Reina Taguchi

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Acupuncture anesthesia has been practiced in China since about 1960. In Japan, Hyodo reported 30 cases of acupuncture anesthesia in 1972. However, from around 1980, the direction of acupuncture investigations turned from anesthesia to analgesia. Acupuncture analgesia is presently considered a way to activate the body's endogenous analgesic system. Recently,(More)
Acupuncture is widely used to relieve pain; however, the mechanism underlying electroacupuncture analgesia (EAA) during inflammatory pain is unclear. We investigated whether endogenous peripheral opioid receptors participated in EAA during hyperalgesia elicited by carrageenan-induced inflammation. Moreover, we investigated which subtype of opioid receptor(More)
OBJECTIVE Although electroacupuncture (EA) therapy is used to relieve various kinds of pain, the optimal frequency and duration of EA remain unclear. We investigated the effect of varying frequency and duration of EA during hyperalgesia elicited by carrageenan-induced inflammation. METHODS Carrageenan was administered by subcutaneous intraplantar(More)
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), a severe type of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), is characterized mainly by psychological symptoms confined to the premenstrual period, which reduce not only patients’ quality of life, but also their working activities. Although various therapies have been employed for PMDD, some patients do not respond to them. We(More)
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