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Multi-Modality Neuroimaging Study on Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture

  • Jie Tian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Wei Qin, Lingmin Jin, Jie Tian
    Pages 1-30
  3. Zhenyu Liu, Zhenchao Tang, Jie Tian
    Pages 61-89
  4. Wei Qin, Lijun Bai, Lingmin Jin, Jie Tian
    Pages 91-124
  5. Wei Qin, Lingmin Jin, Jie Tian
    Pages 125-138
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 139-142

About this book


This book introduces essential advances in acupuncture studies using multi-modality neuroimaging, which provides insights into how specific brain networks are involved in acupuncture effects in humans. Stimulating different acupoints to treat various clinical conditions is usually accompanied by multi-dimensional physiological as well as psychological responses, which are regulated by the central nervous system. The book addresses disease-specific neural correlates and acupuncture-targeted regulatory encoding in the brain, and explains the temporal-spatial encoding in brain networks to clarify the acupuncture mechanisms. By highlighting the targeting mechanisms of typical indications of acupuncture, this book provides a scientific explanation for acupuncture therapy.


functional MRI acupoints CNS brain networks EEG and MEG

Editors and affiliations

  • Jie Tian
    • 1
  1. 1.CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular ImagingInstitute of AutomationBeijingChina

About the editors

Editor Jie Tian is a Professor and Director of Key Laboratory of Molecular Imaging, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Multi-Modality Neuroimaging Study on Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture
  • Editors Jie Tian
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4913-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5264-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4914-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 142
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 47 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Acupuncture
    Imaging / Radiology
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“This is a very interesting use of assessment tools, as well as modern knowledge of the brain and its functions, to assess an ancient medical model. … The audience includes any medical providers or students with an interest in the efficacy of TCM … . The book incorporates a depth of knowledge of both paradigms of thought and synthesizes the science of both. ... I love this book and will incorporate its contents into classes that I teach.” (Barbara J. Gosse, Doody's Book Reviews, November, 2017)