Biull Eksp Biol Med. 1986 Nov; 102(11): 517-9.
[Effect of electroacupuncture on the nature of changes in the activity of neurons in the 2d somatosensory region of the cerebral cortex]
Effects of electroacupuncture (EAP) on the character of spontaneous and evoked neuronal impulse activity changes in the second somatosensory area (S2) of the brain cortex by nociceptive and non-nociceptive stimulation were studied in acute experiments on cats. It was demonstrated that EAP changed the character of S2 neurons activity and formed their new functional state. After EAP activity of non-nociceptive neurons were not changed, evoked activity of nociceptive neurons were inhibited. It is suggested, that EAP preferential blocking the protopathic components of the acute pain.