Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1993 ; 18(3): 240-2.
[Effect of electroacupuncture at "taixi" point on plasma thromboxane A2 and prostacyclin in the rabbit with renal ischemia]
Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, Anhui College of TCM, Hefei, China.
The purpose of this study is to observe the effect of electroacupuncture at "Taixi" point (KI-3) on the renal blood flow (RBF) under the condition of glycerol-induced renal ischemia and the changes of thromboxane A2 (TXA2) and prostacyclin (PGI2) during this course. The RBF, which is measured by hydrogen gas clearance method, was chosen as an index. The results are as follows: 1. After electroacupuncture at "Taixi" point, the RBF increased. 2. Under the condition of renal ischemia, the TXA2 increased, and the PGI2 decreased. 3. During the course of electroacupuncture at "Taixi" point, the TXA2 decreased and the PGI2 increased. These facts suggest that the effect of electroacupuncture at "Taixi" point is related to the PGI2 and the TXA2.