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Laser Medicine Research and Laser Acupuncture

Call for Papers

Basic research on integrative laser medicine and laser acupuncture has been successfully performed in many centers worldwide using a broad spectrum of innovative biomedical engineering methods. One of the main goals of this special issue is to collect manuscripts on this innovative topic. Using different kinds of laser stimulation, it is possible for the first time to quantify changes in biological activities caused by the stimulation technique. The issue should cover many aspects of laser photomedicine, such as laser acupuncture, interstitial and intra-articular laser therapy, medical laser therapy, intravenous laser therapy, transcranial laser therapy, photodynamic tumor therapy, and stem cell therapy.

This special issue concerning the latest developments and applications in medical laser technology is important not only for publication of basic animal research, but also of human experimental and clinical research. Fascinating scientific results could be obtained, which now have to be made available to the readers of the International Journal of Photoenergy. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic and clinical laser research in mainstream and integrative medicine
  • Development of innovative laser-related concepts for improving the state of health
  • New methods for integrative laser treatment
  • Interstitial and intra-articular laser therapy
  • Intravenous laser therapy
  • Photodynamic tumor therapy
  • Transcranial laser therapy
  • Basic research studies, animal experimental studies, reviews, and meta-analyses

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijp/lala/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 2 May 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 25 July 2014
Publication DateFriday, 19 September 2014

Lead Guest Editor

Guest Editors

  • Heidi Abrahamse, Laser Research Centre, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Lu Wang, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria