By Caroline Morley – New Scientist
Apr 12, 2012 12:20 PM
Gizmodo recently published a piece that describes research that demonstrates brain activation by acupuncture needles in the body.
There is evidence that acupuncture is effective in treating a range of conditions including spinal injuries, infertility and the side effects of chemotherapy, and that its effects aren't entirely due to the placebo effect. However, despite extensive research, the mechanism of this ancient healing art remains unknown.