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Acupuncture Specialists has been wonderful in helping treat my joint pain. We trust this practice and know they will treat our family with the highest level of care.
Michael J. Marlton, NJ
Acupuncture Specialists | Cherry Hill | South New Jersey
102 Browning Ln #1b Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
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Acupuncture triggers the release of endorphins, natural painkilling compounds in the brain it also affects neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers that help brain cells communicate. The human body is alerted when the acupuncture procedure takes place and in turn produces endorphins and anti-inflammatory chemicals in the blood stream to counteract the needle insertion.
Like previous research, a 2014 study in JAMA found people who had acupuncture had less or no pain compared with those who had no treatment.
In the other study, people had acupuncture with an electric current going through the needles at specific or real acupuncture spots in the knee or at fake spots in the knee. Knee pain while at rest, moving or standing decreased more in the people who had the real acupuncture. The improvement of pain lasted after acupuncture.
In a 2014 review article in Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine, researchers analyzed the results of nine studies on acupuncture for fibromyalgia. Though a few studies found acupuncture worked better than drugs to manage the condition, most of the studies weren’t well designed. The authors concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to prove acupuncture works better than placebo. They say more research is needed.
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