TWiN 45: Acupuncture modulates the immune system

December 13, 2023

TWiN discusses research showing that sciatic nerve activation with electroacupuncture at the sciatic nerve controls systemic inflammation and rescues mice from polymicrobial peritonitis, by inducing vagal activation of aromatic L-amino acid decarboxylase, leading to the production of dopamine in the adrenal medulla. 

Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Jason Shepherd, and Timothy Cheung

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Download TWiN 045 (38 MB .mp3, 52 min)
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Music is by Ronald Jenkees

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