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Integrative Medicine: Acupuncture.

FP Essent 2021 Jun;505:18-22

99th MDG, Nellis Air Force Base, 4700 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89191.

Acupuncture is used to manage pain and a variety of medical and psychological conditions. It modulates nociceptive areas of the brain, affects neuropeptide and purinergic signaling, and stimulates production of opioid neuropeptides. There are many types of acupuncture, including traditional, dry needling, laser, auricular, scalp, Japanese, and Korean. Read More

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Electroacupuncture alleviates spatial memory deficits in METH withdrawal mice by enhancing astrocyte-mediated glutamate clearance in the dCA1.

Addict Biol 2021 Jun 14:e13068. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Human Anatomy and Histoembryology, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China.

Methamphetamine (METH) elicits endogenous glutamate (Glu) in the brain, which could partially explain METH-induced memory deficits. Here, we investigated the therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on spatial memory deficits in METH withdrawal mice and its potential synaptic mechanisms. We found that EA at acupoints 'Baihui' and 'Yintang' ameliorated the impaired spatial memory in METH withdrawal mice. Read More

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Using Surface Electromyography to Evaluate the Efficacy of Governor Vessel Electroacupuncture in Poststroke Lower Limb Spasticity: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Parallel Trial.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2021 24;2021:5511031. Epub 2021 May 24.

Henan University of Chinese Medicine, No. 156 East Jinshui Road, Zhengzhou 450000, China.

. Lower limb spasticity is a common complication after stroke, which seriously affects the quality of life and rehabilitation of patients. There are different treatment methods for poststroke spasticity. Read More

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Efficacy and safety of acupuncture in treating acute low back pain: a systematic review and bayesian network meta-analysis.

Ann Palliat Med 2021 May 24. Epub 2021 May 24.

Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, Changsha, China.

Background: Acute low back pain (ALBP) is common and acupuncture therapy is a treatment option. The comparative efficacy and safety of different acupuncture therapies are still unclear. The aim of this network meta-analysis (NMA) was to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of different acupuncture therapies for ALBP. Read More

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Protective effects of acupuncture and LGNHFD on expressions of vascular endothelial growth factor, basic fibroblast growth factor, and cluster of differentiation 34 in rats with cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury.

J Tradit Chin Med 2021 Jun;41(3):463-470

Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK.

Objective: To investigate the protective effects of electroacupuncture and LGNHFD on cerebral ischemia-reperfusion injury, and their effects on the expression of cluster of differentiation 34 (CD 34), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in the peripheral tissue of the cerebral ischemic semi-dark zone in rats. The influence and mechanism of expression.

Methods: Healthy male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into the sham operation group, model group, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) group, electroacupuncture group, and acupuncture group. Read More

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Electroacupuncture Pretreatment at Neiguan (PC6) attenuates autophagy in rats with myocardial ischemia reperfusion through the phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-Akt-mammalian target of rapamycin pathway.

J Tradit Chin Med 2021 Jun;41(3):455-462

Institute of Internal medicine, Huangjiahu Hospital of Hubei University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430065, China.

Objective: To investigate the protective efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment at Neiguan (PC6) on myocardial ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) in rats.

Methods: Fifty rats were randomly divided into five groups (n = 10): sham operation group, model group (underwent in vivo myocardial I/R), EA pretreatment group [EA at Neiguan (PC 6) 1 week before I/R], wortmannin group (1 week before I/R, the PI3K inhibitor, wortmannin, was injected), EA pretreatment + wortmannin group (both pretreatments were performed simultaneously). After establishing the I/R model, 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride (TTC) staining was used to analyze the weight and area of the myocardial infarction tissue. Read More

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Effectiveness of electroacupuncture for the treatment of sudden sensorineural hearing loss: A retrospective study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2021 May;100(19):e25665

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Jiamusi University, Jiamusi, China.

Abstract: This retrospective study investigated the use of electroacupuncture (EA) for the treatment of patients with sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL).Between May 2016 and April 2020, 140 patients with SSNHL were retrospectively analyzed. They were allocated to a treatment group (n = 70, received EA) and a control group (n = 70, received acupuncture). Read More

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Evaluation of electroacupuncture for symptom modification in a rodent model of spontaneous osteoarthritis.

Acupunct Med 2021 Jun 9:9645284211020755. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.

Objective: Faced with the frustration of chronic discomfort and restricted mobility due to osteoarthritis (OA), many individuals have turned to acupuncture for relief. However, the efficacy of acupuncture for OA is uncertain, as much of the evidence is inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to evaluate electroacupuncture (EA) in a rodent model of OA such that conclusions regarding its effectiveness for symptom or disease modification could be drawn. Read More

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Prospective, Single-Center Comparison of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Plus Electroacupuncture and Standard Analgesia in Patients After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Effect on Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery.

Med Sci Monit 2021 Jun 9;27:e930363. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Affiliated Huai'an Hospital of Xuzhou Medical University and the Second People's Hospital of Huai'an, Huai'an, Jiangsu, China (mainland).

BACKGROUND The aim of this prospective study was to compare transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) plus electroacupuncture with standard analgesia in patients after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) to determine the effects on rehabilitation and functional recovery. MATERIAL AND METHODS Eighty patients with osteoarthritis of the knee who underwent TKA were included in the study. They were divided into experimental (n=40) and control groups (n=40) according to postoperative analgesia method. Read More

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Combination of Electroacupuncture and Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy Enhances Functional Recovery After Ischemic Stroke in Rats.

J Mol Neurosci 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Rehabilitation Medicine Center, Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, 61004, Sichuan, People's Republic of China.

Both electroacupuncture and constraint-induced movement therapy have been reported to produce therapeutic effects on the recovery of ischemic stroke. The combined use of these two therapies is not rare clinically, although its effectiveness is not yet clear. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the combination of electroacupuncture and constraint-induced movement therapy in ischemic stroke rats, and to explore the potential molecular mechanisms. Read More

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Contribution of Growth Arrest-Specific 5/miR-674 to the Hypothalamus Pituitary Adrenal Axis Regulation Effect by Electroacupuncture following Trauma.

Neuroimmunomodulation 2021 Jun 7:1-13. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Shanghai Jiaotong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital, Shanghai, China.

Background: Electroacupuncture (EA) can improve trauma-induced hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis (HPA) hyperactivity. However, the mechanism underlying the EA effect has not been fully understood.

Methods And Study Design: This study was undertaken to explore the role of hypothalamic growth arrest-specific 5 (Gas5) in the regulation of EA on HPA axis function post-surgery. Read More

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Efficacy of Electroacupuncture Therapy in Patients With Postherpetic Neuralgia: Study Protocol for a Multicentre, Randomized, Controlled, Assessor-Blinded Trial.

Front Med (Lausanne) 2021 21;8:624797. Epub 2021 May 21.

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China.

The efficacy of conventional treatments for treating postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) remains unsatisfactory. Thus, this multicentre, randomized controlled, assessor-blinded trial aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture (EA) therapy in patients with PHN. This multicentre randomized controlled trial will enroll 132 patients with PHN from 3 hospitals. Read More

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Neuroimaging in the Understanding of Acupuncture Analgesia: A Review of Acupuncture Neuroimaging Study Based on Experimental Pain Models.

Front Neurosci 2021 20;15:648305. Epub 2021 May 20.

Acupuncture and Tuina School/The Third Teaching Hospital, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China.

With the development of real-time and visualized neuroimaging techniques, the studies on the central mechanism of acupuncture analgesia gain increasing attention. The experimental pain models have been widely used in acupuncture-analgesia neuroimaging studies with quantitative and controlled advantages. This review aimed to analyze the study design and main findings of acupuncture neuroimaging studies to provide reference for future study. Read More

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Involvement of microRNA-155 in the mechanism of electroacupuncture treatment effects on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

Int Immunopharmacol 2021 Jun 3;97:107811. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Neurobiology, Harbin Medical University, No. 194 Xuefu Road, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150081, China; The Key Laboratory of Myocardial Ischemia, Harbin Medical University, Ministry of Education, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150081, China. Electronic address:

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative and demyelinating autoimmune disease mediated by autoreactive T cells that affects the central nervous system (CNS). Electroacupuncture (EA) has emerged as an alternative or supplemental treatment for MS, but the mechanism by which EA may alleviate MS symptoms is unresolved. Here, we examined the effects of EA at the Zusanli (ST36) acupoint on mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the predominant animal model of MS. Read More

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[Effect of Yes-associated protein in regulation of electroacupuncture pretreatment on cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury rats].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2021 Jun;41(6):651-6

Department of Anesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou 325035, Zhejiang Province, China.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment on inflammatory reaction, apoptosis and expression of Yes-associated protein (YAP) of ischemic penumbra of cerebral cortex in cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury rats, and to explore the possible mechanism of its neuroprotection effect.

Methods: A total of 84 SD rats were randomized into a sham operation group (12 rats), a model group (18 rats), an EA group (18 rats), an EA+YAP virus transfection group (18 rats) and an EA+virus control group (18 rats). Except for the sham operation group, thread embolization method was adopted to establish the middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) model in rats of the other groups. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture pretreatment on hippocampal oxidative stress in aged mice with postoperative cognitive dysfunction].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2021 Jun;41(6):645-50

Laboratory Room of Neurobiology and Acupuncture Research, Third Clinical Medical College of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310053; Third Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou 310005.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) pretreatment on hippocampal oxidative stress in aged mice with postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) and explore the relevant mechanism of EA pretreatment on the improvement of learning and memory in POCD aged mice.

Methods: A total of 72 healthy male aged mice were randomized into a blank group, a model group, a medication group and an EA group, 18 mice in each one. In each group, 1-day, 3-day and 7-day subgroups were divided separately, 6 mice in each subgroup. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture at Neiguan (PC 6) on pulmonary function during one-lung ventilation in patients with lobectomy].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2021 Jun;41(6):598-602

Department of Anesthesiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi University of CM, Nanning 530023, China.

Objective: To observe the protective effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at Neiguan (PC 6) on pulmonary function during one-lung ventilation (OLV) in patients with lobectomy, and explore its action mechanism.

Methods: Sixty patients with lobectomy were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 30 cases in each one. The patients in the control group were treated with general anesthesia, and OLV was given when surgery began; when the surgery finished, air was removed from the thoracic cavity and two-lung ventilation was performed. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture on lumbar disc herniation with different multifidus fatty infiltration rates].

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu 2021 Jun;41(6):593-7

School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion, Tuina and Rehabilitation, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing 210023, Jiangsu Province.

Objective: To observe the therapeutic effect of electroacupuncture on lumbar disc herniation (LDH) with different multifidus fatty infiltration rates.

Methods: A total of 108 eligible LDH patients received MRI test before treatment and the multifidus fatty infiltration rate (FI) was measured. According to theresults, they were divided to group A (FI<10%), group B (10%≤FI≤20%) and group C (FI>20%), 36 cases in each one. Read More

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[Electroacupuncture combined with acupoint catgut embedding for postoperative pain after fistulotomy].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):421-5

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, The Affiliated Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou 646000, Sichuan Province, China.

Objective: To evaluate the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) combined with acupoint catgut embedding the-rapy for postoperative pain after fistulotomy.

Methods: A total of 138 patients were randomly assigned into EA, acupoint catgut embedding and combination groups, with 46 patients in each group. The interventions were performed 30 min before surgery in all the three groups. Read More

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[Electroacupuncture and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation relieve muscular inflammatory pain by activating afferent nerve fibers in different layers of "Liangqiu"(ST34) in rats].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):404-10

Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China.

Objective: To compare the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) and transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) of skin and muscle layers of "Liangqiu" (ST34) area on inflammatory muscular pain in rats, so as to study the role of different-layer afferent nerve fibers in acupuncture analgesia.

Methods: A total of 120 male SD rats were used in the present study, including 8 rats used for determining the excitatory threshold of Aδ(Ta) and C (Tc) afferent nerve fibers, 48 employed for comparing the analgesic effect of EA and TEAS at intensities of Ta and Tc, and 64 for observing the effect of EA and TAES stimulation of ipsilateral (Ipsi), contralateral (Contra) ST34 and ipsilateral LI4 at Ta and Tc intensities. Inflammatory muscle pain was induced by injection of complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) into the right biceps femoris muscle. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture at "Weizhong" (BL40) on expression of muscular PDGF-CC, PDGFR-α and MMP-1 in rats with lumbar multifidus muscle injury].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):397-403

Department of Acupuncture and Rehabilitation, Guangdong Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510095.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) of "Weizhong" (BL40) on the expression of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)-CC, PDGF receptor (PDGFR)α and matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) in rats with lumbar multifidus muscle injury (LMMI) so as to study its mechanisms underlying improvement of skeletal muscle injury.

Methods: Fifty-four male SD rats were randomly divided into normal group (=6), model group (=24) and EA group (=24), and the latter two groups were further divided into four subgroups (1, 3, 5 and 7 days), with 6 rats in each group. The LMMI model was established by injection of 0. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture on expression of heat shock protein 70 in mice with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):391-6

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Third Affiliated Hospital, Beijing 100029, China.

Objective: To observe the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on the body weight, disease progression and the expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in lumbar spinal cord of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) mice, so as to explore the mechanism of EA on treating ALS.

Methods: Eighteen ALS transgenic SOD1 mice were randomly divided into model, EA and medication groups, with 6 mice in each group, and six C57BL/6J mice were used as the normal group. Mice in the EA group received EA at "Quchi"(LI11)-"Hegu"(LI4), "Zusanli"(ST36)- "Sanyinjiao"(SP6), 30 min/time, 5 times/week, for 8 weeks. Read More

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[Effect of combined administration of electroacupuncture and mesenchymal stem cells on expression of endometrium estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor in thin endometrium rats].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):385-90

Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gulou Hospital, The Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University Medical School, Nanjing 210046.

Objective: To investigate the effect of joint administration of electroacupuncture (EA) and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSC) on the expression of estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) in thin endometrium rats, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of conception rate.

Methods: Forty female SD rats were divided into control, model, BMMSC and EA+BMMSC groups. The thin endometrium model was established by intrauterine infusion of 95% ethanol and saline. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture on expression of p-ERK1/2 and c-fos in spinal dorsal horn in rats with interstitial cystitis].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):375-9

Graduade School, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201210.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) at "Ciliao" (BL32) and "Huiyang" (BL35) on the expression of extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (p-ERK1/2) and cellular oncogene fos (c-fos) phosphorylated of spinal dorsal horn in rats with interstitial cystitis (IC).

Methods: Eighteen female Wistar rats were randomly divided into control, model and EA groups, with 6 rats in each group. The IC model was established by intraperitoneal injection of cyclophosphamide (150 mg/kg). Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture preconditioning on myocyte apoptosis in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury rats based on FXR/SHP pathway].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):368-74

College of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Orthopedics, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine /Hubei Provincial Collaborative Innovation Center of Preventive Treatment of Diseases with Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Wuhan 430061, China.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) preconditioning on left-cardiac function, contents of serum TNF-α and IL-6 and expression of myocardial farnesoid X receptor(FXR), small heterodimer partner (SHP), apoptosis inducing factor (AIF) and heat shock proteins 70 (HSP70) genes in myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury (MIRI) rats, so as to explore its mechanisms underlying improvement of ischemic myocardial injury.

Methods: Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into normal control, sham operation, MIRI model and EA pretreatment groups, with 10 rats in each group. Rats of the sham operation group received exposure of the thorax and heart. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture on expression of α-syn in colon and substantia nigra of Parkinson's disease mice].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):362-7

College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang 712046, Shaanxi Province, China; Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Xianyang 712046, Shaanxi Province; Key Laboratory of Neurobiology (Acupuncture), Xianyang 712046, Shaanxi Province.

Objective: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture(EA) intervention on the behavior, colon and midbrain substantia nigra α-synuclein(α-syn) expression in Parkinson's disease (PD) mice, so as to explore the mechanism of early EA on prevention of PD.

Methods: C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into blank, model and EA groups, with 8 mice in each group. The PD mouse model was established by subcutaneous injection of rotenone. Read More

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[Effect of electroacupuncture on learning-memory ability and expression of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α in hippocampus and spleen in mice with Alzheimer's disease].

Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2021 May;46(5):353-61

School of Acupuncture-moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China.

Objective: To explore the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the ability of spatial learning-memory and the expression of IL-1β, IL-6 and TNF-α in the hippocampus and spleen tissues and the number of hippocampal neurons and spleen lymphocytes in Alzheimer's disease (AD) mice, so as to study its mechanisms underlying improvement of AD.

Methods: Twenty-four SAMP8 mice were randomly and equally divided into AD model, EA and medication groups, and 8 SAMR1 mice were used as the control group. EA (2 Hz, 0. Read More

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Electroacupuncture reduces cold stress-induced pain through microglial inactivation and transient receptor potential V1 in mice.

Chin Med 2021 Jun 3;16(1):43. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

College of Chinese Medicine, Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, 91 Hsueh-Shih Road, Taichung, 40402, Taiwan.

Background: The treatment, and efficacy thereof, is considered to be inadequate with specificity to alleviation of Fibromyalgia and its associated pain. Fibromyalgia patients suffer from chronic and persistent widespread pain and generalized tenderness. Transient receptor potential V1 (TRPV1), which is reported as a Ca permeable ion channel that can be activated by inflammation, is reported to be involved in the development of fibromyalgia pain. Read More

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TRPV1 Responses in the Cerebellum Lobules VI, VII, VIII Using Electroacupuncture Treatment for Chronic Pain and Depression Comorbidity in a Murine Model.

Int J Mol Sci 2021 May 10;22(9). Epub 2021 May 10.

Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan.

Depression is a prominent complex psychiatric disorder, usually complicated through expression of comorbid conditions, with chronic pain being among the most prevalent. This comorbidity is consistently associated with a poor prognosis and has been shown to negatively impact patient outcomes. With a global rise in this condition presenting itself, the importance of discovering long-term, effective, and affordable treatments is crucial. Read More

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