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Postby yeti » 19 Dec 2004, 23:59

If you're not interested in medicines then maybe you could utilise your body's own drug resources. Exercise, especially of the aerobic variety, releases 'feel good' chemicals known as endorphins in the brain which are known to regulate mood and allow the body to better deal with stressful situations.

These brain chemicals are responsible for the phenomenon known as 'runners high' when distance runners experience a feeling of euphoria usually after having performed continuous exercise for a prolonged period of time.

The Western medical perspective on acupuncture is that it may help conditions such as depression because it too triggers the release of endorphins. Eating chocolate, sex and meditation are also associated with endorphin release, if you're looking for alternatives.
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Postby Francis » 20 Dec 2004, 09:42

If you do find the answer, I'll have a pint of it.
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Postby rantheman » 20 Dec 2004, 09:45

guys, we have loads of parks to walk around in. get out and enjoy what God made. that's the best way back to sanity, for me.
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Postby Yellow Cartman » 20 Dec 2004, 10:27

Sometimes, religion may help... I use religion very loosely here though. A person can start looking at different philosophical perspective about one's place in life to the social fellowship with other folks with similar life views. I find that Buddhist readings are extremely helpful, regardless of one's religious orientation.

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Postby Tetsuo » 20 Dec 2004, 23:24

rantheman wrote:guys, we have loads of parks to walk around in. get out and enjoy what God made. that's the best way back to sanity, for me.

Time for another few laps then, methinks.
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Postby Tigerman » 20 Dec 2004, 23:29

rantheman wrote:guys, we have loads of parks to walk around in. get out and enjoy what God made. that's the best way back to sanity, for me.


God made the parks here in Taipei? :eek:
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Postby almas john » 20 Dec 2004, 23:33

Tigerman wrote
God made the parks here in Taipei?


Don't be silly. He's refering to the heavenly local babes. :wink:
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Postby Tetsuo » 20 Dec 2004, 23:58

I thought Park was a Korean name.
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Postby rantheman » 21 Dec 2004, 11:44

I'm talking about the sky, the air, the sunset, etc etc, . the park is just a place for that..... knew it was coming. shoulda been more clear.
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Postby wolf_reinhold » 21 Dec 2004, 15:04

Yellow Cartman wrote:
Sometimes, religion may help

What a depressing thought.
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