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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Napadow, Vitaly; Li, Ang; Loggia, Marco L; Kim, Jieun; Schalock, Peter C; Lerner, Ethan; Tran, Thanh-Nga; Ring, Johannes; Rosen, Bruce R; Kaptchuk, Ted J; Pfab, Florian 
Title:
The brain circuitry mediating antipruritic effects of acupuncture. 
Abstract:
Itch is an aversive sensory experience and while systemic therapies, such as acupuncture, have shown promise in alleviating itch in patients suffering from chronic itch, their antipruritic mechanisms are unknown. As several lines of evidence implicate brain-focused mechanisms, we applied functional magnetic resonance imaging and our validated temperature-modulation itch model to evaluate the underlying brain circuitry supporting allergen-induced itch reduction in atopic dermatitis patients by ac...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Cereb Cortex 
Year:
2014 
Journal volume:
24 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
873-82 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1047-3211 
TUM Institution:
Klinik und Poliklinik für Dermatologie und Allergologie