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

R. Sanford Kiser, RobertJ Gatchel, Krishin Bhatia, Manoochehr Khatami, Xing Ya Huang, KennethZ 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)1394-1396
Number of pages3
JournalThe Lancet
Volume322
Issue number8364
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 1983

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ACUPUNCTURE RELIEF OF CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME CORRELATES WITH INCREASED PLASMA MET-ENKEPHALIN CONCENTRATIONS. / Kiser, R. Sanford; Gatchel, RobertJ; Bhatia, Krishin; Khatami, Manoochehr; Huang, Xing Ya; Altshuler, KennethZ.

In: The Lancet, Vol. 322, No. 8364, 17.12.1983, p. 1394-1396.

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Kiser, R. Sanford ; Gatchel, RobertJ ; Bhatia, Krishin ; Khatami, Manoochehr ; Huang, Xing Ya ; Altshuler, KennethZ. / ACUPUNCTURE RELIEF OF CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME CORRELATES WITH INCREASED PLASMA MET-ENKEPHALIN CONCENTRATIONS. In: The Lancet. 1983 ; Vol. 322, No. 8364. pp. 1394-1396.
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