Chinese Acupuncture Affects Brain's Ability To Regulate Pain, UM Study Shows

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Chinese Acupuncture Affects Brain's Ability To Regulate Pain, UM Study Shows

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Acupuncture has been used for over two millennia in East-Asian medicine to treat pain. Using brain imaging, researchers have provided novel evidence that traditional Chinese acupuncture affects the brain's long-term ability to regulate pain. Their findings show acupuncture acts as more than a placebo, and can activate receptors in the brain that process and dampen pain signals.

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