Researchers at the University of
Michigan Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center are first to provide
evidence of acupuncture`s effect on opoid receptors.
has been used in East-Asian medicine for thousands of years to treat
pain, possibly by activating the bodyís natural painkillers. But how it
works at the cellular level is largely unknown.
imaging, a University of Michigan study is the first to provide
evidence that traditional Chinese acupuncture affects the brainís
long-term ability to regulate pain. The results appear online ahead of
publication in the September issue of Journal of NeuroImage.