Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2014 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

De Qi, a Threshold of the Stimulus Intensity, Elicits the Specific Response of Acupoints and Intrinsic Change of Human Brain to Acupuncture

Table 1

Activated regions in fMRI after de qi in Zusanli acupoint following acupuncture.

AnatomyBASideTalairach score
(mm) (mm) (mm)

Inferior parietal lobule40R60−38423.93
Subcortex white matterR22−66283.71
32−52383.02
Precuneus7L−24−80443.22
−12−76463.06
Superior temporal gyrus22R3012−222.91
Inferior parietal lobule40L−46−58522.86
−5246542.57
Gyrus frontalis medius47R3622−62.37
4836102.74
Central occipital gyrus19L−30−76482.74
Prefrontal lobe46R4438182.68
Cuneate lobe19R16−80202.62
Frontal lobe frame gyrus10L−4040242.59
Posterior central gyrus3R1868602.55
Ventriculus dexter cerebriR28142.46
MesencephalonR4−38−202.44
Supramarginal gyrus40L−38−52342.42

Table 1 lists the Talairach coordinates. Numbers in cortical areas of the images correspond to Brodmann areas. Multiple regions of signal increase were observed during acupuncture needle manipulation of the right leg at ST.36. Acupuncture induced activation over the ipsilateral inferior parietal lobule (Brodmann areas 40), ipsilateral subcortex white matter, ipsilateral superior temporal gyrus (Brodmann areas 22), ipsilateral gyrus frontalis medius (Brodmann areas 47), ipsilateral prefrontal lobe (Brodmann areas 46), ipsilateral cuneate lobe (Brodmann areas 19), ipsilateral posterior central gyrus (Brodmann areas 3), the contralateral precuneus (Brodmann areas 7), the contralateral inferior parietal lobule (Brodmann areas 40), the contralateral central occipital gyrus (Brodmann areas 19), the contralateral frontal lobe frame gyrus (Brodmann areas 10), and the contralateral supramarginal gyrus (Brodmann areas 40). In addition, there was activation in the ipsilateral ventriculus dexter cerebri and mesencephalon.