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Table 1 The blood pressures at the beginning, 4th and 6th week of treatment

From: Attenuation of blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats by acupuncture was associated with reduction oxidative stress and improvement from endothelial dysfunction

  BP, mmHg (0 week) BP, mmHg (4th week) BP, mmHg (6th week) Change in BP, mmHg
WKY control 133.1 ± 4.1 132.9 ± 4.0 133.8 ± 5.0 +0.6 ± 3.8
SHR control 193.5 ± 5.8 197.0 ± 4.6 197.4 ± 5.9 +3.9 ± 3.8
Sham-acupuncture 198.9 ± 4.5 195.4 ± 4.2 201.0 ± 5.5 +2.1 ± 4.0
Acupuncture 197.4 ± 7.5 185.3 ± 5.0*,# 185.0 ± 5.7*,# −12.4 ± 6.3*,#
  1. Data were expressed as means ± SD
  2. *, # P < 0.001 for ACU vs. SHR control and sham-acupuncture respectively