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Based on the evidence, a pre-post test pilot study design will be implemented to clarify the benefits of an acupuncture intervention before and after treatment. The initial assessment will contain a brief demographic interview and a review of medical records, and both pre and post-intervention evaluations will comprise an imaging protocol that includes RS-fMRI, pCASL, diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), and a brief cognitive assessment, as described in greater detail below. Several quantitative measures within DMN regions will be generated and compared between pre- and post-acupuncture therapy. These include 1) RS-fMRI measures such as connectivity strength and fractional amplitude of low frequency fluctuations (fALFF); 2) regional CBF measured with pCASL; 3) water diffusion measures for microstructural changes with DKI.
A pilot sample of 5 individuals with left CVA's will participate in a 6 session acupuncture intervention. Pre and post fMRI and cognitive data will be compared.
The objectives of this study are 1) to determine the effects of acupuncture in improving cognitive performance in a pilot sample of 5 individuals who have experienced a left CVA and 2) to clarify the mechanism of improvement via functional brain imaging.
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
New York University School of Medicine
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New York University School of Medicine
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-07T00:08:22-0400
Aim of the study is to investigate specific effects of acupuncture points.
To assess the effect of acupuncture versus sham acupuncture on regulating the targeted metabolome of hypertensive patients.
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A type of massage in which finger pressure on specific body sites is used to promote healing, relieve fatigue, etc. Although the anatomical locations are the same as the ACUPUNCTURE POINTS used in ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY (hence acu-), no needle or other acupuncture technique is employed in acupressure. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed). Shiatsu is a modern outgrowth that focuses more on prevention than healing.
Analgesia produced by the insertion of ACUPUNCTURE needles at certain ACUPUNCTURE POINTS on the body. This activates small myelinated nerve fibers in the muscle which transmit impulses to the spinal cord and then activate three centers - the spinal cord, midbrain and pituitary/hypothalamus - to produce analgesia.
Acupuncture therapy by inserting needles in the ear. It is used to control pain and for treating various ailments.
Designated locations along nerves or organ meridians for inserting acupuncture needles.
The occupational discipline of the traditional Chinese methods of ACUPUNCTURE THERAPY for treating disease by inserting needles along specific pathways or meridians.
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