Mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia for clinical and experimental pain

  title={Mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia for clinical and experimental pain},
  author={Roland Staud and Donald D. Price},
  journal={Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics},
  pages={661 - 667}
  • R. Staud, D. Price
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology, Biology
  • Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
There is convincing evidence that acupuncture (AP) is effective for the treatment of postoperative and chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting, as well as postoperative dental pain. Less convincing data support AP’s efficacy for chronic pain conditions, including headache, fibromyalgia and low back pain. There is no evidence that AP is effective in treating addiction, insomnia, obesity, asthma or stroke deficits. AP seems to be efficacious for alleviating experimental pain by increasing pain… 
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