Hugh McPherson on Acupuncture and Pain
Recent biomedical research has evidenced how Acupuncture positively affects the brain's pain response. This TV documentary shows how Acupuncture switches off the body's pain matrix during a MRI patient scan (magnetic resonance imaging) mapping the two hemispheres of the brain. The clip was featured in the BBC2 series Trust Me I'm a Doctor, showing a brain scan whilst the patient received acupuncture provided by a Traditional Acupuncturist, Hugh MacPherson. The purposes was to explore potential mechanisms of how acupuncture works.