SCIENCE SAYS:

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Put a pin in it

All the talk of merid­i­ans and chakras may make you won­der, Is acupunc­ture for real? It is, ac­cord­ing to a new study from

LA BioMed, a non-profit re­search or­gan­i­sa­tion. When you get pricked, the skin re­leases ni­tric ox­ide, a gas that

im­proves cir­cu­la­tion. “This al­lows a flush of anal­gesic or sen­si­tiz­ing sub­stances, which con­trib­ute to benefits like pain re­lief,” says Dr. Sheng-Xing Ma, the lead au­thor. Use a heat­ing pad af­ter—it fur­ther in­creases the re­lease of ni­tric ox­ide.

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