Stress. The root of a thousand illnesses. An article proving that acupuncture increases release of a Neuropeptide Y(NPY), a peptide that is secreted by the sympathetic nervous system in humans. This is the system that is involved in the ‘Fight or Flight” mode. If you are around in Cork on the 29th March the Acupuncture Council of Ireland will be launching their acupuncture awareness campaign in UCC at 7.30 on the subject of stress. Follow the FB page for more details on the event. (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Acupuncture-Council-of-Ireland/361984957161956)
Although the research was carried out on rats, researchers say it might help explain the sense of well-being many people receive from the therapy.
- Acupuncture ‘reduces’ levels of protein linked to stress
- Scientists believe this explains the sense of well-being patients receive from ancient Chinese therapy
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