BBC Two – Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, Series 2, Episode 1 – Can acupuncture be a painkiller?

Saleyha’s brain scan, like those of Prof MacPherson’s other subjects, shows a deactivation (measured by a decrease in blood flow) in the limbic system inside the brain. The limbic system, known as the pain matrix, is the part of the brain believed to be responsible for the perception of pain.

via BBC Two – Trust Me, I’m A Doctor, Series 2, Episode 1 – Can acupuncture be a painkiller?.

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