Hypothalamus-Related Resting Brain Network Underlying Short-Term Acupuncture Treatment in Primary Hypertension

  title={Hypothalamus-Related Resting Brain Network Underlying Short-Term Acupuncture Treatment in Primary Hypertension},
  author={Hongyan Chen and Jianping Dai and Xiaozhe Zhang and Kai Wang and Shuhua Huang and Qingtian Cao and Hong Wang and Yuhong Liang and Chuanying Shi and Mengyuan Li and Tingting Ha and Lin Ai and S Li and Jun Ma and Wenjuan Wei and Youbo You and Zhenyu Liu and Jie Tian and Lijun Bai},
  booktitle={Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM},
The present study attempted to explore modulated hypothalamus-seeded resting brain network underlying the cardiovascular system in primary hypertensive patients after short-term acupuncture treatment. Thirty right-handed patients (14 male) were divided randomly into acupuncture and control groups. The acupuncture group received a continuous five-day acupuncture treatment and undertook three resting-state fMRI scans and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) as well as SF-36… CONTINUE READING
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