Primary headaches: Reduced circulating β-lipotropin and β-endorphin levels with impaired reactivity to acupuncture

F. Facchinetti, G. Nappi, F. Savoldi, A. R. Genazzani

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Abstract

11 patients affected by common migraine (CM), 11 affected by daily chronic headache (DCH), and 8 healthy volunteers were studied. Plasma levels of β-endorphin (βEP), β-lipotropin (βLPH), ACTH and cortisol were measured in basal conditions and after traditional Chinese acupuncture (TCA). Basal βLPH and βEP plasma levels (pg/ml) in the DCH patients (57.6 ± 9.5 and 16.8 ± 2.5, respectively; M ± SE) were lower than those found in the controls (83.6 ± 13.7 and 26.0 ± 6.1; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-201
Number of pages7
JournalCephalalgia
Volume1
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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    Facchinetti, F., Nappi, G., Savoldi, F., & Genazzani, A. R. (1981). Primary headaches: Reduced circulating β-lipotropin and β-endorphin levels with impaired reactivity to acupuncture. Cephalalgia, 1(4), 195-201.