ACUPUNCTURE RELIEF OF CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME CORRELATES WITH INCREASED PLASMA MET-ENKEPHALIN CONCENTRATIONS

R. Sanford Kiser, Robert J. Gatchel, Krishin Bhatia, Manoochehr Khatami, Xing Ya Huang, Kenneth Z. Altshuler

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Abstract

In twenty patients with chronic pain syndrome, acupuncture treatment resulted in significant improvement of both pain and psychiatric symptoms and higher plasma concentrations of met-enkephalin. Plasma beta-endorphin concentrations were unchanged. The degree of symptom relief was correlated with the increase in plasma met-enkephalin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1394-1396
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume322
Issue number8364
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Dec 1983

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    Kiser, R. S., Gatchel, R. J., Bhatia, K., Khatami, M., Huang, X. Y., & Altshuler, K. Z. (1983). ACUPUNCTURE RELIEF OF CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME CORRELATES WITH INCREASED PLASMA MET-ENKEPHALIN CONCENTRATIONS. The Lancet, 322(8364), 1394-1396. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(83)90925-X