Many people are familiar with acupuncture and its uses, but most are not familiar with its connections to Cannabis. A key component of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force
 


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 Electro-acupuncture, the application of a pulsating electrical current to acupuncture needles as a means of stimulating the acupoints, was developed in China as an extension of hand manipulation of acupuncture needles around 1934.

ACUPUNCTURE and cannabis studies completed

2009 - Study ~ Pretreatment with electroacupuncture induces rapid tolerance to focal cerebral ischemia
through regulation of endocannabinoid system.

2009 - Study ~ Endogenous anandamide and cannabinoid receptor-2 contribute to electroacupuncture
analgesia in rats.

2010 - Study ~ Involvement of ERK 1/2 activation in electroacupuncture pretreatment via cannabinoid
CB1 receptor in rats
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2011 - Study ~ Activation of epsilon protein kinase C-mediated anti-apoptosis is involved in rapid tolerance induced by electroacupuncture pretreatment through cannabinoid receptor type 1

2011 - Study ~ Electroacupuncture reduces the expression of proinflammatory cytokines in inflamed
skin tissues through activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors

2011 - Study ~ Effects of repeated electroacupuncture on gene expression of cannabinoid receptor-1 and
dopamine 1 receptor in nucleus accumbens-caudate nucleus region in inflammatory-pain rats

2012 - Study ~ Electroacupuncture inhibits CB1 upregulation induced by ethanol withdrawal in mice

2012 - Study ~ Electroacupuncture reduces the expression of proinflammatory cytokines in inflamed
skin tissues through activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors
.

2013 - Study ~ On the g-protein-coupled receptor heteromers and their allosteric receptor-receptor
interactions in the central nervous system: focus on their role in pain modulation

2013 - Study ~ Electroacupuncture inhibition of hyperalgesia in rats with adjuvant arthritis: involvement
of cannabinoid receptor 1 and dopamine receptor subtypes in striatum.

2013 - Study ~ CB1 and CB2 contribute to antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects of
electroacupuncture on experimental arthritis of the rat temporomandibular joint.

 

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