Acupuncture Analgesia: I. The Scientific Basis

@article{Wang2008AcupunctureAI,
  title={Acupuncture Analgesia: I. The Scientific Basis},
  author={Shu‐Ming Wang and Zeev N. Kain and Paul F. White},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={106},
  pages={602-610}
}
Acupuncture has been used in China and other Asian countries for the past 3000 yr. Recently, this technique has been gaining increased popularity among physicians and patients in the United States. Even though acupuncture-induced analgesia is being used in many pain management programs in the United States, the mechanism of action remains unclear. Studies suggest that acupuncture and related techniques trigger a sequence of events that include the release of neurotransmitters, endogenous opioid… 

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