Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1992 ; 17(3): 217-20.
[Effect of acupuncture on the contents of vasopressin and oxytocin in the rat]
Department of Nuclear Medicine, Nan Fang Hospital, Guangzhou.
This work was to investigate the change of the contents of vasopressin and oxytocin during acupuncture in rat. Acupuncture could not only cause a change of immunoreactive arginine vasopressin, but also cause a change of immunoreactive oxytocin in many regions of rat brain. These results suggest that arginine vasopressin and oxytocin might be through the central nervous system to participate acupuncture analgesia.