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Articles by Tara Sporko in JoVE
Monitoring Acupuncture Effects on Human Brain by fMRI
Kathleen K. S. Hui1, Vitaly Napadow1, Jing Liu1, Ming Li1, Ovidiu Marina1,2, Erika E. Nixon1, Joshua D. Claunch1, Lauren LaCount1, Tara Sporko1, Kenneth K. Kwong1
1Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2William Beaumont Hospital
FMRI and physiological monitoring is used to study the effects of Acupuncture on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Acupuncture mobilizes a limbic-paralimbic-neocortical network, with great overlap with the default mode network, to modulate neurological activity, possibly related to its autonomic effect in the peripheral nervous system.
Other articles by Tara Sporko on PubMed
Chinese Medicine. 2011 | Pubmed ID: 21251312
In acupuncture, deqi is the sensory experience related to clinical efficacy. As the first study taking into account cultural differences on deqi sensation, this pilot survey aims to corroborate the acupuncturists' general experience in clinical practice with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) findings.