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Explaining the Effects of Acupuncture Post-Stroke

In China acupuncture has been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years to help the healing process after a stroke. A study this year in the lab may have found why. Scientists were studying the reaction of Angiopoietin, which is integral in remodeling the brain after a stroke, with acupuncture. The study examined how electro-acupuncture worked at two points believed to help up-regulate angiopoietin, points Ang-1 and Ang-2. The experiment produced results that suggest a strong causational relationship between the administered electro-acupuncture and an increase in Angiopoietin. This study brings science even closer to confirming the long held belief that acupuncture can help heal victims of strokes.

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