Current Research in Acupuncture by Jianfeng Liang, Ying Xia (auth.), Ying Xia, Guanghong Ding,

By Jianfeng Liang, Ying Xia (auth.), Ying Xia, Guanghong Ding, Gen-Cheng Wu (eds.)

Written by way of over 60 scientists and clincicians from the U.S., mainland China, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Portugal and Hong Kong, Current learn in Acupuncture discusses contemporary advances in acupuncture study in a contemporary medical language. the 1st five chapters examine the fundamental mechanisms of acupuncture. Later chapters discover issues together with acupuncture therapy and power mechanisms for epilepsy, Parkinson’s illnesses, neurodegenerative issues comparable to Alzheimer’s disorder, vascular cognitive impairment, getting older, nervousness, polycystic ovary syndrome, discomfort, nerve root cervical spondylosis, stroke, imflamation, myocardial ischemia and different cardiovascular ailments. Following the translational and medical discussions, four chapters current new clients for acupuncture theories and purposes. the ultimate bankruptcy reviews at the pitfalls and difficulties of the former reviews and indicates path for destiny study in the direction of in-depth figuring out of acupuncture, in addition to larger software of acupuncture in glossy medication. each one bankruptcy is written via a number of specialists within the box. This certain publication offers a large viewpoint at the ideas of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. The laboratory and medical investigations of varied acupoints and optimum stipulations supply distinct clues to acupuncturists for superior scientific efficacy. For a clinical pupil, this e-book is a contemporary path in historical conventional chinese language medication, specially acupuncture.

Ying Xia, the leader editor,is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the dep. of Neurosurgery on the college of Texas scientific tuition in Houston, Texas, united states. Guanghong Ding is Professor within the division of Mechanics and Engineering technological know-how at Fudan collage and Director of Shanghai learn middle for Acupuncture and Meridians, Shanghai, China. Gen-Cheng Wu is Professor of Neurobiology; Chairman, division of Integrative medication and Neurobiology; Director, Institute of Acupuncture examine; and Director, WHO participating middle for normal drugs, at Shanghai scientific collage of Fudan collage, Shanghai, China.

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However, it is unclear in this study if there is any causal connection between the increased level of substance P and decreased level of glutamate. Several studies have illustrated the algogenic effects of substance P and acupunctureinduced inhibition of substance P. Yang et al. (2009a) showed that acupuncture pretreatment suppresses the score of visceral traction pain, and the mechanism involved is through an increase in the amounts of leucine-enkephalin and reduction in the levels of substance P and AChE.

2008b) Lu et al. 11 Effect of acupuncture on nitric oxide (NO) Frequency Acupuncture Acupoints (Hz) Disease states 28 J. Liang and Y. Xia 1 Acupuncture Modulation of Neural Transmitters/Modulators 29 to believe without doubt that acupuncture, both MA and EA, can modulate sundry neurotransmitters/modulators in terms of their synthesis, release, and uptake as well as the activity of their receptors. In fact, this may not surprise those who have modern biomedical knowledge since acupuncture needles at acupoints can generate neural signals at local tissues that are transmitted to the CNS via nervous network in the body (Xia et al.

Journal of Practical Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine 21(8): 23 (in Chinese) Li M, Wang H, Cheng Z (2007b) Effect of electroacupuncture of Neiguan point on autonomic nerve, SP and NOS in AMI rats. China Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacy 22(8): 543–546 (in Chinese with English abstract) Li Y, Zhuang L, Lai X (2007c) Effects of electroacupuncture on plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide and substance P in perennial allergic rhinitis patients. Acupuncture Research 32(2): 136–138 (in Chinese with English abstract) Li Z, Yi S (2008) Study progress in the relationship between brain gut peptide and acupuncture analgesia.

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