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Ten Years Evidence-based High-Tech Acupuncture-A Short Review of Centrally Measured Effects (Part II).

Litscher G - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2007)

Bottom Line: The assessment of acupuncture-induced effects on brain function is crucial.In this way, individual combinations of acupuncture points can be stimulated simultaneously according to traditional Chinese medicine.In the context of double-blind studies, effects in the brain could be demonstrated in a reproducible manner for the first time.

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Affiliation: Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, A-8036 Graz/Austria. gerhard.litscher@meduni-graz.at.

ABSTRACT
The assessment of acupuncture-induced effects on brain function is crucial. Ultrasound-assisted brain function monitoring and bioelectrical methods as well as near infrared spectroscopic procedures and functional magnetic resonance investigations form the basis for the latest scientific examination methods for acupuncture research. The laserneedle acupuncture, which was examined scientifically for the first time in Graz, represents a new painless and non-invasive acupuncture method. In this way, individual combinations of acupuncture points can be stimulated simultaneously according to traditional Chinese medicine. In the context of double-blind studies, effects in the brain could be demonstrated in a reproducible manner for the first time. This second part of the short review article summarizes some of the centrally measured effects of acupuncture obtained at the Medical University of Graz within the last 10 years.

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High-tech biomedical methods for computer-controlled quantification of peripheral (first part of this review article) and cerebral effects of acupuncture.
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Figure 1: High-tech biomedical methods for computer-controlled quantification of peripheral (first part of this review article) and cerebral effects of acupuncture.

Mentions: Using needle, laserneedle or electrical stimulation and modern biomedical techniques, changes in peripheral and cerebral activities can be quantified (1–8). This second part of the review lecture deals with central effects of acupuncture. The methods used therefore can be seen in Fig. 1, right panel.Figure 1.


Ten Years Evidence-based High-Tech Acupuncture-A Short Review of Centrally Measured Effects (Part II).

Litscher G - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2007)

High-tech biomedical methods for computer-controlled quantification of peripheral (first part of this review article) and cerebral effects of acupuncture.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: High-tech biomedical methods for computer-controlled quantification of peripheral (first part of this review article) and cerebral effects of acupuncture.
Mentions: Using needle, laserneedle or electrical stimulation and modern biomedical techniques, changes in peripheral and cerebral activities can be quantified (1–8). This second part of the review lecture deals with central effects of acupuncture. The methods used therefore can be seen in Fig. 1, right panel.Figure 1.

Bottom Line: The assessment of acupuncture-induced effects on brain function is crucial.In this way, individual combinations of acupuncture points can be stimulated simultaneously according to traditional Chinese medicine.In the context of double-blind studies, effects in the brain could be demonstrated in a reproducible manner for the first time.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, A-8036 Graz/Austria. gerhard.litscher@meduni-graz.at.

ABSTRACT
The assessment of acupuncture-induced effects on brain function is crucial. Ultrasound-assisted brain function monitoring and bioelectrical methods as well as near infrared spectroscopic procedures and functional magnetic resonance investigations form the basis for the latest scientific examination methods for acupuncture research. The laserneedle acupuncture, which was examined scientifically for the first time in Graz, represents a new painless and non-invasive acupuncture method. In this way, individual combinations of acupuncture points can be stimulated simultaneously according to traditional Chinese medicine. In the context of double-blind studies, effects in the brain could be demonstrated in a reproducible manner for the first time. This second part of the short review article summarizes some of the centrally measured effects of acupuncture obtained at the Medical University of Graz within the last 10 years.

No MeSH data available.