Xinghui Cai

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Previous research using functional MRI has shown that specific brain regions associated with drug dependence and cue-elicited heroin craving are activated by environmental cues. Craving is an important trigger of heroin relapse, and acupuncture may inhibit craving. In this study, we performed functional MRI in heroin addicts and control subjects. We(More)
OBJECTIVE To observe the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on the conditional position preference (CPP) and prefrontal cortical ultrastructure in heroin re-addicted rats. METHODS Thirty-two Wistar rats were randomly divided into normal, model, medication and acu-moxibustion (acu-moxi) groups, with 8 cases in each. Re-addiction model was established by(More)
Drugs can cause obvious damage to the brain. To verify the relationship between acupuncture, neurotrophic factor expression and brain cell structural changes, this study established a rat model of heroin relapse using intramuscular injection of increasing amounts of heroin. During the detoxification period, rat models received acupuncture at Baihui (DU20)(More)
The effect of acupuncture on substance withdrawl syndromes and craving relapse prevention of the recent 10 years were reviewed as well as its mechanism. The therapeutic effect and the possible mechanism were analyzed on the basis. From the three aspects of anti protracted abstinence symptoms, craving relapse prevention and mechanism of acupuncture, the(More)
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