Acupuncture for Inflammation


A recent study conducted at Harvard Medical School has shown that acupuncture treats inflammation. The study pinpointed the underlying neuroanatomy of acupuncture and the signaling pathways needed to elicit physiological responses during acupuncture treatment. The specific subset of neurons that are required for acupuncture to trigger an anti-inflammatory response were identified by the researchers earlier this year. The team conducting the study is keen to learn more about the impact these pathways have on 'cytokine storms' - a rapid release of large quantities of the small proteins that are part of the growth and activity of immune system cells and blood cells. This development is particularly of interest in conjecture with COVID-19 which can cause cytokine-storms. Read the full article here.

 

References:

Caruso, C. (2021, November 03). Researchers pinpoint how acupuncture targets inflammation. Retrieved November 11, 2021, from https://news.harvard.edu/

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