Acupuncture regulates the glucose metabolism in cerebral functional regions in chronic stage ischemic stroke patients---a PET-CT cerebral functional imaging study

@article{Huang2012AcupunctureRT,
  title={Acupuncture regulates the glucose metabolism in cerebral functional regions in chronic stage ischemic stroke patients---a PET-CT cerebral functional imaging study},
  author={Yong Huang and Chunzhi Tang and Shuxia Wang and Yang-jia Lu and Wei-xing Shen and Junjun Yang and Junqi Chen and Ren-yong Lin and Shaoyang Cui and Hui-ling Xiao and Shanshan Qu and Xinsheng Lai and Baoci Shan},
  journal={BMC Neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={13},
  pages={75 - 75}
}
BackgroundAcupuncture has been applied to aid in the recovery of post-stroke patients, but its mechanism is unclear. This study aims to analyze the relationship between acupuncture and glucose metabolism in cerebral functional regions in post-stroke patients using 18 FDG PET-CT techniques. Forty-three ischemic stroke patients were randomly divided into 5 groups: the Waiguan (TE5) needling group, the TE5 sham needling group, the sham point needling group, the sham point sham needling group and… 
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