Acupuncture Study Utilizing BI-CAT ELISA: Acupuncture Reduces Chronically Elevated Blood Pressure

Eagle Biosciences’ BI-CAT ELISA is a unique assay in our Neurobiology Assay Kit line with a wide dynamic range, and it provides the ability to measure both urine and plasma samples. 

The Neurobiology Assay Kit line offered Eagle Biosciences provides a comprehensive array of sensitive tools to measure catecholaminesbiogenic amines, and numerous neuroscience-related analytes on various types of samplesCheck the product pages for full details on the kit or view the links below to find a new publications referencing our BI-CAT ELISA.

Recent Citation Utilizing EagleBio’s BI-CAT ELISA:

Li, P. et al.  “Long-Lasting Reduction of Blood Pressure by Electroacupuncture in Patients with Hypertension: Randomized Controlled Trial.” Medical Acupuncture 2015: 27 (4):253-265.

Study Summary:

Hypertension is one of the most common clinical disorders in the world and there is a great need to search for a therapy that offers minimal adverse effects. There is also a need for targeted approaches directed at the underlying mechanisms of hypertension. 

The objective of this study was to examine effectiveness of electroacupuncture (EA) at select acupoints to reduce systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressures (DBP) in hypertensive patients. Eagle Biosciences’ BI-CAT ELISA was to measure norepinephrine, and epinephrine for assessing secondary outcomes examining underlying mechanisms of acupuncture with plasma concentrations before and after 8 weeks of treatment. After
treatment, the plasma concentration of norepinephrine, which was initially elevated, was decreased by 41%;
likewise, renin was decreased by 67% and aldosterone by 22%.

This study revealed that EA at select acupoints reduces blood pressure. Sympathetic and renin-aldosterone systems were likely related to the long-lasting EA actions.

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