Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1993 ; 18(4): 253-6.
[Effects of different acupuncture manipulation on plasma estradiol, testosterone and cortisol in patients with kidney deficiency]
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Observation was made on the effect of different acupuncture manipulation on plasma estradiol (E2), testosterone (T), E2/T and cortisol (C) in 78 patients with kidney deficiency. The results showed that the level of E2 and T in women was lowered by both reinforcing manipulation (RFM) and reducing manipulation (RDM). E2/T index was lowered by RDM but not by RFM, and there was significance (P < 0.05) between the RDM group and RDM group in E2/T, but no significance between the man's groups. The level of C was decreased by RDM but not by RFM. The results suggest that the different manipulation effects are different on the level of sex hormones in women and the C content in patients with kidney deficiency.