Biomedical Effects of Acupuncture

@article{Gabriella2015BiomedicalEO,
  title={Biomedical Effects of Acupuncture},
  author={Hegyi Gabriella},
  journal={International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={2}
}
  • Hegyi Gabriella
  • Published 27 November 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Biomedical effects of acupuncture Introduction: The use of acupuncture as a method of pain relief in western medicine is based on a wide range of clinical trials, and there is no doubt that it has significant effect in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Method: We were going a summary on past decades performed acupuncture studies on effects. Studies found that in chronic pain the concentration of endorphins in the spinal fluid is markedly reduced. Cholecystokinin octapeptide has been… 
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