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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2010 Jan;30(1):10-2.

[Effect of acupuncture on the activity of the peripheral blood T lymphocyte subsets and NK cells in patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Oncology, Qifu Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou TCM University, Guangzhou 511495, China. zhaochanglin120@163.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the effect of acupuncture on the immune function of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis.

METHODS:

Sixty cases with colorectal cancer liver metastasis confirmed by pathology and mageology diagnosis were treated with acupuncture. Zusanli (ST 36), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Neiguan (PC 6), Shangjuxu (ST 37), Hegu (LI 4), Taixi (KI 3), Taichong (LR 3) ,Yinlingquan (SP 9), Yanglingquan (GB 34), etc. were selected for acupuncture, and Shenque (CV 8), Guanyuan (CV 4), Qihai (CV 6), Zusanli (ST 36) were selected for moxibustion. The changes of CD(3) , CD(4) , CD(8) T cells and NK cells in value were examined with flow cytometry before and after treatment.

RESULTS:

The value of T lymphocyte subsets such as CD(3) , CD(4), and CD(8) , as well as NK cells were obviously increased after treatment, and there were significant differences between them before and after treatment.

CONCLUSION:

Acupuncture can improve the immune function of patients with colorectal cancer liver metastasis.

PMID:
20353106
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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