How do endorphins release pleasurable feelings?

Discovery Health
Administration

Endorphins bind to cells called opioid receptors in the brain's limbic system, which controls most of our emotions. When everything works normally, this interaction blocks pain and causes us to experience feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.

Continue Learning about Emotions

Emotions

Emotions

Medical science recognizes a mind-body connection and that your emotions may affect your body's physical health. Being down or depressed can cause fatigue, aches, and pains. If you are having problems and are also stressed, it's a ...

good idea to let your doctor know. This can be part of the diagnosis. Seeking an emotional balance and developing some resistance to bad feelings can be an important step to improved health. Techniques to improve your emotional health can range from medication to talking with an advisor, eating healthfully or exercising.
More

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.