Analgesia

Analgesic Effects of Acupuncture

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17.          Yang J, Liu WY, Song CY, Lin BC. Only arginine vasopressin, not oxytocin and endogenous opiate peptides, in hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus play a role in acupuncture analgesia in the rat. Brain research bulletin. Feb 15 2006;68(6):453-458.