Acupuncture Modulates Brain Activity

A meta-study of the effect of acupuncture on the human brain is described. Studies that used fMRI showed that “acupuncture modulates activity within specific brain areas, including somatosensory cortices, limbic system, basal ganglia, brain stem, and cerebellum. Meta-analyses for verum acupuncture stimuli confirmed brain activity within many of the regions mentioned above.”

“… most studies suggest that acupuncture can modulate the activity within specific brain areas, and the evidence based on meta-analyses confirmed some of these results.”