XNKQ Acupuncture Compared to Control Interventions Measured With EEG and fMRI


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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Healthy subjects (18 to 40 years of age) health status confirmed by a comprehensive neurological examination
- Right-handed (evaluated by "the Edinburgh inventory")
- Informed consent
- No acupuncture treatment in the last 12 months
- No medical knowledge about acupuncture

Exclusion Criteria

- History of neurological and/or psychiatric diseases
- History of brain injury
- Cognitive handicap and severe speech disorder
- alcohol or drug abuse
- History of neurosurgical intervention
- Chronic disease (e.g., asthma, diabetes mellitus etc.) with regular use of medications
- Usage of acute medication
- Pregnancy (tested by urine pregnancy test before the measurement) or planned pregnancy
- Any contraindication for acupuncture (e.g., anti-coagulation therapy)
- Any exclusion criteria for MRI scanning (metal implants (e.g. pacemaker), claustrophobia, etc.)
- Participation in another interventional trial.