Over 4000 scientific studies have been published on the efficacy of acupuncture for a variety of painful conditions and medical disorders. Evidence suggests that acupuncture can effectively treat symptoms (chronic neck pain, low back pain, myofascial pain, tennis elbow etc.) by stimulating the production and release of the body's own opiate and morphine-like neurotransmitters known as endorphin's. Like these drugs, acupuncture affects how the brain perceives pain.
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