A comparative study of the effects of electroacupuncture and moxibustion in the gastrointestinal motility of the rat

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dc.contributor.author Tabosa, A.
dc.contributor.author Yamamura, Y.
dc.contributor.author Forno, E. R.
dc.contributor.author Mello, LEAM
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-24T12:37:05Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-24T12:37:05Z
dc.date.issued 2004-04-01
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:DDAS.0000026305.20852.41
dc.identifier.citation Digestive Diseases and Sciences. New York: Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ, v. 49, n. 4, p. 602-610, 2004.
dc.identifier.issn 0163-2116
dc.identifier.uri http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/27697
dc.description.abstract We compared the outcomes of the stimulation of specific sets of acupoints with either acupuncture or moxibustion over peristalsis. Twenty-five plastic beads were orally administered in the stomach of the rats and 90 min later animals were sacrificed, the stomach and small intestine were opened, and the number of beads remaining in each segment was counted. Forty rats were immobilized for 20 min and stimulated at either abdominal or hindlimbs acupoints, with either electroacupuncture or moxibustion. Under this restraint (stress) condition electroacupuncture at hindlimb points or moxibustion at abdominal points significantly enhanced gastric emptying (P < 0.02) as well as intestinal motility compared with animals subjected only to immobilization and not stimulated with electroacupuncture or moxibustion. We conclude that the effects of different acupoints and modes of stimulation (electrical vs. moxibustion) over gastrointestinal motility in rats subjected to restraint-induced stress is not uniform and discuss the different neural pathways underlying these differences. en
dc.format.extent 602-610
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Kluwer Academic/plenum Publ
dc.relation.ispartof Digestive Diseases and Sciences
dc.rights Acesso restrito
dc.subject acupuncture en
dc.subject acupuncture point en
dc.subject gastrointestinal motility en
dc.subject moxibustion en
dc.subject plastic beads en
dc.subject rat en
dc.title A comparative study of the effects of electroacupuncture and moxibustion in the gastrointestinal motility of the rat en
dc.type Artigo
dc.contributor.institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Orthoped & Traumatol, Div Chinese Med & Acupuncture, BR-04101000 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliation Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Physiol, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Orthoped & Traumatol, Div Chinese Med & Acupuncture, BR-04101000 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Dept Physiol, BR-04023062 São Paulo, Brazil
dc.identifier.doi 10.1023/B:DDAS.0000026305.20852.41
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000221177600011



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