Philip A.M. Rogers MRCVS

AP Analgesia SKIN

Bossut_DFB; Stromberg MW; Malven PV (1986) EAP-analgesia in sheep: measurement of cutaneous pain thresholds and plasma concentrations of prolactin and beta-endorphin immunoreactivity. Am J Vet Res Mar 47(3):669-676.

Brockhaus_A; Elger CE (1990) Hypalgesic efficacy of AP on experimental pain in man: Comparison of laser-AP and needle AP. Pain Nov 43(2):181-185. Universitäts-Nervenklinik, Epileptologie, Bonn, Germany. The analgesic effect of AP on cutaneous heat stimuli of 43oC was evaluated in a controlled study with healthy volunteers. Under double-blind conditions, helium-neon laser-AP was used on 39 probationers. Bilateral LI04 and Jianqian (Extra) were irradiated for 1 min each. 40 probationers were needled at bilateral LI04 under single-blind conditions. Pain threshold was measured as the time (in ms) that the probationers needed to perceive the cutaneous heat stimulus of 43oC. The painful stimulus was generated by a computer-controlled standardized procedure. The Wilcoxon test was used for the statistical evaluation. Laser-AP did not change the pain threshold. Needle AP did, however, increase the pain threshold compared with the initial value (alpha=.1%). The difference compared with the control group, where a placebo point was needled, was also significant (alpha=5%). This controlled experimental study proves the analgesic effect of needle AP on painful heat stimuli. Laser-AP had no effect on pain threshold in this study.

Yang_Q (1993) AP treatment of 139 cases of neurodermatitis. JTCM Mar 13(1):3-4. Tian Men First People's Hospital, Hubei Province, PRC.