Acupuncture's Effect on the Brainby Thomas E. Turpen, MS, R.Ac. on 06/10/13
Now this is fascinating: new studies show that acupuncture has neuroprotective effects, i.e. it protects the brain. This has all sorts of potential clinical implications such as the treatment of stroke victims.
When I was in Beijing about 15 years ago, these studies were already being done. So, I was well aware of the effects of acupuncture on the brain. In these studies, each acupuncture point stimulated elicited unique responses in the brain. Although this is one study, there are many that show acupuncture has an effect on the brain that affects the conditions being treated.