Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Fig 3

Research Article

Dry Needling at Myofascial Trigger Spots of Rabbit Skeletal Muscles Modulates the Biochemicals Associated with Pain, Inflammation, and Hypoxia

Figure 3

Effects of one- and five-dosage (1D, 5D) dry needling on -endorphin expression in the needling-treated muscle and serum. The levels of -endorphin in the muscle and serum obtained by (a) Western blot analysis and (b) ELISA. A representative Western blot image of a muscle tissue is shown (upper panel of (a)). The quantification of the protein levels is expressed as mean ± SD. *Indicates a significant difference ( ) between the sham groups (s1D and s5D). #Represents the significant difference ( ) between the 1D and 5D groups. DN: dry needling.

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