The human brain response to acupuncture on same-meridian acupoints: evidence from an fMRI study.

@article{Li2008TheHB,
  title={The human brain response to acupuncture on same-meridian acupoints: evidence from an fMRI study.},
  author={Lin Li and Hua Liu and Yong-zhong Li and Jian-Yang Xu and Baoci Shan and Dan Gong and Kuncheng Li and Xiao-wei Tang},
  journal={Journal of alternative and complementary medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 6},
  pages={673-8}
}
OBJECTIVES Stimulation of acupuncture points (acupoints) located on meridians has been proven to activate specific areas of the human brain, as evidenced by functional imaging studies. To date, the specificity of acupoints located on different meridians has been investigated with functional magnetic resonance image (fMRI). The present fMRI study explored the effects of stimulating 4 acupoints on 2 different meridians for the purpose of researching the characteristic response of acupoints on the… CONTINUE READING
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