Daily Caffeine Consumption Does Not Influence Acupuncture Analgesia in Healthy Individuals: A Preliminary Study

Published on Jan 1, 2021in Anesthesia & Analgesia4.305
· DOI :10.1213/ANE.0000000000003989
Jin Cao7
Estimated H-index: 7
Yiheng Tu16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 7 AuthorsJian Kong67
Estimated H-index: 67
Animal studies suggest that caffeine may interfere with acupuncture analgesia. This study investigated the modulation effect of daily caffeine intake on acupuncture analgesia in 27 healthy subjects using a crossover design. We found that real acupuncture increased pain thresholds compared to sham ac
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