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Acupuncture’s Molecular Effects Pinned Down

May 17, 2016

Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain.

In a paper published online May 30 in Nature Neuroscience, a team at the University of Rochester Medical Center identifies the molecule adenosine as a central player in parlaying some of the effects of acupuncture in the body. Building on that knowledge, scientists were able to triple the beneficial effects of acupuncture in mice by adding a medication approved to treat leukemia in people...Follow the link to read more:

 

https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/2880/acupunctures-molecular-effects-pinned-down.aspx

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