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What Benefits have been Reported Following Acupuncture?

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Research has shown that acupuncture will cause certain reactions in our body which result in the following therapeutic effects:

  • The release of a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory chemical – adenosine, which also promotes sleep
  • The release of oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone, which promotes muscle relaxation and a feeling of wellbeing. It also relieves pain and significantly, the pain relief becomes greater with repeated applications of acupuncture
  • There are effects in the central areas of the brain (limbic and paralimbic), resulting in changes in the emotional reaction to and perception of pain
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