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September 1989

Electrophysiological Measures During Acupuncture-Induced Surgical Analgesia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine (Dr Starr); Seigan Company, Mountain View, Calif (Mr Abraham); and Departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, China (Drs Zhu, Ding, and Ma).

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(9):1010-1012. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520450080024

• Electrophysiological recordings (electroencephalograms, somatosensory-evoked potentials, cognitive-evoked potentials) were made in five patients during acupuncture-induced analgesia for removal of a thyroid tumor. The electrophysiological measures were unchanged during the operation. Acupuncture's modes of action in producing analgesia are not revealed in this study.

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