Qiufu Ma, Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard University highlights:

a) acupuncture can drive distinct somato-autonomic reflex pathways;

b) presence of body region specificity in driving these pathways;

c) neural patterning forms a basis for this somatotopic organization.

“Here, I summarize evidence supporting that long-distant acupuncture effects operate partly through somato-autonomic reflexes, leading to activation of sympathetic and/or parasympathetic pathways.”

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Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2022;76:102602. doi: 10.1016/j.conb.2022.102602

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