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


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
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Postby jimmylegs » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:40 am

har har har squiffy :P
odd sx? no dx? check w/ dietitian
99% don't meet these. meds/lifestyle can affect levels
status can be low in ms & other cond'ns
'but my results are normal'. typical panels don't test all
deficits occur in 'normal' range
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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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