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31 May 2010

Acupuncture prompts natural painkiller

The needle pricks involved in acupuncture may help relieve pain by triggering a natural painkilling chemical called adenosine, a new study has found.

The needle pricks involved in acupuncture may help relieve pain by triggering a natural painkilling chemical called adenosine, a new study has found.

Nedergaard and her team report their findings in the journal Nature Neuroscience. They are also scheduled to present the results at the Purines 2010 scientific meeting in Barcelona.

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