A Scientific Look At Acupuncture

There are several theories on how acupuncture for pain relief works, including the release of endorphins and even the placebo effect. Now there is scientific research showing that acupuncture activates nearby pain-suppressing receptors. And as if acupuncture isn't amazing enough, there are now studies being done on a compound that boosts the response of those receptors to increase pain relief! This could one day lead to drugs that enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture. Check out this article for all the details:

How Acupuncture Pierces Chronic Pain - ScienceNOW.

Alex Goldberg