Acupuncture's molecular effects pinned down

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Acupuncture's molecular effects pinned down

Postby MSUK » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:47 am

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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 - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... pageid/712
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:40 am

har har har squiffy :P
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Postby Apuman » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:21 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.
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Postby concerned » Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:28 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.
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