Antihypertensive and Antihypertrophic Effects of Acupuncture at PC6 Acupoints in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats and the Underlying Mechanisms
EA restored the structural and functional impairment of left ventricle in SHR. (a) Representative echocardiograms of rat hearts before and after 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of EA treatment for determination of the ventricle wall thickness. (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f) showed the improvement of myocardial hypertrophy and malfunction in SHR, in terms of the LVAWd, LVPWd, LVIDd, LVEF, and LVFS, respectively. , , and versus WKY; , , and versus SHR ( each group).