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THE ROLE OF THE INTENSITY OF LOW FREQUENCY ELECTROACUPUNCTURE STIMULATION ON THE MODULATION OF CAPSAICIN-INDUCED EDEMA IN THE RAT PAW. A BLIND CONTROLLED STUDY.

Francesco Ceccherelli, Giuseppe Gagliardi, Roberto Casale, Antonella Roveri, Carlo Ori, M.D.

Experimental animal and clinical human data suggest that electroacupuncture (EAP) reduces the release of substance P from sensitive neurons, both at medullar level and in the periphery.

Aim of our study is to verify the effect of different intensities of stimulation on edema induced by subcutaneous administration of capsaicin.

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