[Mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion on symptoms of neurology].

There is some evidence for the efficacy of acupuncture and moxibustion treatment in symptoms of neurology (pain, anxietas, depression and motor ability), but the mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion remain unclear. We examined the remediation mechanisms of acupuncture and moxibustion on symptoms (pain, anxietas, depression and motor ability). Some of papers reported that the serotonin and dopamine was increased in brain by the acupuncture and moxibustion. In addition, the treatments of acupuncture and drug reported less depression intensity than the drug only. These results suggest that the serotonin and dopamine in brain was improved by the acupuncture and moxibustion, and acupuncture and drug therapy may be more effective on symptoms (pain, anxietas, depression, motor ability) than drug therapy.
AuthorsKazunori Itoh, Shingo Saito, Shunsaku Sahara, Yuki Naitoh
JournalRinshò„ shinkeigaku = Clinical neurology (Rinsho Shinkeigaku) Vol. 52 Issue 11 Pg. 1294-6 ( 2012) ISSN: 1882-0654 [Electronic] Japan
PMID23196596 (Publication Type: English Abstract, Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Serotonin
  • Dopamine
  • Acupuncture
  • Dopamine (secretion)
  • Humans
  • Moxibustion
  • Nervous System Diseases (therapy)
  • Serotonin (secretion)

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