Pain is one of the
most important sensations in daily life,andthe traditional Chinese medicine
such as acupuncture has shown great potential in pain relief. The principle
research of acupuncture anesthesia has been the focus of modern science. In this
paper the noninvasive brain imaging technique
fMRI (functional magnetic resonanceimaging) was used. Eight volunteers
were enrolled and received pain stimulation,andthe brain response under TEAS
(transcutaneous elec-trical acupoint stimulation) and manual needle stimulation were observed.
The research finds pain has specific sensation region and the acupuncture
anesthesia is realized through modulating the corresponding brain function
region, but the manual needle has wider brain response region than TEAS.
Cite this paper
Tong, J. , Liu, J. , Lv, Y. and Chen, H. (2013) The Research on Acupuncture Anesthesia Based on fMRI. Engineering
, 545-548. doi: 10.4236/eng.2013.510B112
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