Am J Chin Med. 1980 Spring-Summer; 8(1-2): 160-6.
Effects of acupuncture on adrenocortical hormone production. (II) Effect of acupuncture on the response of adrenocortical hormone production to stress.
There was increased production of adrenocortical hormones (cortisol and corticosterone) in the adrenal during three different types of stress: immobilization, exposure to heat, and exposure to cold. Such a state of hypersecretion of adrenocortical hormones was inhibited by electroacupuncture at the Tsu-San-Li (St-36) locus.