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Table 1 The effects of different acupoints on the open field test and sucrose consumption of rats

From: Acupoint specificity on acupuncture regulation of hypothalamic- pituitary-adrenal cortex axis function

Behavior test Normalized data Day N group NEA group M group MNEA group MEA group
Open Field Test Horizontal movement 23th 0.76 ± 0.17 0.70 ± 0.17 0.23 ± 0.07*** 0.17 ± 0.05*** 0.24 ± 0.09***
29th 0.40 ± 0.10 0.44 ± 0.05 0.03 ± 0.01** 0.06 ± 0.02** 0.20 ± 0.03*#
Vertical movement 23th 0.64 ± 0.04 0.65 ± 0.22 0.33 ± 0.08* 0.22 ± 0.08* 0.23 ± 0.06*
29th 0.27 ± 0.09 0.35 ± 0.15 0.12 ± 0.02 0.21 ± 0.05 0.21 ± 0.05
Along-the-line movement 23th 0.80 ± 0.03 0.76 ± 0.08 0.34 ± 0.13** 0.12 ± 0.08** 0.23 ± 0.08**
29th 0.56 ± 0.03 0.58 ± 0.08 0.14 ± 0.08*** 0.12 ± 0.05*** 0.10 ± 0.06***
Sucrose consumption 24th 1.83 ± 0.17 1.90 ± 0.23 1.23 ± 0.20* 1.20 ± 0.15* 1.17 ± 0.15*
30th 2.17 ± 0.13 2.44 ± 0.26 1.31 ± 0.13*** 1.79 ± 0.10*# 2.30 ± 0.06###
  1. The data showed that the normalized data of behavior test score after modeling and after treatment. M was UCMS group, MEA was UCMS target acupoints group, MNEA was UCMS non-target acupoints group, N was control group, NEA was control target acupoints group. The data were expressed as mean ± SEM in each group. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001, vs. N group. #p < 0.05, ###p < 0.001 vs. M group. p < 0.05, MNEA vs. MEA group. Normalized data = tested value on the 23rd, 24th, 29th or 30th day / tested value on -1th day or 0th day in same animal separately [19].