Ancient Chinese medicine and mechanistic evidence of acupuncture physiology

  title={Ancient Chinese medicine and mechanistic evidence of acupuncture physiology},
  author={E. S. Yang and Pei-wen Li and Bernd Nilius and Geng Li},
  booktitle={Pfl{\"u}gers Archiv - European Journal of Physiology},
Acupuncture has been widely used in China for three millennia as an art of healing. Yet, its physiology is not yet understood. The current interest in acupuncture started in 1971. Soon afterward, extensive research led to the concept of neural signaling with possible involvement of opioid peptides, glutamate, adenosine and identifying responsive parts in the central nervous system. In the last decade scientists began investigating the subject with anatomical and molecular imaging. It was found… CONTINUE READING
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