Influence of Acupuncture Treatment on Cerebral Activity in Functional Dyspepsia Patients and Its Relationship With Efficacy

@article{Zeng2012InfluenceOA,
  title={Influence of Acupuncture Treatment on Cerebral Activity in Functional Dyspepsia Patients and Its Relationship With Efficacy},
  author={Fang Zeng and W Qin and Tingting Ma and Jinbo Sun and Yong Tang and Kai Yuan and Ying Li and Jixin Liu and Xuguang Liu and Wenzhong Song and Lei Lan and Mailan Liu and ShuGuang Yu and Xin Gao and Jie Tian and Fanrong Liang},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2012},
  volume={107},
  pages={1236-1247}
}
OBJECTIVES:Acupuncture is a commonly used therapy for treating functional dyspepsia (FD), although the mechanism remains unclear. The objectives of this study were to investigate the differences in cerebral glycometabolism changes evoked by acupuncture and sham acupuncture and to explore the possible correlations between brain responses and clinical efficacy.METHODS:In all, 72 FD patients were randomly assigned to receive either acupuncture or sham acupuncture treatment for 4 weeks. Ten… CONTINUE READING
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