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Acupuncture Analgesia

"Acupuncture Analgesia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Acupuncture Analgesia" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Acupuncture Analgesia" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 13 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2008
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