Electroacupuncture Delays Hypertension Development through Enhancing NO/NOS Activity in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats
(a) SBP in SHR that were anesthetized for the same period of EA stimulation (SHR+ANES), in Governor Vessel 20 (GV20) treated rats (SHR-GV20), or in non-acupoint treated rats (SHR-Tail) from 5 to 12 weeks. (b) Diastolic blood pressure in SHR (SHR+ANES), GV20 (SHR-GV20) or tail acupuncture groups (SHR-Tail) from 5 to 12 weeks. Results are mean ± SEM for six rats in each group. *P < .05, compared with SHR+ANES. The arrows show the EA treatment for 3 weeks (6–8 weeks).