Electroacupuncture attenuates inflammation in a rat model.

  title={Electroacupuncture attenuates inflammation in a rat model.},
  author={Rui-xin Zhang and Lixing Lao and Xiaoya Wang and Arthur Yin Fan and Linbo Wang and Ke Ren and Brian M. Berman},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  volume={11 1},
BACKGROUND Acupuncture has traditionally been used in China and is being increasingly applied in Western countries to treat a variety of conditions, including inflammatory disease. However, clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of the anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture have yielded inconsistent results, and the underlying mechanisms of acupuncture-produced anti-inflammation are unclear. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) on inflammation in a rat… CONTINUE READING