How Does Acupuncture Treat Pain?

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The exact mechanism of acupuncture in terms of scientifically how it treats pain is still an area of inquiry that scientist are looking at, there are a number of theories out there. There are some interesting work being done on looking at how acupuncture actually influences the connective tissue that's just under the skin and above the musculature.

Even though, the exact mechanism is still not quite really understood, studies have definitely shown acupuncture to be useful in a wide variety of pain conditions. There are number of German studies in the last few years that used acupuncture for conditions such as low back pain and migraine with a huge number of participants, and the results were quite good.