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Acupuncture in the News

Wall Street Journal 'Finds Science in Acupuncture'

The famously conservative and anti-alternative medicine Wall Street Journal has published what, for it, is an extremely positive article on acupuncture including a nice section which goes beyond the old chestnut that suggested that acupuncture's effects were due solely to nerve stimulation or endorphin release: 

Meanwhile, neuroimaging studies at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston have shown that acupuncture affects a network of systems in the brain, including decreasing activity in the limbic system, the emotional part of the brain, and activating it in the parts of the brain that typically light up when the brain is at rest.

The most common uses are for chronic pain conditions like arthritis, lower back pain and headaches, as well as fatigue, anxiety and digestive problems, often when conventional medicine fails

Mark Reese