Bilateral frontal activation associated with cutaneous stimulation of Elixir Field: An fMRI study
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摘要Elixir Field, or Dan Tian, is the area where energy is stored and nourished in the body according to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Although Dan Tian stimulation is a major concept in Qigong healing and has been practiced for thousands of years, and while there are some recent empirical evidence of its effect, its neurophysiological basis remains unknown. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study brain activations associated with external stimulation of the lower Elixir Field in ten normal subjects, and compared the results with the stimulation of their right hands. While right-hand stimulation resulted in left postcentral gyrus activation, stimulation of the lower Elixir Field resulted in bilateral activations including the medial and superior frontal gyrus, middle and superior temporal gyrus, thalamus, insula, and cingulate gyrus. These findings suggest that stimulation of the Elixir Field is not only associated with activation of the sensory motor cortex but also with cortical regions that mediate planning, attention, and memory.
著者Chan AS, Cheung MC, Chan YL, Yeungt DKW, Lam W
期刊名稱American Journal of Chinese Medicine
出版年份2006
月份1
日期1
卷號34
期次2
出版社WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD
頁次207 - 216
國際標準期刊號0192-415X
電子國際標準期刊號1793-6853
語言英式英語
關鍵詞conical activation; cutaneous stimulation; Dan Tian; fMRI
Web of Science 學科類別General & Internal Medicine; Integrative & Complementary Medicine; INTEGRATIVE & COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE; Medicine, General & Internal; MEDICINE, GENERAL & INTERNAL

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