Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia.

@article{Zhao2008NeuralMU,
  title={Neural mechanism underlying acupuncture analgesia.},
  author={Zhi-qi Zhao},
  journal={Progress in neurobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={355-75}
}
Acupuncture has been accepted to effectively treat chronic pain by inserting needles into the specific "acupuncture points" (acupoints) on the patient's body. During the last decades, our understanding of how the brain processes acupuncture analgesia has undergone considerable development. Acupuncture analgesia is manifested only when the intricate feeling (soreness, numbness, heaviness and distension) of acupuncture in patients occurs following acupuncture manipulation. Manual acupuncture (MA… CONTINUE READING
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