Study shows differences in effects of ‘real’ and ‘sham’ acupuncture

The practice of acupuncture predates current understanding of physiology by several millennia, and modern studies have found it often provides measureable improvements in health outcomes, particularly in the area of chronic pain. Now, in a study reported in the journal Brain, a team of investigators based at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) sheds new light on the question of how.

Study shows differences in effects of ‘real’ and ‘sham’ acupuncture 

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