Auricular electroacupuncture (EA) increased plasma ACTH and beta-endorphin levels significantly in 10 patients receiving EA as an analgesic aid during surgery. Pre-treatment with iv hydrocortisone (200 mg) completely suppressed both ACTH and beta-endorphin release in response to EA without significantly affecting EA anaesthesia in 6 other patients and in a patient with Addison's disease.

Suppression of electroacupuncture(EA)-induced beta-endorphin and ACTH release by hydrocortisone in man. Absence of effects on EA-induced anaesthesia / Masala A; Satta G; Alagna S; Zolo TA; Rovasio PP; Rassu S.. - In: ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-5598. - (1983).

Suppression of electroacupuncture(EA)-induced beta-endorphin and ACTH release by hydrocortisone in man. Absence of effects on EA-induced anaesthesia.

MASALA, Antonio Giovanni Emilio;
1983

Abstract

Auricular electroacupuncture (EA) increased plasma ACTH and beta-endorphin levels significantly in 10 patients receiving EA as an analgesic aid during surgery. Pre-treatment with iv hydrocortisone (200 mg) completely suppressed both ACTH and beta-endorphin release in response to EA without significantly affecting EA anaesthesia in 6 other patients and in a patient with Addison's disease.
Suppression of electroacupuncture(EA)-induced beta-endorphin and ACTH release by hydrocortisone in man. Absence of effects on EA-induced anaesthesia / Masala A; Satta G; Alagna S; Zolo TA; Rovasio PP; Rassu S.. - In: ACTA ENDOCRINOLOGICA. - ISSN 0001-5598. - (1983).
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