A new study published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging shows the neurophysiological effects of acupuncture using MRI technology. The researchers conclude that, “The current study demonstrates that acupuncture at different acupoints could exert different modulatory effects on RSNs. Our findings help to understand the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying acupuncture specificity.”The ability to explore the centrally mediated effects of acupuncture using functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) brain imaging techniques takes advantage of an opportunity that Chinese doctors from the past could never have imagined. The fundamental physical processes that we are only now beginning to observe in medical research laboratories. The availability of the technology developed for brain imaging in the neurosciences (Cho et al., 1976; Cho et al., 2002; Toga and Mazziotta, 2000) will resolve the scientific proof of Acupuncture.