Case Studies

Case Studies & Research

Adenosine A1 receptors mediate local anti-nociceptive effects of acupuncture


The integrated response of the human cerebro-cerebellar and limbic systems to acupuncture stimulation at ST 36 as evidenced by fMRI
Hui KK, Liu J, Marina O, Napadow V, Haselgrove C, Kwong KK, Kennedy DN, Makris N.
Neuroimage. 2005 Sep;27(3):479-96. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2005.04.037.


Acupuncture modulates resting state connectivity in default and sensorimotor brain networks
Dhond RP, Yeh C, Park K, Kettner N, Napadow V.
Pain. 2008 Jun;136(3):407-18. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2008.01.011. Epub 2008 Mar 11.


Effects of electroacupuncture versus manual acupuncture on the human brain as measured by fMRI
Napadow V, Makris N, Liu J, Kettner NW, Kwong KK, Hui KK.
Hum Brain Mapp. 2005 Mar;24(3):193-205. doi: 10.1002/hbm.20081.


Characterization of the “deqi” response in acupuncture
Hui KK, Nixon EE, Vangel MG, Liu J, Marina O, Napadow V, Hodge SM, Rosen BR, Makris N, Kennedy DN. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007;7:33. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-7-33. Epub 2007 Oct 31.


Hypothalamus and amygdala response to acupuncture stimuli in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Napadow V, Kettner N, Liu J, Li M, Kwong KK, Vangel M, Makris N, Audette J, Hui KK.
Pain. 2007 Aug;130(3):254-66. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2006.12.003. Epub 2007 Jan 19.


Neuroimaging acupuncture effects in the human brain
Dhond RP, Kettner N, Napadow V.
J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Jul-Aug;13(6):603-16. doi: 10.1089/acm.2007.7040.


Traditional Chinese acupuncture and placebo (sham) acupuncture are differentiated by their effects on mu-opioid receptors (MORs)
Harris RE, Zubieta JK, Scott DJ, Napadow V, Gracely RH, Clauw DJ. Neuroimage. 2009 Sep;47(3):1077-85. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.05.083. Epub 2009 Jun 06.


Acupuncture mobilizes the brain’s default mode and its anti-correlated network in healthy subjects
Hui KK, Marina O, Claunch JD, Nixon EE, Fang J, Liu J, Li M, Napadow V, Vangel M, Makris N, Chan ST, Kwong KK, Rosen BR. Brain Res. 2009 Sep 1;1287:84-103. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2009.06.061. Epub 2009 Jun 25.


Brain encoding of acupuncture sensation–coupling on-line rating with fMRI
Napadow V, Dhond RP, Kim J, LaCount L, Vangel M, Harris RE, Kettner N, Park K.
Neuroimage. 2009 Sep;47(3):1055-65. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.05.079. Epub 2009 Jun 13.


Time-variant fMRI activity in the brainstem and higher structures in response to acupuncture
Napadow V, Dhond R, Park K, Kim J, Makris N, Kwong KK, Harris RE, Purdon PL, Kettner N, Hui KK. Neuroimage. 2009 Aug 1;47(1):289-301. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.03.060. Epub 2009 Apr 01.

Weight Loss Studies

Adherence to, and Satisfaction with, the Self-Acupressure Intervention in the LIFE Weight-Loss Maintenance Study.
C Elder, L Debar, K Funk, W Vollmer, N Lindberg, C Ritenbaugh, G Meltesen, C Gallison, V Stevens. Medical Acupuncture, 2/2013; 25(1):43-47.

Adherence and satisfaction with the experimental mind and body intervention in the LIFE weight loss maintenance study.
C Elder, L DeBa,· K Funk, W Vollmer, N Lindberg, C Ritenbaugh, G Meltesen, C Gallison, V Stevens. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 6/2012; 12(1).

Randomized trial of Tapas Acupressure Technique for weight loss maintenance.
C Elder, C Gullion, L Debar, K Funk, N Lindberg, C Ritenbaugh, G Meltesen, C Gallison, V Stevens. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 3/2012; 12(1):19.

Randomized Trial of Tapas Acupressure Technique ® for Weight Loss Maintenance: Rationale and Study Design
C Elder, C Gallison, N Lindberg, L DeBar, K Funk, C Ritenbaugh, V Stevens. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 6/2010; 16(6):683-90.

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