Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Fig 4

Research Article

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

Figure 4

Effects of one- and five-dosage dry needling (1D, 5D) on substance P expression in a (a) needling-treated muscle and (b) DRG. Representative Western blot images are presented on the upper panels of (a) and (b). The quantification of the protein levels is expressed as mean ± SD. *Indicates the 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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