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Acupuncture Analgesia

  • Shao-Guang Fan
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 38)


Acupuncture has been used in China as a therapeutic measure for more than 2,000 years. Traditionally acupuncture has been used to treat many conditions including chronic pain, paralysis, insomnia, dyspepsia, and neurasthenia. One of the most effective uses is to relieve pain. The present paper will be confined mainly to acupuncture anklgesia and its neurochemical basis.


Spinal Cord Intrathecal Injection Tail Flick Morphine Analgesia Endogenous Opioid Peptide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shao-Guang Fan
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  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyBeijing Medical UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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