A cerebral functional imaging study by positron emission tomography in healthy volunteers receiving true or sham acupuncture needling

@article{Lai2009ACF,
  title={A cerebral functional imaging study by positron emission tomography in healthy volunteers receiving true or sham acupuncture needling},
  author={Xinsheng Lai and Guifeng Zhang and Yong Huang and Chunzhi Tang and Junjun Yang and Shuxia Wang and Shufeng Zhou},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2009},
  volume={452},
  pages={194-199}
}
Our recent studies have demonstrated that needling in Baihui, Shuigou and Shenmen enhances glucose metabolism in the frontal lobes, thalamus, temporal lobe, and the lentiform nucleus in vascular dementia. This study examined the effect of true, sham and overt needling in Waiguan (TE5) on cerebral changes by positron emission tomography (PET) technique. Eighteen healthy volunteers were randomized to receive overt control, true or sham needling therapy. To manipulate true needling, a needle was… 
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