Daily Telegraph, Endorphins: Why runners are on a high (8th April 2008) by Monica Shaw.
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Understanding endorphins may help those with chronic pain, says Monica Shaw
Those struggling to complete the London Marathon this weekend will give thanks to the phenomenon known as “runner’s high” – the blissful flood of chemicals that keeps spirits up and prevents the brain from registering pain.
Now a new study demonstrates exactly how this feeling of euphoria caused by endorphins, naturally occurring chemicals, can be used to treat those suffering from chronic pain.