Rotating an Acupuncture Needle – L1-L5 Needling is important according to this study. Here are the summary of findings: Adenosine has anti-inflammatory properties and we found that acupuncture increased extracellular adenosine, as well as its anti-nociceptive effect. Inflammatory pain, mechanical allodynia (Pain when you shouldn’t get pain), touch sensitivity were reduced. Needle insertion without intermittent rotation stimulation failed to reduce pain sensitivity in both legs.
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