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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 

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Study: Effects of Acupuncture on the Prefrontal Cortex

Albert Stern

For the last 30 years, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology has been publishing experimental and ground-breaking medical research. The most recent publication, Oxygen Transport to Tissue XXXVII, has a chapter looking at acupuncture and anxiety. 

The research focuses on oxidative-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) concentration of the pre-frontal cortex. This section of the brain in near the forehead and responsible for decision making, social behavior, personality, and cognitive actions. Changes in oxidative-hemoglobin indicate metabolic activity in this brain region. Using imaging (near-infrared spectroscopy) researchers observed changes in this area of the brain on those during and after acupuncture sessions. 

The research is summarized in the abstract: Effects of Acupuncture on Anxiety Levels and Prefrontal Cortex Activity Measured by Near-Infrared Spectroscopy: A Pilot Study

 

 

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