An MRI brain scan shows where acupuncture works

Presenter Dr Salehya Ahsan was under the MRI scanner whilst she had one acupuncture point in her hand needled.

She was really surprised by the results as they clearly showed that the Pain Matrix part of the brain was deactivated…in other words there were fewer pain signals.

She called the scan ‘objective evidence’ indicating one way in which acupuncture might work.

So when I get asked ‘how does acupuncture work then’? I can include this in the answer 🙂

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