Abstract Title:

[Mechanism of neural plasticity of acupuncture on chronic migraine].

Abstract Source:

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2017 Oct 12 ;37(10):1134-40. PMID: 29354986

Abstract Author(s):

Xiaobai Xu, Lu Liu, Luopeng Zhao, Zhengyang Qu, Yupu Zhu, Yajie Zhang, Linpeng Wang

Article Affiliation:

Xiaobai Xu


Chronic migraine is one of neurological disorders with high rate of disability, but sufficient attention has not been paid in this field. A large number of clinical studies have shown traditional Chinese acupuncture is a kind of effective treatment with less side effects. Through the analysis of literature regarding acupuncture and migraine published from 1981 to 2017 in CNKI and PubMed databases, the mechanism of neural plasticity of acupuncture on chronic migraine was explored. It was believed the progress of chronic migraine involved the changes of neural plasticity in neural structure and function, and the neural plasticity related with neural sensitization during the process of chronic migraine was discussed from three aspects of electrophysiology, molecular chemistry and radiography. Acupuncture could treat and prevent chronic migraine via the mechanism of neural plasticity, but there was no related literature, hindering the further spreading and development of acupuncture for chronic migraine.

Study Type : Review
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Therapeutic Actions : Acupuncture : CK(3141) : AC(370)

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