – this is known as the ‘frequency following response’.

There are three types of brainwave entrainment recording available: binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones. All three can work very well, although many people find isochronic tones are the most powerful. [Read more about brainwave entrainment]

Releasing Endorphins With Brainwave Entrainment

Like other physical and mental states, endorphin release is associated with specific brain states. By listening to a brain wave entrainment recording that’s specifically designed to trigger such a state, you may be able to release endorphins naturally just as a result of exposure to the frequencies in the recording.

This might sound a bit far-fetched, but many people have had excellent results using this method, and as with anything, the best thing is to try it for yourself before deciding whether it works or not. The potential rewards – natural pain relief and feeling great at will – are worth some experimentation, I think!

Brainwave entrainment meditation

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