Acupuncture stimulates multiple brain regions.

The researchers used 28 brain magnetic resonance image studies from 51 acupuncture experiments and compared them with MRI research from tactile stimulation experiments. The theme was discomfort and how needle stimulation affected the brain’s pain centers. Their meta-evaluation result was . .better understanding of acupuncture needle stimulation and its own effects on particular activity changes in different brain regions in addition to its relationship to the multiple dimensions of discomfort. Future research can build upon this meta-analysis and will help elucidate the clinically relevant therapeutic ramifications of acupuncture. Does screening a 2500-plus season proven medical art make sense?Interesting that meta/analysis comes from a culture that has been steeped in TCM because it was absorbed from China in 560 AD.I possibly could be younger. Doctors retiring early. Small practices bankrupted by up-front expenditures or locked into ineffective systems by the prohibitive price of switching. Hours consumed by onerous data access unrelated to patient treatment. Workflow disruptions. And most importantly, substantial intrusions on our patient relationships. These complaints could be dismissed as growing pains, born of resistance to change. But transitional chaos should be distinguished from enduring harm. Nevertheless, the researchers found remarkable EHR-induced distress. It is quantifiable and yet stubbornly not eminently. The purpose of widespread EHR adoption, as envisioned by the Obama administration in 2008, was allowing a transition from volume-structured to value-based payments: a digital infrastructure was needed for measuring quality.