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Titolo:
Acupuncture produces central activations in pain regions
Autore:
Biella, G; Sotgiu, ML; Pellegata, G; Paulesu, E; Castiglioni, I; Fazio, F;
Indirizzi:
CNR, Inst Neurosci & Bioimaging, I-20090 Milan, Italy CNR Milan Italy I-20090 Inst Neurosci & Bioimaging, I-20090 Milan, Italy Univ Milan, Dept Biomed Sci & Technol, I-20133 Milan, Italy Univ Milan Milan Italy I-20133 iomed Sci & Technol, I-20133 Milan, Italy Univ Milano Bicocca, Sci Inst HS Raffaele, Milan, Italy Univ Milano Bicocca Milan Italy cca, Sci Inst HS Raffaele, Milan, Italy Univ Milano Bicocca, Dept Psychol, Milan, Italy Univ Milano Bicocca Milan Italy ano Bicocca, Dept Psychol, Milan, Italy Univ Milano Bicocca, Dept Neurosci & Biomed Technol, Milan, Italy Univ Milano Bicocca Milan Italy Neurosci & Biomed Technol, Milan, Italy
Titolo Testata:
NEUROIMAGE
fascicolo: 1, volume: 14, anno: 2001,
parte:, 1
pagine: 60 - 66
SICI:
1053-8119(200107)14:1<60:APCAIP>2.0.ZU;2-V
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
POSITRON-EMISSION-TOMOGRAPHY; HUMAN CINGULATE CORTEX; HUMAN ANTERIOR CINGULATE; CEREBRAL ACTIVATION; HUMAN BRAIN; LOCALIZATION; HYPOTHALAMUS; STIMULATION; MECHANISMS; PATTERNS;
Keywords:
acupuncture; positron emission tomography; anterior cingulus; insulae; cerebellum; superior frontal gyrus; medial frontal gyrus; inferior frontal gyrus; pain; human;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
45
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Biella, G CNR, Inst Neurosci & Bioimaging, Bldg LITA,Via Fratelli Cervi 93, I-20090 Milan, Italy CNR Bldg LITA,Via Fratelli Cervi 93 Milan Italy I-20090 , Italy
Citazione:
G. Biella et al., "Acupuncture produces central activations in pain regions", NEUROIMAGE, 14(1), 2001, pp. 60-66

Abstract

Acupuncture is largely used for pain control in several pathological conditions. Its effects on the central nervous system are not well defined. We investigated the effect of the application of acupuncture to 13 normal subjects (males, 21-32 years). (H2O)-O-15 bolus PET scans were read before the application of the needles (Rest, R) and after 25 min of needle insertion. Data were acquired by scanning in 3-D mode. The acupuncture application, true acupuncture (TA), was alternated to a placebo needle application (PA) in two:different sequences (seven and six subjects, respectively), either R,PA,R, TA or R,TA,R,PA, a period of 15 min being left after every first TA or PA to allow for the recovery of basal conditions. Here we show that classicacupuncture activates the left Anterior Cingulus, the Insulae bilaterally,the Cerebellum bilaterally, the left Superior Frontal Gyrus, and the rightMedial and Inferior Frontal Gyri. Most of the activated areas are shared with areas activated in acute and chronic pain states as described in the literature. Thus acupuncture appears to act by activating areas also involvedin pain. This indicates that acupuncture could relief pain by unbalancing the equilibrium of distributed pain-related central networks. (C) 2001 Academic Press.

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