Groundbreaking Research in Acupuncture and Brain Imaging

Two researchers at Bastyr University in Washington are doing exciting work: Dr. Kathleen Lumiere and Dr. Leanna Standish are figuring out ways to study electroacupuncture with functional MRIs. This breakthrough is important because it will allow researchers to get information about brain activity during medical modalities that are not easily measured.

bastyr watermelon (acu)


This research is specific to stroke recovery, but I think it also has tremendous opportunity to expand into researching other health issues and the brain’s capacity for neuroplasticity. And what’s with the watermelon shown above? Read the article to find out the role it played in the research!

The Brain on Acupuncture: New Imaging Yields Insight for Stroke Recovery

[written by Kennedy]