How Does Acupuncture Work for Pain?

Acupuncture needles stimulate cells to produce adenosine, an anti-inflammatory and painkilling chemical according to the neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York. The study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.  Click here to see the article.

Dr. Yuan Has Successfully Treated the Following Pain:

  • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis/Gouty Arthritis
  • Auto/Sports Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Costochondritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Hemophilia 
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraines
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Neck Pain
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Pleurisy
  • Sciatica/Bulging Disk/Degenerative Disk/Herniated Disk/ Spinal Stenosis
  • Sequelae from Cerebral Concussion
  • Shingles
  • Tear Rotator Cuff
  • Tendinitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia/Facial Pain
  • Publications

  • Acupuncture's molecular effects pinned down. Scientists have taken another important step toward understanding just how sticking needles into the body can ease pain. -- University of Rochester Medical Center .


  • Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain. From New England Journal of Medicine.


  • Acupuncture aids in easing pain stemming from dermatologic conditions


  • Harvard Study Concludes that Acupuncture is Proven to have an Effect beyond Placebo


  • Acupuncture replaces anesthetics in Iraqi Cesarean sections


  • Acupuncture: the new painkiller


  • Acupuncture Superior to Drug Therapy for Migraines <Source:  Acupuncture Today, April, 2001, Vol. 02, Issue 04>


  • Acupuncture for Tennis Elbow.


  • Acupuncture Found Effective for Back Pain


  • Fibromyalgia and Acupuncture <Source: Mayo Clinic (2006, June 13). Acupuncture Relieves Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia, Mayo Clinic Study Finds.>


  • Acupuncture works, but not as a placebo! Source: Food Consumer.


  • Acupuncture may ease pain by triggering release of natural painkiller. Ian Sample, science correspondent guardian.co.uk, Sunday 30 May 2010 18.00 BST


  • Rodent of the Week: How acupuncture eases pain. June 4, 2010 Los Angeles Times Health


  • Acupuncture Eases Pain in Hemophilia Patients. Primary source: World Federation of Hemophilia
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