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Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Polygoni Avicularis Herba Herbal-Acupuncture at KI10 on LPS-Induced Nephritis in Rats
Korean J Acupunct 2012;29:598-603
Published online December 27, 2012
© 2012 Society for Meridian and Acupoint.

Yun-Kyoung Yim
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objectives : This study aimed to evaluate the effects of Polygoni avicularis Herba Herbal- acupuncture(PaH-HA) at KI10(Umgok) on nephritis induced by lipopolysaccharide(LPS) in rats.
Methods : Rats were allocated into normal, control, and 3 experimental groups. The rats in the control group were intra-peritoneally injected with LPS for nephritis induction. The rats in the groups of experiment 1, experiment 2, and experiment 3 were treated with single needle prick, saline injection, and PaH-HA, respectively at KI10 three times for a week and then injected with LPS. To evaluate the effects of PaH-HA at HI10, WBC count in blood, serum CINC-1, renal TNF-Ձ and renal MPO were measured.
Results : Needle prick at KI10 suppressed the increase of WBC in blood and CINC-1 in serum of LPS-stimulated rats. Saline injection at KI10 suppressed the increase of WBC in blood. PaH-HA at KI10 suppressed the increase of WBC in blood, CINC-1 in serum, and MPO in kidney of LPS-stimulated rats.
Conclusions : PaH-HA at KI10 has an anti-inflammatory effect on LPS-induced nephritis in rats and there may be a synergism between KI10(Umgok) stimulation and PaH-HA Solution.
Keywords: herbal-acupuncture, KI10, Polygoni avicularis Herba, LPS-induced nephritis


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