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Fig. 6 | BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Fig. 6

From: Coarse needle surface potentiates analgesic effect elicited by acupuncture with twirling manipulation in rats with nociceptive pain

Fig. 6

The different intorsion shapes of dermal tissues induced by twirling manipulation with the differently scraped needles were observed by using hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining of histological sections (40×) of abdominal skin tissues. Without manipulation-NOR (a) and after rotation manipulation of the needle with smooth surface-ACU (b), lightly scraped surface-ACU600 (c) and deeply scraped surface-ACU200 (d). Abdominal skin layers include epidermis (e), dermis (d), subcutaneous tissue (s) and abdominal muscle (m). The dotted line indicates the inserted trace of acupuncture needle. Scale bars, 100 μm

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