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Acupuncture Research

  • Acupuncture stimulates nitric oxide signaling molecules which increases blood flow and causes an analgesic, or pain-relieving effect. 

  • Acupuncture treatments have been shown to stimulate the release of compounds like leukotrienes and antihistamines that dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow to areas of the body deprived of oxygenated blood. 


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  • Shown through ultrasound color doppler imaging, acupuncture points were found to increase blood flow to major arteries of the body which continues to increase after needle withdrawal. 

  • Major acupuncture points were shown to re-establish a parasympathetic nervous system state.


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  • Through MRI, electro-acupuncture was shown to cause neuroplasticity, in the somatosensory cortex of the brain, in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. 

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