Table 1

Serum cytokine levels (all measurements taken twice; units pg/ml) in patient with Raynaud's phenomenon undergoing acupuncture

IFNγIL-6TNFαVEGF
Before acupuncture152/141138/13359/67808/986
After 8 treatments57/3875/6641/38491/493
After 16 treatments13/4948/5923/28580/706
  • IFN, interferon; IL, interleukin; TNF, tumour necrosis factor; VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor.