Neuroimaging Outcomes in CTS Treated by Acupuncture – IM Grand Rounds/Research
Title: “Are physiological outcomes better than psychological outcomes to differentiate real and sham acupuncture? A carpal tunnel syndrome neuroimaging study.”
Presenter: Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc
In this presentation, Dr. Napadow discussed the role of brain neuroplasticity in acupuncture treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and how physiological outcomes allow for a better differentiation of real and sham acupuncture in research studies of acupuncture for chronic pain. Dr. Napadow’s recent neuroimaging study on this topic, published in the journal Brain, was reported throughout the popular press including The New York Times, Time magazine, Boston Magazine, and Popular Science.