H L Wen

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Low-frequency electroacupuncture effectively alleviated recurrent pain in 10 patients. Basal levels of beta-endorphin and met-enkephalin in the lumbar cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of these patients were not different from those in pain-free control subjects. After electroacupuncture in the patients with pain CSF beta-endorphin levels rose significantly in all(More)
In heroin addicts showing features of heroin withdrawal basal beta-endorphin levels were elevated in both blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and did not change during electroacupuncture, although this therapy suppressed the clinical features of withdrawal. Met-enkephalin levels were not elevated in blood or CSF before treatment. However, successful(More)
Detoxification can be accomplished more rapidly by first "flushing" the opiates from the receptor sites. Naloxone, a short acting antagonist displaces opiates from the receptor sites and such displacement precipitates an abstinence syndrome. Recently, a method of using acupuncture and electrical stimulation (AES) in combination with naloxone for fast(More)
Dynorphin-(1-13) and -(1-10) were administered by intrathecal injection into six terminal cancer patients at doses of 7.5, 15, 30 and 60 micrograms. Compared with saline, both analogues of dynorphin were effective in suppressing pain. The duration of relief at doses of 15 micrograms and above was more than 4 hours on the average for both peptides. However,(More)
Thirteen patients with pain from various causes were treated by electroacupuncture for 30 min. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was obtained before and after treatment. Opioid-like substances in the CSF were fractionated by high pressure liquid chromatography and assayed by competitive receptor binding using a mu-specific radioligand, [D-ala2, MePhe4,(More)
The postnatal development of total, type-A and type-B monoamine oxidase (MAO) in the brain stem, forebrain and cerebellum, determined with preferred substrates or selective inhibitors, were found to follow different patterns. In the brain regions, MAO-A activity reached adult levels in the brain stem first, followed by the forebrain and cerebellum, while(More)
Twenty five cases of gliomas of the brain were operated upon by debulking the tumour masses. Following this, microwave hyperthermia was given by heating a measured volume of Ringer's solution instilled into the tumour cavity. This was followed by a 'dry treatment' without Ringer's solution. The follow up of these cases revealed that 11 cases have died and(More)