- September 18, 2019
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- Posted by: Haily Stapleton
WALKING THE TALK with Jorgen
This month’s walking the talk comes courtesy of Jorgen Forsberg from Select Physio Health & Wellness Clinic.
A longitudinal fMRI Acupuncture study OA knees and Acupuncture
The modulation effect of longitudinal acupuncture on resting state functional connectivity in knee osteoarthritis patients
Chen et al MOL Pain 2015;11:67.
3 groups Stimulation: rotation only
Low 2 needles in KJ 12x 10 sec
High 6 needles 4×10 sec
Sham 8 needles not in SKIN 12×10 sec
25 minutes treatments
Duration of treatment: 4 weeks with 6 treatments
Significant improvement with both treatment groups
- improved functional connection
- this was correlated with KOOS scores
Results: suggest that acupuncture may achieve its therapeutic effect on knee OA pain by modulating functional connectivity between the rFPN, ECN and the descending pain modulatory pathway.
– Jörgen Forsberg