Acupuncture modulates spontaneous activities in the anticorrelated resting brain networks.

@article{Bai2009AcupunctureMS,
  title={Acupuncture modulates spontaneous activities in the anticorrelated resting brain networks.},
  author={Lijun Bai and W Qin and Jie Tian and Minghao Dong and Xiaohong Pan and Peng Chen and Jianping Dai and Wanhai Yang and Yijun Liu},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2009},
  volume={1279},
  pages={37-49}
}
Neuroimaging studies of acupuncture have demonstrated extensive signal attenuations in the core regions of a "default mode" network as well as signal potentiations in the regions of a "central-executive" network. We proposed that this acupuncture-related dichotomy may represent the anticorrelation in these intrinsic brain networks showing spontaneous fluctuations during rest. According to a plentiful clinical report, acupuncture can provide pain relief beyond the time it is being administrated… CONTINUE READING
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