Effect of electroacupuncture on bronchial asthma induced by ovalbumin in rats.

@article{Carneiro2005EffectOE,
  title={Effect of electroacupuncture on bronchial asthma induced by ovalbumin in rats.},
  author={Elisabete Regis Carneiro and C{\'e}lia Regina Whitaker Carneiro and Marie Alice Pedreira de Castro and Ysao Yamamura and Vera L{\'u}cia Flor Silveira},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={127-34}
}
INTRODUCTION Asthma is a worldwide disabling chronic inflammatory airway disease characterized by an intense eosinophilic inflammatory infiltrate on bronchial mucous membranes. Among the complementary therapeutic approaches to asthma, acupuncture has been widely used. OBJECTIVE Here we used a rat pulmonary hypersensitivity experimental model that mimics human asthma in order to address whether electroacupuncture (EA) treatment could reduce the inflammatory process. MATERIALS AND METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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