Acupuncture Increases Brain Function for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
In this study the patients received 5 acupuncture treatments for one month. At the end of the month, patients received and MRI, and researchers concluded that the lines of communications between different areas of the brain related to cognitive functions had improved “significantly.” Patients receiving the placebo treatment were also given MRI and showed no improvement.
Tan, T., Wang, D., Huang, J., Zhou, X., Yuan, X., Liang, J., ... Chen, S. (2017). Modulatory effects of acupuncture on brain networks in mild cognitive impairment patients. Neural Regeneration Research, 12(2), 250–258