Nerve Stimulation: Immunomodulation and Control of Inflammation.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Neuronal stimulation is an emerging field in modern medicine to control organ function and re-establish physiological homeostasis during illness. Transdermal nerve stimulation with electroacupuncture is currently endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is used by millions of people to control pain and inflammation. Recent advances in electroacupuncture may permit activation of specific neuronal networks to prevent organ damage in inflammatory and infectious disorders. Experimental studies of nerve stimulation are also providing new information on the functional organization of the nervous system to control inflammation and its clinical implications in infectious and inflammatory disorders. These studies may allow the design of novel non-invasive techniques for nerve stimulation to help to control immune and organ functions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ulloa, L; Quiroz-Gonzalez, S; Torres-Rosas, R

Published Date

  • December 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 1103 - 1120

PubMed ID

  • 29162418

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5724790

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-499X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.molmed.2017.10.006


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England