Researches have shown acupuncture wroks through regulate related brain areas. Some sample references are listed below:
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 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 research supports that acupuncture point Shenmen HT7 stimulation has a positive therapeutic effect on the alcohol-related diseases.
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.
Autism and ADHD are related to brain abnormality. Many studies show that scalp acupuncture is effective in treating neurological problems related to autism and ADHD. New study has found impairments in white matter in the main neural pathway connecting the right and left hemispheres of the brain in children with both autism and ADHD. The more we learn and know about brain functions, the more we can incorporate this knowledge into our clinical practice of scalp acupuncture. Needling scalp acupuncture on
children with autistic and ADHD patients is very different from doing it with adult patients. This paper shares our clinical experiences and techniques on how to practice scalp acupuncture using various scalp acupuncture systems and the Neoh Scalp acupuncture system on autistic and ADHD patients.
International Journal of Child Development and Mental HealthVol. 5 No. 2 February – July 2017 (45-57)
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')