Effect of electroacupuncture on electrogastrogram and gastric antrum ghrelin in rats with diabetic gastroparesis

AbstractObjectiveTo observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the electrogastrogram and gastric antrum ghrelin in rats with diabetic gastroparesis (DGP).MethodsFifty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into group A, group B, group C, group D and group E, 10 rats in each group. Group A was the blank control group without intervention. Group B, Group C, Group D and Group E were treated with single dose intraperitoneal injection of 2% streptozotocin (STZ), combined with 8-week high glucose and high fat diet to establish DGP rat models. Group B was the model group without treatment. Group C was the EA at acupoint group, was treated with EA at Zusanli (ST 36), Liangmen (ST 21) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). Group D was the EA at non-acupoint group, was treated by EA at the control points of Zusanli (ST 36), Liangmen (ST 21) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). Rats in the metoclopramide control group received 1.7% metoclopramide solution [10 mL/(kg ·bw)] by gavage. Rat’s blood glucose level was measured by blood glucose meter; gastric emptying rate was detected using phenol red as a marker; the electrogastrogram was detected by BL-420F biological function system; the protein level of ghrelin was detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA); the expression of ghrelin mRNA was detected by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).ResultsCompared with group A, the blood glucose of group B, C, D and E were significantly increased before and after the treatment (al...
Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIt is suggested that the combination of acupuncture and moxibustion, and the integration of syndrome differentiation and disease differentiation can effectively treat retention of urine due to neurogenic bladder of patient with diabetes.
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Study Protocol Systematic Review Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
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