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Papers: 27 Jan 2024 - 2 Feb 2024


Front Behav Neurosci



Does acupuncture treatment modulate inflammatory cytokines in rodent models of depression? A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Guo Z, Ren Z, Yao J, Li Y, Che Z, Yu Z, Fang P, Lu X, Chen M


Despite the increasing global prevalence of depression, existing treatment methods have limitations. Acupuncture has been recognized for its potential to alleviate various diseases by regulating inflammatory cytokines. However, a comprehensive systematic analysis of the effects of acupuncture on depression through inflammatory cytokines is currently lacking. This review aims to evaluate the impact of acupuncture on inflammatory cytokines in animal models of depression.