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(2017) Brain functional connectivity network studies of acupuncture: a systematic review on resting-
'Compared with sham acupuncture, verum acupuncture could increase default mode network and sensorimotor network connectivity with pain-
Conclusion. It can be presumed that the functional connectivity network is closely related to the mechanism of acupuncture, and central integration plays a critical role in the acupuncture mechanism.'
(2015) Repeated verum but not placebo acupuncture normalizes connectivity in brain regions dysregulated in chronic pain
'Abstract. We focused on the effect of repeated acupuncture treatment specifically on brain regions known to support functions dysregulated in chronic pain disorders. Transition to chronic pain is associated with increased attention to pain, emotional rumination, nociceptive memory and avoidance learning, resulting in brain connectivity changes, specifically affecting the periaqueductal gray (PAG), medial frontal cortex (MFC) and bilateral hippocampus (Hpc). We demonstrate that the PAG–MFC and PAG–Hpc connectivity in patients with chronic pain due to knee osteoarthritis indeed correlates with clinical severity scores and further show that verum acupuncture-
(2012) Characterizing Acupuncture Stimuli Using Brain Imaging with fMRI -
Reproduced from Huang W, Pach D, Napadow V, Park K, Long X, Neumann J, et al. (2012) Characterizing Acupuncture Stimuli Using Brain Imaging with fMRI -