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제목 [침 기전]양릉천혈과 가짜혈위에 전침 자극시 신경학적 특이성에 대한 fMRI 연구
양릉천혈과 가짜혈위에 전침 자극시 신경학적 특이성에 대한 fMRI 연구
An fMRI study of neuronal specificity of an acupoint electroacupuncture stimulation of Yanglingquan (GB34) and its sham point.
저자 강동경희대병원 의료진 : 장건호(공동), 박성욱(공동), 배형섭(공동), 박정미(공동)
타기관 의료진 : 나병조(1저자, 교신저자), 정우상(공동), 문상관(공동), 장건호(공동)
저널명 Neurological Research 2009;464(1):1-5
게재일 2009.10.16.
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The neuronal specificity of acupoints has not been entirely supported by the results of fMRI studies. The objective of this study was to investigate the neuronal specificity of an acupoint with electroacupuncture stimulation (EAS) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Functional MR imaging of the entire brain was performed in 12 normal healthy subjects during EAS of GB34 (Yanglingquan) and its sham point over the left leg in counter-balanced order. Anatomically, both GB34 and its sham point belong to the L5 spinal segment. EAS at the left GB34 specifically activated the right putamen, caudate body, claustrum, thalamus, cerebellum, as well as the left caudate body, ventral lateral thalamus, and cerebellum, all related to motor function. EAS at the sham point of the left GB34 specifically activated the right BA6, BA8, BA40, BA44, thalamus, as well as the left thalamus and cerebellum. Taken together, these findings suggest that EAS at an acupoint and its sham point, in the same spinal segment, induced specific cerebral response patterns. These findings support neuronal specificity of the acupoint studied. EAS at GB34 appears to be more related to motor function than EAS at its sham point, suggesting specificity of the GB34 acupoint. The results of this study provide neurobiological evidence for the existence of acupoint specificity, although further studies are necessary to better understand this phenomenon.
페이지 URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304394009010763

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