Electroacupuncture can Ease Fibromyalgia-related Pain by Normalizing Specific Protein Levels in the Brain, Mouse Study Suggests

Electroacupuncture can Ease Fibromyalgia-related Pain by Normalizing Specific Protein Levels in the Brain, Mouse Study Suggests
Electroacupuncture can ease pain associated with fibromyalgia by normalizing the levels of two proteins — TRPV1 and pERK — in specific regions of the brain, according to a mouse study. These findings not only reinforce the increasing evidence supporting electroacupuncture’s benefits in alleviating chronic pain, but also shed light on potential underlying mechanisms. The study, “Electroacupuncture reduces fibromyalgia pain by downregulating the TRPV1–pERK signalling pathway in the mouse brain,” was published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine. Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced in China for more than 3,000 years to treat a variety of disorders. It has also been studied by the World Health Organization as a method for pain relief. Acupuncture involves the strategi
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