Acupuncture regulates the hypothalamic pituitary ovarian system
This article summarizes the studies of the mechanism of electric acupuncture in the regulation of the abnormal function of hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (HPOA) in our laboratory.
Clinical observation showed that electric acupuncture with the effective acupoints could cure some anovulatory patients in a highly effective rate and the experimental results suggested that electric acupuncture might regulate the dysfunction of HPOA in several ways, which means electric acupuncture could influence some gene expression of brain, thereby, normalizing secretion of some hormones, such as GnRH, LH and E2. The effects of electric acupuncture might possess a relative specificity on acupoints.
Chen. (1997) Acupuncture Normalizies Dysfunction of Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Ovarian Axis. Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, Volume 22, Number 2, 97-108(12)