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Pain Management

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How Acupuncture Works For Pain

The mechanisms underlying how acupuncture is so effective for treating pain have been researched

extensively for over 60 years. While there is still much left to learn about acupuncture mechanisms and the human body in general, the neural pathways from acupuncture point stimulation, to the spinal cord to the deactivation of the pain centers in the brain have been mapped.

Acupuncture has been demonstrated to activate a number of the body’s own opioids as well as improving the brain’s sensitivity to opioids.

A number of other biochemicals involved in pain reduction have been found to be released or regulated by acupuncture stimulation, including

ATP and adenosine, GABA and substance P.

In the context of ineffective and often dangerous pharmaceutical options for pain, acupuncture represents a safe and effective alternative with a long track-record of successful use.

Read the full summary PDF produced by Evidence Based Acupuncture


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