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2021 Oct 31

J Acupunct Meridian Stud



Comparison of the Effects of Electroacupuncture and Melatonin on Nerve Regeneration in Experimentally Nerve-Damaged Rats.


Özkan Y, Turgut M, Turan Y, Bilgin M D, Sari S, Yilmaz M, Uyanikgil Y, Kiliç M A, Tanriöver D, Kasar Z S
J Acupunct Meridian Stud. 2021 Oct 31; 14(5):176-182.
PMID: 35770586.


Development of methods to accelerate nerve regeneration in peripheral nerve damage is important. Electroacupuncture is a new therapeutic method that combines traditional acupuncture with modern electrotherapy. Melatonin has been shown to reduce nerve damage. Objectives: In this study, we aimed to determine and compare the therapeutic effects of electroacupuncture and melatonin on rat sciatic nerve injury.