Acupuncture Causes Brain Changes in Patients With Hand Pain

PALM SPRINGS, California — Acupuncture appears to thicken the cortex of patients with idiopathic hand pain while alleviating their pain, a new study suggests.

The finding provides new evidence for a condition resembling carpal tunnel syndrome but with a different cause, said first author, Norman Kettner, DC, chair of radiology at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri.

“This needs further investigation,” he told Medscape Medical News.

Dr Kettner presented the finding here at the American Pain Society (APS) 54th Annual Scientific Meeting.


Acupuncture Causes Brain Changes in Patients With Hand Pain. by Laird Harrison. May 28, 2015.