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Adenylyl cyclase (AC)-cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP)-cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) cascade is considered to be associated with the pathogenesis and treatment of depression. The present study was conducted to explore the role of the cAMP cascade in antidepressant action of electroacupuncture (EA) treatment for chronic mild stress (CMS)-induced(More)
BACKGROUND More than 70% of patients with depression who see their doctors experience insomnia. Insomnia treatment is a very important link for depression treatment. Furthermore, antidepression treatment is also important for depression insomnia. In acupuncture, LU-7 (Lie Que) and KID-6 (Zhao Hai), which are two of the eight confluence points in meridian(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the influence of acupuncture of Shenmen (HT 7) and Yanglao (SI 6) on neuro-images in different cerebral regions in volunteer subjects. METHODS Twelve healthy young volunteer participants were enrolled in this research. fMRI scans were taken in random order in a block design (one for baseline and two for acupuncture stimulations).(More)
BACKGROUND Neck pain is one of the chief symptoms of cervical spondylosis (CS). Acupuncture is a well-accepted and widely used complementary therapy for the management of neck pain caused by CS. In this paper, we present a randomized controlled trial protocol evaluating the use of acupuncture for CS neck pain, comparing the effects of the optimized(More)
Objective. To evaluate the similarity of deqi sensation of real and noninvasive placebo acupuncture in healthy people with knowledge of Chinese medicine. Methods. In a crossover design, volunteers recruited from Chinese medicine college students were randomized to two groups to receive two phases of intervention with a one-week washout interval. In Group A,(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the role of large-diameter fibers of infraorbital nerve (ION) in "Sibai" (ST 2)-electroacupuncture (EA) induced analgesia in visceral pain (VP) rats. METHODS A total of 36 SD rats were randomized into control, VP, EA, ION transaction, snake venom (SV) and saline groups, with 6 rats in each group. EA(2 Hz/20 Hz) was applied to(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the afferent pathway of signals from electroacupuncture (EA) at "Sibai" (ST 2) acupoint. METHODS A total of 36 SD rats were randomly divided into control, sham operation (sham), capsaicin, vehicle, capsaicin + EA, and vehicle + EA groups, with 6 cases in each. EA (1/20 Hz, 1-3 mA) was applied to "Sibai" (ST 2). After anesthesia (10%(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the possibility of using cortical infrared thermography (CIT) and temperature in studying the principle of acupuncture and moxibustion. METHODS The changes of the cerebral cortical temperature during electro-acupuncture (EA) by CIT in twenty cats were observed. By opening skull before experiments the cortex of animals was revealed.(More)
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