Sheng Li Xue Bao. 1992 Oct; 44(5): 455-60.
[Effects of stimulation and cauterization of hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus on acupuncture analgesia]
Department of Neurobiology, Second Military Medical College, Shanghai.
The role of hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVH) in acupuncture analgesia was investigated by local brain stimulation and cauterization. The results showed that electrical or L-glutamate sodium stimulation of PVH could enhance the effect of analgesia of Zusanli acupuncture, both in a dose dependent manner. Electrical cauterization of PVH decreased the effect of acupuncture analgesia, while removal of pituitary had no effect on the enhancing effect by L-glutamate sodium injection.