Br J Hosp Med. 1987 Oct; 38(4): 308-12.
The mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia.
St Bartholomew's Hospital, London.
Despite ever-increasing popularity as a quick, effective and safe means of pain control, acupuncture is still regarded with some suspicion in conventional medical circles. Nevertheless evidence is accumulating to support a firm physiological basis for its action, a fuller understanding of which will shed light on the essence of pain itself.