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Old 26-04-2012, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Acupuncture 100 times more effective...

Sigh.

(PAP in Danish means cardboard...)
That's exactly the stuff that this study is made of.
Pour water (/science) on it and it dissolves in a sticky mess.
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Old 26-04-2012, 05:11 PM   #2
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Sigh.

(PAP in Danish means cardboard...)
That's exactly the stuff that this study is made of.
Pour water (/science) on it and it dissolves in a sticky mess.
Yeah, I saw this too. It doesn't say exactly what tissue type was injected. Just some Poke-u-puncture point behind the knee. [/doublesigh]
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Old 26-04-2012, 05:20 PM   #3
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Besides the reference to acupuncture do you have a problem with the study or what is being proposed?

If it is just another way to deliver anasthetics and is more effective and less intrusive than other means is that a problem?
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Here is the article that I think is referenced by the study:
http://www.cell.com/neuron/retrieve/...96627308007502
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I meant the study showing anti-nociceptive properties of the chemical. The actual study seems to be this:
http://www.molecularpain.com/content...-8069-8-28.pdf
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I think you are right Randy. It looks like guilt by association. There seems to be a plausible mechanism for pain modification by chemical effect. It is just wrapping it around the acupuncture aspect that makes it unpalatable to me too. I was curious as to how they would have found out that acupuncture normally gives mice 1-2 hours of pain relief.
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I was curious as to how they would have found out that acupuncture normally gives mice 1-2 hours of pain relief.
Increased cheese intake.
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Fewer observed quantifiable pain behaviours, like paw licking and tail flicking, or whatever it is they count as correlating to mouse pain.
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