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How does acupuncture work?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions. How can needles relieve pain, reduce stress and induce healing without the use of drugs. Scientists have asked the same question and have conducted studies to answer this. The short answer is it is complicated. Here are some of the things we know.

Acupuncture May Change the Way the Brain Perceives Pain

According to the Radiological Society of North America, acupuncture activates the portion of brain areas involved in pain perception. Perceived pain was significantly reduced or modulated under acupuncture (a) vs. (b) without acupuncture.