pain and the brain

Acupuncture Stimulation and EEG fMRI

By | March 14th, 2015|Acupuncture research|

Ancient Medicine Made Modern Carefully done study in healthy volunteers looking at stimulation of St36 compared to nonacupuncture points.  Mu wavelength increases with acupuncture stim, not with stim to nonacupuncture points.  This suggests that there is a pain inhibitory effect through the mu activity that is triggered by acupuncture at acupuncture points, but [...]

Low Frequency Transcutaneous Electrostimulation More Effective on Opiate Receptors in Animal Studies

By | February 5th, 2014|Acupuncture research|

Ancient Wisdom Through the Ages Low frequency acupuncture better than high frequency for pain in animal study.  Interesting since there has been a lot of research on the different opiate receptors involved in 2Hz versys 100 hz.  Maybe bogus?  Maybe not? J Neurosci Res. 2014 Jan 31. doi: 10.1002/jnr.23351. [Epub ahead of print] [...]