Acupuncture and the Brain
Researches have shown acupuncture wroks through regulate related brain areas. Some sample references are listed below:
Acupuncture Works by ‘Re-Wiring’ the Brain, Evidence Suggests
This new research clearly demonstrates that bodily response is not the only means by which acupuncture works; response within the brain might be the most critical part. Once we better understand how acupuncture works to relieve pain, we can optimize this therapy to provide effective, non-pharmacological care for many more chronic-pain patients.
Acupuncture For Alzheimer’s Memory and Brain Function
Acupuncture benefits memory, learning, and the brain in an Alzheimer’s disease study. In a controlled experiment, researchers discovered two important clinical benefits provided by stimulation of scalp acupuncture points; acupuncture improves spatial learning and memory. Additionally, the researchers discovered that acupuncture improves brain glucose metabolism. Let’s take a look at the results.
The Effects of Acupuncture Stimulation for Brain Activation and Alcohol Abstinence Self-Efficacy: Functional MRI Study
The research supports that acupuncture point Shenmen HT7 stimulation has a positive therapeutic effect on the alcohol-related diseases.
Study maps effects of acupuncture on the brain
New research about the effects of acupuncture on the brain may provide an understanding of the complex mechanisms of acupuncture and could lead to a wider acceptability of the treatment.
Acupuncture works by deactivating the area of the brain governing pain, a TV show will claim.
Acupuncture activates the brain, Medicinal use of needles does more than placebos.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9FOH758oW0 （The 9000 Needles 1:23;25'）
This video was very inspiring which introduced the story of a stroke patient was successfully much improved by Chinese acupuncture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yl2GGU63ZFc (2:20')