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Front Neurol


Brain Mechanism of Acupuncture Treatment of Chronic Pain: An Individual-Level Positron Emission Tomography Study.


Xu J, Xie H, Liu L, Shen Z, Yang L, Wei W, Guo X, Liang F, Yu S, Yang J
Front Neurol. 2022; 13:884770.
PMID: 35585847.


Acupuncture has been shown to be effective in the treatment of chronic pain. However, their neural mechanism underlying the effective acupuncture response to chronic pain is still unclear. We investigated whether metabolic patterns in the pain matrix network might predict acupuncture therapy responses in patients with primary dysmenorrhea (PDM) using a machine-learning-based multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) on positron emission tomography data (PET).