Acupuncture Modulation of Neural Transmitters/Modulators.- Cellular Mechanisms In Acupuncture Points And Effected Sites.- Function Of Collagen And Mast Cells In Acupuncture Points.- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging In Basic Acupuncture Research.- Chemical And Physical Characteristics Of Moxibustion.- Acupuncture And Epilepsy.- Acupuncture Treatment For Parkinson's Disease.- Can Acupuncture Treat Alzheimer's Disease And Other Neurodegenerative Disorders?.- Acupuncture Therapy For Vascular Cognitive Impairment.- Acupuncture And Moxibustion For Anti-Aging.- The Development And Progression Of Auricular Acupuncture As A Treatment For Anxiety And Pain.- Abdominal Acupuncture For Nerve Root Cervical Spondylosis.- Electroacupuncture Regulation Of Central Monoamine Transmitters In Ischemia-Reperfusion.- Protective Effect Of Acupuncture On Myocardium.- Acupuncture's Role In Cardiovascular Homeostasis.- Acupuncture In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome_Potential And Challenge.- Auricular Acupuncture For Pain And Inflammation.- Glial-Neuronal Interactions In Electroacupuncture Analgesia.- Meridian-Viscera Correlationship.- Theory And Methodology Of Evidence-Based Medicine In Acupuncture Research.- Chinese Medicine As A Model Of System Biology - Diagnosis As The Foundation Of Acupoint Selection.- Modernization Of Acupuncture Using High-Tech Methods -Teleacupuncture Bridges Science And Practice.- Future Research In Acupuncture - Better Design And Analysis For Novel And Valid Findings.
Written by over 60 scientists and clincicians from the United States, mainland China, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Portugal and Hong Kong, Current Research in Acupuncture discusses recent advances in acupuncture research in a modern scientific language. The first 5 chapters investigate the basic mechanisms of acupuncture. Later chapters explore topics including acupuncture treatment and potential mechanisms for epilepsy, Parkinson's diseases, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, vascular cognitive impairment, aging, anxiety, polycystic ovary syndrome, pain, nerve root cervical spondylosis, stroke, imflamation, myocardial ischemia and other cardiovascular diseases. Following the translational and clinical discussions, 4 chapters present new prospects for acupuncture theories and applications. The final chapter comments on the pitfalls and problems of the previous studies and suggests direction for future research towards in-depth understanding of acupuncture, along with better application of acupuncture in modern medicine. Each chapter is written by one or more experts in the field. This unique book provides a broad perspective on the principles of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. The laboratory and clinical investigations of various acupoints and optimal conditions provide unique clues to acupuncturists for improved clinical efficacy. For a medical student, this book is a modern course in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially acupuncture.
Ying Xia, the chief editor, is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas, USA. Guanghong Ding is Professor in the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science at Fudan University and Director of Shanghai Research Center for Acupuncture and Meridians, Shanghai, China. Gen-Cheng Wu is Professor of Neurobiology; Chairman, Department of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology; Director, Institute of Acupuncture Research; and Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, at Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
Contains information on recent advances in Acupuncture Research from all over the world
Ideal for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists alike
Combines basic and clinical knowledge of acupuncture and explores the molecular and neurobiological mechanisms that underlie it