Electrical stimulation therapies for CNS disorders and pain are mediated by competition between different neuronal networks in the brain.

@article{Faingold2008ElectricalST,
  title={Electrical stimulation therapies for CNS disorders and pain are mediated by competition between different neuronal networks in the brain.},
  author={Carl L. Faingold},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  year={2008},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={668-81}
}
CNS neuronal networks are known to control normal physiological functions, including locomotion and respiration. Neuronal networks also mediate the pathophysiology of many CNS disorders. Stimulation therapies, including localized brain and vagus nerve stimulation, electroshock, and acupuncture, are proposed to activate "therapeutic" neuronal networks. These therapeutic networks are dormant prior to stimulatory treatments, but when the dormant networks are activated they compete with… CONTINUE READING