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electrical acupuncture

A permutation of acupuncture, in which low-voltage electric currents are passed through needles to stimulate the acupuncture points; it is uncertain whether this improves the efficacy of the traditional, non-electric format of acupuncture.
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Acupuncture in which needles are attached to a source of electric current.
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Proof of concept for the benefit of electroacupuncture therapy in Parkinson's disease.
Electroacupuncture induces acute changes in cerebral cortical miRNA profile, improves cerebral blood flow and alleviates neurological deficits in a rat model of stroke.
Alterations of spinal dorsal horn substance P following electroacupuncture analgesia-a study of the formalin test with immunohistochemistry and densitometry.
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[43] showed that both IL-1 and IL-6 showed a greater reduction (p < 0.05) in the electroacupuncture group when compared to the acupuncture group.
The patient was diagnosed with a ganglion cyst of the wrist and consented to a trial of care of electroacupuncture treatment.
The research indicated that data available on a wide range of nerve stimulating procedures - from ancient traditional acupuncture and the more modern electroacupuncture, to neuromodulation, a procedure that involves implanting electrical devices to relieve chronic pain, pelvic disorders and Parkinson's disease, can be advantageous for treating inflammatory disorders like arthritis and deadly infections like sepsis.
Depending on the species, electroacupuncture within nine to22 minutes led to activation of the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls the nervous system and involuntary bodily functions such as heart rate and digestion.
Salazar et al., "Electroacupuncture Promotes CNS-Dependent Release of Mesenchymal Stem Cells," Stem Cells, 2017; DOI: 10.1002/stem.2613
For the study, a team of more than 40 scientists at institutions in the United States and South Korea worked together to unravel the complexity of how electroacupuncture works to help the body respond to stressors.