Chinese Acad Sci, Inst High Energy Phys, Key Lab Nucl Anal Tech, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China
; Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Sch, Beijing, Peoples R China
; Chinese Peoples Armed Police Forces, Gen Hosp, Beijing, Peoples R China
; Xuzhou Med Coll, Xuzhou, Peoples R China
; Capital Univ Med Sci, Xuanwu Hosp, Dept Radiol, Beijing, Peoples R China
; Zhejiang Univ, Dept Phys, Hangzhou 310027, Peoples R China
Objectives: The present study is aimed at evaluating the effects of manual acupuncture with different durations on the human brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging. Materials and methods: Eighteen healthy right-handed volunteers were divided into three groups randomly. Each group received only one kind of acupuncture on the right LI4 (Hegu) point, which lasted 30 sec, 60 sec, or 180 sec, respectively. Fix-effect and conjunction analysis were used to compare the effects of the three kinds of acupunctures. Results: The results indicated that the stimulation of manual acupuncture with different durations could induce different effects in the central nervous system on the human brain. The longer duration of manual acupuncture might induce more significant areas. Conclusions: The present study provided not only neuroimaging evidence for manual acupuncture, but also a useful guide for clinical applications of acupuncture. In addition, the results might be helpful to understand the relationship between the central nervous system responses and the durations of acupuncture.
Li K,Dan BC,Liu H,et al. Changes in fMRI in the human brain related to different durations of manual acupuncture needling[J]. JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE,2006,12(7):615-623.
李可.,单保慈.,刘华.,支联合.,闫镔.,...&Tang, XW.(2006).Changes in fMRI in the human brain related to different durations of manual acupuncture needling.JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE,12(7),615-623.
李可,et al."Changes in fMRI in the human brain related to different durations of manual acupuncture needling".JOURNAL OF ALTERNATIVE AND COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE 12.7(2006):615-623.