TITLE

Modulation of Central Nociceptive Coding by Acupoint Stimulation

AUTHOR(S)
Fei Luo; Jin-Yan Wang
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Neurochemical Research;Oct2008, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p1950
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract  It is universally accepted that acupuncture or acupoint stimulation can produce analgesic effect on patients with painful disorders. The past decades has seen remarkable progress in exploring the central mechanisms of acupuncture-induced pain relief, including the neurotransmitter release and expression of particular receptors and genes in the spinal cord and the brain stem regions. Development of new techniques makes it possible to record and image the brain network patterns underlying pain perception and modulation, and to investigate the role of higher-level brain areas in mediating acupuncture analgesia. This review will present the current understanding of the neural network that is implicated in the modulation of pain by acupuncture.
ACCESSION #
34305511

 

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