There's a lot more about the actual test experiments on the news page HERE
A biological molecule that may help explain the effects of acupuncture has been identified by scientists.
The chemical, adenosine, is a natural compound known for pain-killing and anti-inflammatory properties. It also influences the heart and plays a role in regulating sleep.
Researchers found that adenosine is very active in tissues affected by acupuncture, the ancient Chinese treatment that involves inserting needles into sensitive points of the body.