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Acupuncture therapy in treating migraine: results of a magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging study

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Pain Research, April 2018
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (80th percentile)

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Title
Acupuncture therapy in treating migraine: results of a magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging study
Published in
Journal of Pain Research, April 2018
DOI 10.2147/jpr.s162696
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Authors

Tao Gu, Lei Lin, Yun Jiang, Juan Chen, Ryan D’Arcy, Min Chen, Xiaowei Song

Abstract

Acupuncture has been proven to be effective as an alternative therapy in treating migraine, but the pathophysiological mechanisms of the treatment remain unclear. This study investigated possible neurochemical responses to acupuncture treatment. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging was used to investigate biochemical levels pre- and post-acupuncture treatment. Participants (N=45) included subjects diagnosed with: 1) migraine without aura; 2) cervicogenic headache; and 3) healthy controls. Participants in the two patient groups received verum acupuncture using acupoints that target migraine without aura but not cervicogenic headache, while the healthy controls received a sham treatment. All participants had magnetic resonance spectroscopy scans before and after the acupuncture therapy. Levels of brain metabolites were examined in relation to clinical headache assessment scores. A significant increase in N-acetylaspartate/creatine was observed in bilateral thalamus in migraine without aura after the acupuncture treatment, which was significantly correlated with the headache intensity score. The data demonstrate brain biochemical changes underlying the effect of acupuncture treatment of migraine.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 12 27%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Student > Postgraduate 4 9%
Researcher 4 9%
Other 3 7%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 12 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 7%
Environmental Science 1 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 4 9%
Unknown 14 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2019.
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#846,144
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Outputs from Journal of Pain Research
#105
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#28,033
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Pain Research
#6
of 30 outputs
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