Acupuncture analgesia involves modulation of pain-induced gamma oscillations and cortical network connectivity
“We examined the analgesic effects of verum in comparison to sham acupuncture on laser-induced pain using a double-blind controlled study design in healthy participants. Our analysis focused on the modulation of laser-induced gamma oscillations in pain-related brain regions and on changes of inter-regional coupling in this frequency band by acupuncture. Verum treatment diminished pain more than sham treatment. ”
Hauck, Michael & Schröder, Sven & Meyer-Hamme, Gesa & Lorenz, Juergen & Friedrichs, Sunja & Nolte, Guido & Gerloff, Christian & Engel, Andreas. (2017). Acupuncture analgesia involves modulation of pain-induced gamma oscillations and cortical network connectivity. Scientific Reports. 7. 10.1038/s41598-017-13633-4.