Table 2: de-qi-related BOLD responses evoked by acupuncture stimulation.

Regions (Reference no.)
ActivationsDeactivations

Somatosensory system
 SI[32, 34, 40, 54, 79, 84][79, 82]
 SII[3234, 54, 55, 79, 85]
 Thalamus[32, 34, 40, 80, 8385][33]
 Caudate[80][33, 54]
 Putamen[34, 40, 80][54]
 Brainstem[33][33, 34]
Motor system
 M1[40, 78, 78, 80, 83][33]
 Cerebellum[40, 7981, 83, 84][33, 55, 82]
 SMA[32, 85]
Sensory integration system
 Insula[32, 34, 40, 79, 8185][33, 54]
 ACC[33, 54, 55, 85]
Special senses
 IFG[40, 83]
 STG[40, 83, 84]
 MTG
Frontal cortex
 vmPFC[82][33, 34, 85]
 Frontal Pole[34][32, 33, 55]
 Superior frontal gyrus[80][79]
 Medial orbital prefrontal cortex[79]
 Medial frontal gyrus[79]
 Ventromedial frontal pole[34]
 Dorsomedial frontal pole[32, 34]
 DLPFC/VLPFC[34]
 DMPFC[34]
 OFC/MPFC[34][82]
 Paracentral lobule[33][79]
 Pregenual cingulate cortex[82]
Subcortical gray matter
 N. accumbens/septi[33, 54]
 Amygdala[81][3234, 54, 55, 82]
 Hippocampus[84][32, 33, 54, 55, 82]
 Parahippocampus[34][32, 33, 54, 55, 79, 82]
 Hypothalamus[79, 84][33, 54, 55, 79]
 Ventral tegmental area[54]
 Retrosplenial cortex[33]
 Lentiform nucleus[80]
 Claustrum[40, 80, 83]
 PAG[81, 84, 85]
 Nucleus raphe[34]
 Midbrain[83]
Temporal/parietal cortex
 Temporal pole[32, 33, 54, 55, 82]
 Inferior parietal lobe[34, 40, 7981, 83][33]
 Precuneus[83][32, 82]
 Middle temporal gyrus[84][79]
 Superior parietal lobule[78, 83, 84][79]
 Transverse temporal gyrus[40, 84]
Occipital cortex
 Lingual gyrus[79]
 Cuneus[32]
 Occipital gyrus[81]
 Retrosplenial cortex[32]
 Angular gyrus[82]
 Fusiform gyrus[84]
 Middle occipital gyrus[84]
Cingulate gyrus
 PCC[82][32, 33, 55, 82]
 pMCC[34][33]
 Subgenual cingulate[82][34]
 aMCC[32, 34, 40, 83]