Biull Eksp Biol Med. 1992 Mar; 113(3): 288-90.
[Febrifugal activity of acupuncture and its strengthening by the effects of anaprilin]
The power and duration of antipyretic actions of acupuncture under single or repeated stimulation of Shaoshang (Lu-11) and Shangyang (LI-1) acupoints were studied in rabbits. Under conditions of preliminary i. v. injection of propranolol (1-2 mg/kg), strengthening of acupuncture antipyretic activity was revealed. This effect suggests participation of norepinephrine system in mechanism of febrifugal action of acupuncture.