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Journal Club | The mechanism of the anti-nociceptive effects of acupuncture


Speaker:Zhangzheng Liao(廖章正)Chuheng Zhang(张楚珩)Tianyi Wang(王添艺)Eva von Gablenz

Time:14:00 - 17:00

Location:Room B106, Lui Che Woo Building


Acupuncture is a famous traditional Chinese method to ease pain. It is widely used and accepted by Chinese people, especially old people. However, due to the lack of understanding of its underlying mechanism, acupuncture, as well as traditional Chinese medicine,  has been suspected. While, using modern biological research methods, people have found some important molecules of the analgesic effects of acupuncture, including endogenous opioid peptides and adenosine.

Guest information:

1. Dr. Jisheng Han

Recommend Literatures:

1. Zhang, Ruixin, et al. "Mechanisms of acupuncture–electroacupuncture on persistent pain." Anesthesiology: The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists 120.2 (2014): 482-503.

DOI: 10.1097/ALN.0000000000000101


1. Goldman, Nanna, et al. "Adenosine A1 receptors mediate local anti-nociceptive effects of acupuncture." Nature neuroscience 13.7 (2010): 883.


2. Da Silva, Morgana D., et al. "IL-10 cytokine released from M2 macrophages is crucial for analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of acupuncture in a model of inflammatory muscle pain." Molecular neurobiology 51.1 (2015): 19-31.