Electroacupuncture improves insulin resistance in diabetic cases

Introduction: Adjusting internal organs and dredging channel electroacupuncture has a definite effect on type 2 diabetes, but the specific mechanism still needs to be further clarified. This study aims to investigate the effects of electroacupuncture on the gut microbiota and bile acids in db/db mice after the intervention of “adjusting internal organs and dredging channel” and further explore its mechanism of action in treating T2DM.

Methods: We used db/db mice as the animal model and db/m mice from the same litter as the blank control group, a total of 4 weeks of intervention were conducted. We evaluated the effectiveness of the “adjusting internal organs and dredging channel” treatment by detecting indicators related to glucose and lipid- metabolism. Detect changes in the gut microbiota of mice in each group using 16SrDNA sequencing technology. The content of bile acids in mouse feces was determined using liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, and the correlation analysis between different bile acids and differential bacterial communities was performed. The expression levels of TGR5 and GLP-1 proteins were measured using the Western blot method.

Results: Adjusting internal organs and dredging channel electroacupuncture can improve blood glucose levels in db/db mice, increase the abundance of Firmicutes and Actinobacteria, and increase the content of fecal bile acid pool heavy CA and UDCA. At the same time, it also increased the content of TGR5/GLP1 in the small intestine.

Conclusion: Adjusting internal organs and dredging channel electroacupuncture can improve the disorder of glucose and lipid metabolism in db/db mice, regulate the abundance and colony composition of intestinal microbiota in mice, and regulate bile acid metabolism in mice. The interaction between bile acid and intestinal microbiota can also be observed; Mutual influence may play a role in regulating blood sugar together.

Reference: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/38089431/

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