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Presence of caffeine reversibly interferes with efficacy of acupuncture-induced analgesia

Patients have heard me advise against caffeine for a variety of reasons, such as it alters their pulse which can diminish treatment accuracy. Now we have a physiological explanation as to how caffeine interferes with the biological mechanisms and efficacy of acupuncture! It's best to cut out caffeine altogether but barring that, try to avoid it 48hrs before and at least 24hrs after an acupuncture treatment for optimal results.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03542-x

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