Impact of Acupuncture on the Brain Function of Heroin Addicts

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Title

Impact of Acupuncture on the Brain Function of Heroin Addicts

Author(s)

Journal Publication

Date

2005

volume

14(2)

pages

85-90

Research Type

RCT

Keywords

Abstract

Objective: To research the effect of acupuncture on the brain function of heroin addicts. Method: The patients were grouped according to four therapies: acupuncture, acupuncture with opium, opium with buprenorphine, and opium with Han's instrument for drug rehabilitation. The pre-therapy and post-therapy brain function statistics of each group were compared. Results: Acupuncture improved brain function. The results suggest that acupuncture treatment can help patients prepare to reintegrate into society.

Frequency of Treatment

>1/WK

Time in Treatment

1.5 Weeks

has health condition studied

Substance-Related Disorders

has study population number

120

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