Difference in the anti-fatigue effect of moxibustion at different acupoints in one-off exhausted rats

Publication date: Available online 4 December 2019Source: World Journal of Acupuncture - MoxibustionAuthor(s): Xin Wang, Ya-hui Zhang, Zhi-fang Zhang, Shi-ling Lǚ, Yu-lei Liang, Dong-yun Sun, Tian-yuan LǚAbstractObjectiveTo explore the difference in the anti-fatigue effect of moxibustion at different acupoints through observing the impacts of moxibustion at “Shènshù (肾俞BL23)”, “Zúsānlĭ (足三里ST36)”, “Guānyuán (关元CV4)” and “Shénquè (神阙CV8)” on energy metabolic indexes in the one-off exhausted rats.MethodsA total of 56 SPF male rats were randomized into 7 groups, named a blank group, a model group, a non-acupoint group, a “BL23” group, a “ST36” group, a “CV4” group and a “CV8” group, 8 rats in each group. The one-off exhaustion model was established by weight-bearing swimming experiment. Right after the exhaustive swimming of rats in each intervention group, the mild moxibustion was applied at the corresponding acupoints for 15 min immediately. 4 hours after the exhaustive swimming, the blood was collected from the femoral artery and the quadriceps femoris of the left hindlimb was stripped. The levels of blood lactate (BLD), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), creatine kinase (CK) and blood urea nitrogen (BUN), the expressions of adenosine triphosphatease (ATP), fructose-6-phosphofructokinase (PFK) and malomdialdehyde (MDA) in t...
Source: World Journal of Acupuncture Moxibustion - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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