Neural mechanisms of acupuncture as revealed by fMRI studies

@article{He2015NeuralMO,
  title={Neural mechanisms of acupuncture as revealed by fMRI studies},
  author={Tian Min He and Wen Zhu and Si-Qi Du and Jing-Wen Yang and Cun-Zhi Liu},
  journal={Autonomic Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={190},
  pages={1-9}
}
As an ancient therapeutic method, acupuncture has been used to treat many diseases as an adjunctive therapy. However, its clinical efficacy remains controversial and the neural mechanisms have not been well understood. Accumulating studies have revealed that fMRI has made it possible to study brain responses to acupuncture. This review aims to provide scientific evidence to support the notion and discuss how these findings contribute to the neural mechanisms of acupuncture. 
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