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Relief of pain is rewarding, according to a researchers from the USA. They demonstrated that treatments that relieve the unpleasant feeling of pain also activate reward circuits in the brain and thus reinforce behaviors that...
Another Chinese study has found that acupuncture needle sensations of deqi and sharp pain are associated with different patterns of activations and deactivations in the brain.
Taiwanese authors have compared the advantages and limitations associated with different control group designs in acupuncture RCTs.
An experimental study carried out in Korea has found that the skin at acupuncture points contains higher levels of the signaling molecule nitric oxide (NO) than surrounding areas.
Investigators from South Korea have found that the effect of acupuncture on the autonomic nervous system differs between the wood and metal points of the Pericardium and San Jiao channels.
An fMRI study from China has found changes in brain activity following electro-acupuncture (EA) at acupoints Yintang N-NH-3 and Baihui DU-20, both of which are used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders.
Experimental studies carried out in humans have shown that acupuncture triggers local increases in interstitial adenosine concentrations.
American scientists have investigated the brain circuitry involved in the antipruritic effects of acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a cost-effective treatment modality, according to Korean authors who performed a systematic review of economic evaluations carried out alongside randomised controlled trials.
Acupuncture is now supported by a broad range of surveys of safety, clinical trials and basic science studies of physiological action.