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Brain Areas Involved in Acupuncture Needling Sensation of de qi: A single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) study
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Investigating the relationship between brain activation and de qi by taking a single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan while applying acupuncture at TE5 found that verum acupuncture at true acupuncture points is more likely to elicit deqi sensation. Expand
A cerebral functional imaging study by positron emission tomography in healthy volunteers receiving true or sham acupuncture needling
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This study revealed a marked difference in brain metabolic changes between true and sham needling in Waiguan and further studies are needed to explore the cerebral changes in patients with acupuncture and the pathological implications. Expand
Acupuncture regulates the glucose metabolism in cerebral functional regions in chronic stage ischemic stroke patients---a PET-CT cerebral functional imaging study
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Needling at TE5 had a regulating effect on cerebral functional areas shown by PET-CT, and this may relate to its impact on the recovery of post-stroke patients. Expand
[Effect of needling at waiguan (SJ5) on brain glucose metabolism in patients with cerebral infarction].
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Functional neuroimaging using PET/CT could directly reflect changes of brain glucose metabolism by acupuncture after needling at Waiguan of CI patients induced increased glucose metabolism in local cerebral regions. Expand
[Characteristics of PET cerebral functional imaging during "Deqi" of acupuncture in healthy volunteers].
TLDR
Acupuncture of Waiguan (SJ 5) mainly produces feelings of soreness, numbness, distending and heaviness, and the activated cerebral areas mainly involve the left temporal lobe, superior temporal gyrus, etc, while acupuncture of its neighboring non-acupoint chiefly induces a feeling of tingling in the healthy subjects. Expand