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Abstract #0925

A Functional MRI Study Can Show Neuronal Pathway Interruption by Inserting Acupuncture Needle in a Dog Model of Parkinsons Disease

Geon-Ho Jahng1, Sung Ho Lee2, Min-Ji Kim1, Hyug-Gi Kim1, Chang-Woo Ryu1, Sun Mi Kim1, Dal Mo Yang1, Dong Wook Sung3, Woo-Suk Choi3, Il Whan Choi4, Chi-Bong Choi3, Hwi-Yool Kim2

1Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital at Gangdong, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of; 2Veterinary Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of; 3Radiology, Kyung Hee University Hospital, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of; 4Meridian and Acupuncture, Graduate School of Applied Eastern Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of

To investigate the interruption of a neuronal pathway during a passive moving task (PMT) by acupuncture insertion at ST36 acupoint in the normal and Parkinsons disease (PD) dog model, we developed a novel method to model PD dog. 8 healthy beagle dogs were divided into 2 groups of 4 dogs each, a normal control and a PD model group. During fMRI, the PMT was performed during three different sessions, which consisted of PMT only (MO), PMT with inserting an acupuncture needle at the ST36 acupoint (TA), and PMT with inserting the needle at a sham point (SA).