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Effects of Electroacupuncture at BL60 on Formalin-Induced Pain in Rats.

Authors
 Kyung-Ha Chang ; RanWon, ; Bae Hwan Lee ; Hyejung Lee ; Insop Shim 
Citation
 Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Vol.2012 : 324039, 2012 
Journal Title
 Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 
ISSN
 1741-427X 
Issue Date
2012
Abstract
Acupuncture was used to treat symptoms of pain in the ancient orient. The present study was conducted to determine the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) at the BL60 acupoint on male Sprague-Dawley rats. Each rat received EA at BL60 acupoint before formalin injection. Behavioral responses were recorded using a video camera and c-Fos immunohistochemistry was performed thereafter. Treatment of EA at BL60 significantly inhibited flinching behavior and c-fos expression induced by formalin injection into the paw, compared to a control group. These results suggest that electroacupuncture at BL60 acupoint may be effective in relieving inflammatory pain.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/90257
DOI
10.1155/2012/324039
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