Neural substrates of acupuncture in the modulation of cravings induced by smoking-related visual cues: an FMRI study

@article{Kang2013NeuralSO,
  title={Neural substrates of acupuncture in the modulation of cravings induced by smoking-related visual cues: an FMRI study},
  author={O-Seok Kang and Song-Yi Kim and Geon-Ho Jahng and Hackjin Kim and Jong-woo Kim and Sun Yong Chung and Jun-Won Kim and Seung-In Yang and Hi-Joon Park and Hyejung Lee and Younbyoung Chae},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2013},
  volume={228},
  pages={119-127}
}
Cue reactivity is a key factor in modulating motivational and goal-directed behaviors associated with compulsive drug intake and relapse. Smoking-associated cues produce smoking urges and cravings and are accompanied by the activation of brain regions involved in attention, motivation, and reward. We investigated whether acupuncture ameliorates cravings induced by smoking-related visual cues, and we explored the neural mechanisms underlying the effects of acupuncture on modulating smoking urges… CONTINUE READING