Effect of acupuncture treatment on the immune function impairment found in anxious women

Author: Arranz, L., Guayerbas, N., Sibonni, L. & De la Fuente, M.
Conference/Journal: American Journal of Chinese Medicine
Date published: 2007
Other: Volume ID: 35 , Pages: 35-51 , Word Count: 80

Emotional disturbances lead to immune system impairment. The question for this study was whether acupuncture control and restore the immune response. The acupuncture protocol consisted of manual needle stimulation of 19 acupoints, with each session lasting 30 min. The most favorable effects of acupuncture on the immune functions appeared 72 hours after the single session and persisted one month after the end of the complete treatment. Impaired immune functions in anxious women (chemotaxis, phagocytosis, lymphoproliferation and NK activity) were significantly improved by acupuncture.