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Science-based Mechanisms to Explain the Action of Acupuncture

  title={Science-based Mechanisms to Explain the Action of Acupuncture},
  author={Man C. Wong and Hui Jun Shen},
Although acupuncture has been practiced for thousands years in China, it is still not recognized by and incorporated in the conventional (Western) medicine in many countries. One of the reasons is lack of clear science-based mechanistic explanation for the action of acupuncture. There are some hypotheses on how acupuncture works: local mechanotransduction, neurohumoral theory and morphogenetic singularity theory, etc. Needling in the skin elicits a local mechanical deformation and body’s… 
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