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Research progress of brain mechanism of acupuncture at acupoint
HU Linghui  SUO Bokai  ZUO Qingfang  HE Yanlin  WANG Jichao  XU Yilai  WU Wei 

Cite this article as: Hu LH, Suo BK, Zuo QF, et al. Research progress of brain mechanism of acupuncture at acupoint[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(8): 121-124, 134. DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.08.027.

[Abstract] Acupuncture is one of the most important methods of external treatment in traditional Chinese medicine, and acupuncture points can be used to treat related diseases. The clinical effect of acupuncture is recognized, but the mechanism of action is unclear, so it is a current research focus. In recent years, numerous studies have found that acupuncture points can be used to treat associated diseases by affecting brain function and activating specific brain areas. We summarized the recent research on the brain mechanism of acupuncture and analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of functional magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, electroencephalogram, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and event-related potential. On this basis, transcranial magnetic stimulation and multimodal technologies are proposed to be used in research. And these provide some references for clinical and scientific research.
[Keywords] acupuncture;brain mechanism;functional magnetic resonance imaging;electroencephalogram;transcranial magnetic stimulation

HU Linghui   SUO Bokai   ZUO Qingfang   HE Yanlin   WANG Jichao   XU Yilai   WU Wei*  

Shanghai University of Sport, Shanghai 200438, China

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Conflicts of interest   None.

Received  2022-02-26
Accepted  2022-08-10
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.08.027
Cite this article as: Hu LH, Suo BK, Zuo QF, et al. Research progress of brain mechanism of acupuncture at acupoint[J]. Chin J Magn Reson Imaging, 2022, 13(8): 121-124, 134.DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.08.027

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