Activation of the hypothalamus characterizes the acupuncture stimulation at the analgesic point in human: a positron emission tomography study.

We performed a positron emission tomography study, using regional cerebral blood flow as the index of brain activity, to address the specificity of brain activation pattern by acupuncture stimulation of short duration at the classical analgesic point. Needling manipulation at 2 Hz was performed at a classical point of prominent analgesic efficacy (Li 4… CONTINUE READING