Table 2: Areas of brain activation induced by acupuncture stimulation on either the left or the right GB34.

RegionsLeft acupunctureRight acupuncture
TalairachTalairach
value value

Frontal lobe
 Middle frontal gyrus 44.822.1439.474.82630.4341.096.924.989, 10, 46
Parietal lobe
 Postcentral gyrus −56.87−29.4820.344.4540
 Inferior parietal lobule R55.95−32.4527.374.0240
Sublobar
 Thalamus R8.21−1.996.034.6210.03−5.97.495.95
 Thalamus L−17.77−18.85.85.01
 Putamen R22.956.5514.293.98
 Putamen L−25.06−1.471.917.03
 Lateral globus pallidus R24.92−9.010.246.62
 Medial globus pallidus R15.7−5.06−1.344.09
 Caudate body L−10.35.398.224.58
 Hypothalamus R2.81−6.33−7.094.67
 Insula R52.34−31.7420.175.5713
 Insula L−43.7−7.83106.3113
 Extranuclear R32.5214.36−8.235.4113
 Claustrum L−25.27−19.4612.824.86
Midbrain
 Subthalamic nucleus R8.32−13.99−5.925.03
Cerebellum
 Cerebellar tonsil R34.44−49.12−32.2213.14
 Cerebellar tonsil L−4.44−54.51−33.393.82
 Culmen R36.25−45.75−28.279.12
 Culmen L0.82−42.07−6.94.05
 Uvula L−11.92−66−313.71

area, = right hemisphere, and = left hemisphere.