Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3046
The most important characteristic of acupuncture, a millennary technique widely used in the daily medical practice, is the powerful analgesic effect that it produces and that is the basis of acupunctural surgical analgesia. Therefore, it was made a review of the main theories that from the point of view of the western medicine try to explain it.
Palabras llave : ACUPUNCTURE ANALGESIA; PAIN [therapy]; MEDICINE, CHINESE, TRADITIONAL; ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY.