A study in Nature Neuroscience published just yesterday (May 30, 2010) shows one possible mechanism of pain relief through acupuncture:  the release of adenosine.  Adenosine is a very potent anti-inflammatory compound and most chronic pain is caused by inflammation.

For more on this new study from the University of Rochester, check out a general article on it in the UK’s Guardian newspaper by clicking here, or click here to read the study itself.

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