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Why does acupuncture work? Study finds it elevates nitric oxide, leading to pain reduction

10:07 EDT 29 Jun 2017 | Medical Xpress

The use of acupuncture to treat pain dates back to the earliest recorded history in China. Despite centuries of acupuncture, it's still not clear why this method of applying and stimulating tiny needles at certain points on the body can relieve pain. Recent studies have raised additional questions, with some finding acupuncture reduced chronic pain while others showed that acupuncture has little, if any, impact on pain.

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