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Acupuncture and the opioid system: Implications in management of migraine
Year:
1997
Source of publication :
Pediatric Neurology
Authors :
אלטשטיין, מרים
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Volume :
17
Co-Authors:
Pintov, S., Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Lahat, E., Pediatric Neurology Unit, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel
Alstein, M., Department of Entomology, Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Center, Beit Dagan, Israel
Vogel, Z., Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Barg, J., Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Cardiovasc./Hypertension Res. Lab., Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Medical School, Holon, Israel
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From page:
129
To page:
133
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Total pages:
5
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Abstract:
We investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture in childhood migraine in 22 children with migraine, randomly divided into two groups: a true acupuncture group (12 children) and a placebo acupuncture group (10 children). Ten healthy children served as a control group. Opioid activity in blood plasma was assayed by two methods: (1) determination of total (panopioid) activity with an opiate radioreceptor assay, and (2) determination of β-endorphinlike immunoreactivity by radioimmunoassay. The true acupuncture treatment led to significant clinical reduction in both migraine frequency and intensity. At the beginning of the study, significantly greater panopioid activity was evident in plasma of the control group than in plasma of the migraine group. The true acupuncture group showed a gradual increase in the panopioid activity in plasma, which correlated with the clinical improvement. After the tenth treatment, the values of opioid activity of the true acupuncture group were similar to those of the control group, whereas the plasma of the placebo acupuncture group exhibited insignificant changes in plasma panopioid activity. In addition, a significant increase in β-endorphin levels was observed in the migraine patients who were treated in the true acupuncture group as compared with the values before treatment or with the values of the placebo acupuncture group. The results suggest that acupuncture may be an effective treatment in children with migraine headaches and that it leads to an increase in activity of the opioidergic system.
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DOI :
10.1016/S0887-8994(97)00086-6
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Publication Type:
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אנגלית
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Acupuncture and the opioid system: Implications in management of migraine
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Pintov, S., Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Lahat, E., Pediatric Neurology Unit, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, Pediatric Neurology Unit, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel
Alstein, M., Department of Entomology, Volcani Center, Agricultural Research Center, Beit Dagan, Israel
Vogel, Z., Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Barg, J., Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Cardiovasc./Hypertension Res. Lab., Wolfson Medical Center, Tel Aviv University Medical School, Holon, Israel
Acupuncture and the opioid system: Implications in management of migraine
We investigated the effectiveness of acupuncture in childhood migraine in 22 children with migraine, randomly divided into two groups: a true acupuncture group (12 children) and a placebo acupuncture group (10 children). Ten healthy children served as a control group. Opioid activity in blood plasma was assayed by two methods: (1) determination of total (panopioid) activity with an opiate radioreceptor assay, and (2) determination of β-endorphinlike immunoreactivity by radioimmunoassay. The true acupuncture treatment led to significant clinical reduction in both migraine frequency and intensity. At the beginning of the study, significantly greater panopioid activity was evident in plasma of the control group than in plasma of the migraine group. The true acupuncture group showed a gradual increase in the panopioid activity in plasma, which correlated with the clinical improvement. After the tenth treatment, the values of opioid activity of the true acupuncture group were similar to those of the control group, whereas the plasma of the placebo acupuncture group exhibited insignificant changes in plasma panopioid activity. In addition, a significant increase in β-endorphin levels was observed in the migraine patients who were treated in the true acupuncture group as compared with the values before treatment or with the values of the placebo acupuncture group. The results suggest that acupuncture may be an effective treatment in children with migraine headaches and that it leads to an increase in activity of the opioidergic system.
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