Bilateral acupuncture analgesia observed by quantitative sensory testing in healthy volunteers.

@article{Lang2010BilateralAA,
  title={Bilateral acupuncture analgesia observed by quantitative sensory testing in healthy volunteers.},
  author={Philip M. Lang and Johanna Stoer and Gabriel M Schober and Joseph F Audette and Dominik Irnich},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={1448-56}
}
BACKGROUND There is evidence that acupuncture activates different spinal and supraspinal antinociceptive systems, but the specific modulatory effects on the sensory system have not been systematically investigated. In this study, we evaluated the immediate effects of different types of acupuncture on thermal, mechanical, and vibratory sensory thresholds. METHODS Twenty-four healthy volunteers (12 men and 12 women, mean age 33.1 years) received 3 different forms of acupuncture in a single… CONTINUE READING