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Adenosine: The Secret Behind Acupuncture?

by Sara Putman, LAc, LMT - Acupuncturist | Charleston, SC

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  • New research published this week in the journal Nature Neuroscience finds that the natural compound adenosine, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, floods tissue that is punctured or aggravated, and may be the secret ingredient in acupuncture.
  • "In this work, we provide information about one physical mechanism through which acupuncture reduces pain in the body." - Maiken Nedergaard, co-director of the University of Rochester's Center for Translational Neuromedicine
  • Both during and immediately following an acupuncture treatment, the level of adenosine in the tissue near the needles was 24 times greater than before the treatment. So acupuncture may relieve pain by simply tricking bodies into thinking there's been minor tissue trauma.

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