Influence of different-distance mild moxibustion at Zusanli (ST 36) on functional brain imaging in healthy population

Influence of different-distance mild moxibustion at Zusanli (ST 36) on functional brain imaging... Objective: To explore the beneficial regulatory effect of mild moxibustion from different distances at Zusanli (ST 36) of healthy population on the functions of temperature-related brain regions. Methods: In 20 recruited healthy subjects, the change of the temperature-related brain regions induced by mild moxibustion from different distances at Zusanli (ST 36) was observed by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Results: In comparison of the values in amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation (fALFF) during and before moxibustion, it has been found that in moxibustion of 2 cm distance, fALFF value increased in the brain regions of the left anterior cingulated cortex and lateral surrounding cerebral regions, and fALFF value decreased in the cerebral regions of the peripheral cortex of the calcarine fissure; in moxibustion of 3 cm distance, fALFF value increased in the brain regions of the right and medial side and paracingulated gyrus, and fALFF value decreased in the cerebral zone of the left middle temporal gyrus; in moxibustion of 4 cm distance, fALFF value increased in the brain regions of the right and medial and paracingulated gyrus; and in moxibustion of 5 cm distance, fALFF value increased in the brain regions of the left hippocampus. In comparison of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science Springer Journals

Influence of different-distance mild moxibustion at Zusanli (ST 36) on functional brain imaging in healthy population

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Acupuncture
ISSN
1672-3597
eISSN
1993-0399
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11726-017-1005-z
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