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  • Chronische pijn

  • Zie ook: "kan acupunctuur helpen bij....?"

    Chronische pijn kan het leven nagenoeg ondragelijk maken. Er zijn natuurlijk enorm veel

     

    • stimulating nerves located in muscles and other tissues, which leads to release ofendorphins and other neurohumoral factors (e.g. neuropeptide Y, serotonin), and changes the processing of pain in the brain and spinal cord (Pomeranz 1987, Han 2004, Zhao 2008, Zhou 2008, Lee 2009, Cheng 2009);increasing the release of adenosine, which has antinociceptive properties (Goldman 2010);
    • modulating the limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network (Hui 2009);
    • reducing inflammation, by promoting release of vascular and immunomodulatory factors (Kavoussi 2007, Zijlstra 2003);
    • improving muscle stiffness and joint mobility by increasing local microcirculation (Komori 2009), which aids dispersal of swelling.