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Electroacupuncture: mechanisms and clinical application
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method to treat diseases and relieve pain. We have conducted a series of studies to examine the mechanisms of this ancient method for pain relief. This articleExpand
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Analgesia induced by electroacupuncture of different frequencies is mediated by different types of opioid receptors: another cross-tolerance study
The cross-tolerance technique was used to analyze the receptor mechanisms of analgesia induced by electroacupuncture (EA) of 2 Hz, 100 Hz, or 2-15 Hz. (1) Rats were given EA stimulation of 2 Hz, 100Expand
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Prenatal hyperandrogenic environment induced autistic-like behavior in rat offspring
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by persistent impairment in social communication and social interaction. Recent studies revealed that environmentalExpand
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Accelerated release and production of orphanin FQ in brain of chronic morphine tolerant rats
Orphanin FQ has been shown to possess anti-opioid activity at supraspinal level. Our previous work revealed that chronic morphine tolerance could be reversed by intracerebroventricular (i.c.v.)Expand
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Electroacupuncture in the Treatment of Obesity
Obesity is becoming one of the most common health problems in the world. Many other disorders, such as hypertension and diabetes are considered as the consequences of obesity. Since effectiveExpand
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Cholecystokinin-octapeptide antagonizes morphine analgesia in periaqueductal gray of the rat
The analgesic effect of systemic morphine (5 mg/kg, s.c.) was dose-dependently antagonized by CCK-8 administered to the periaqueductal gray (PAG) of the rat. This effect could be reversed byExpand
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Dose- and time-dependent, context-induced elevation of dopamine and its metabolites in the nucleus accumbens of morphine-induced CPP rats
The dopamine (DA) projections from the ventral tegmental area to the nucleus accumbens (NAc) are the key component of the brain reward circuitry. The encoded information by DA in reward-relatedExpand
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Increase of success rate for women undergoing embryo transfer by transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation: a prospective randomized placebo-controlled study.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation (TEAS) on pregnancy rates (PR) in women undergoing ET. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, single-blindedExpand
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Physiology of Acupuncture: Review of Thirty Years of Research
Acupuncture and electroacupuncture effects are mediated through a variety of neural and neurochemical mechanisms. Research done in the early 1970s first elucidated the mechanisms for the effect of ...
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Plasma Oxytocin and Arginine-Vasopressin Levels in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in China: Associations with Symptoms
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by impairments of social interaction and the presence of obsessive behaviors. The “twin” nonapeptides oxytocin (OXT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) are knownExpand
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