Acupuncture's molecular effects pinned down

If it's on your mind and it has to do with multiple sclerosis in any way, post it here.

Acupuncture's molecular effects pinned down

Postby MSUK » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:47 am


Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain.

In a paper published online May 30 in Nature Neuroscience, a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center identifies the molecule adenosine central player in parlaying some of the effects of acupuncture in the body. ... Read More - ... pageid/712
User avatar
Family Elder
Posts: 2501
Joined: Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:00 pm


Postby jimmylegs » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:40 am

har har har squiffy :P
Volunteer Moderator
Posts: 9491
Joined: Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:00 pm

Postby Apuman » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:21 am

My experience with acupuncture led me to believe that it caused the greatest benefit by getting the body to relax, as one must learn to do when one has a dozen needles sticking into them :wink: This article may be adressing the molecular side of that relaxation.
User avatar
Family Elder
Posts: 103
Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:00 pm

Postby concerned » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:28 pm

I thought it just increased pain tolerance by getting the person accustomed to things piercing their flesh? It works anywhere on the body, works on mice etc.

Return to General Discussion


  • Related topics
    Last post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Contact us | Terms of Service