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Research progress of brain fMRI by acupuncture at Houxi acupoint
XIA Meihui  ZHANG Qinhong  CAI Lina  YUE Jinhuan  LI Xiaoling  CUI Xuan  GAO Ruixue  TONG Xin  WANG Yang 

Co first author: ZHANG Qinhong DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.028.

[Abstract] Houxi acupoint is widely used in clinic because of its remarkable curative effect, but its acupuncture effect mechanism is not clear. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has become the first choice to visually explore the central effect mechanism of acupuncture acupoints. According to the relevant literature, the fMRI study on the brain after acupuncture at Houxi acupoint mainly focuses on the influencing factors and specificity. This paper analyzes the overall research trend in this field from the above two aspects, summarizes the relevant scientific research achievements and shortcomings, provides a better imaging basis for acupuncture clinical acupoint selection, and puts forward directional suggestions for follow-up acupuncture research.
[Keywords] acupuncture;Houxi acupoint;functional magnetic resonance imaging;influencing factors;specificity;magnetic resonance imaging

XIA Meihui1   ZHANG Qinhong2   CAI Lina3   YUE Jinhuan2   LI Xiaoling4*   CUI Xuan3   GAO Ruixue3   TONG Xin3   WANG Yang3, 4  

1 Department of Geriatrics, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150001, China

2 Department of Acupuncture and Massage, Shenzhen Jiuwei TCM Outpatient Department, Shenzhen 518000, China

3 Graduate School of Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, China

4 Department of CT & MR, the First Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Harbin 150040, China

*Li XL, E-mail:

Conflicts of interest   None.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 82074537, 81373714); Natural Science Foundation Project of Heilongjiang Province (No. LH2020H103); Harbin Science and Technology Outstanding Discipline Leader Fund Project (No. 2016RAXYJ096).
Received  2022-06-08
Accepted  2022-09-10
DOI: 10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.028
Co first author: ZHANG Qinhong DOI:10.12015/issn.1674-8034.2022.09.028.

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