Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture Effect and Omics Studies


Publishing date
14 Feb 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Oct 2013

Lead Editor

1Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, 23 Meishuguanhou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China

2College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, Sichuan 610075, China

3Graduate Institute of Acupuncture Science, China Medical University, Taichung 40402, Taiwan

4HanseMerkur Center for Traditional Chinese Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Haus Ost 55, UKE Campus, Martinistrasse 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany

5Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, 5021 Bergen, Norway

6State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, Beijing 100850, China


Acupuncture Effect and Omics Studies

Description

Acupuncture makes an important contribution to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and patients report that it is effective in relieving many symptoms of disease. Scientific evidence of its effectiveness is increasing, and it is receiving increasing acceptance in Western countries.

The efficacy of acupuncture in the regulation of critical functional genes has been reported in the treatment of diseases. Recent studies have shown that the therapeutic effects of acupuncture involve various cellular protein factors or signal transduction pathways which are associated with inflammatory responses, redox regulation, and apoptosis. Some selected molecular markers and subjective parameters have been used to interpret the mechanisms of this therapy; however, many of the mechanisms underlying acupuncture remain obscure.

In recent years, the omic technologies including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics/metabonomics, and brain connectomics have been extensively used in acupuncture studies. With these techniques, it seems possible that the holistic and personalized TCM and the postgenomic Western medicine, which is striving for greater personalisation and holistic and preemptive approaches, have finally found a common ground. Studies using “omics” and systems biology approaches should be particularly helpful for generating new hypotheses on mechanisms for the effects of acupuncture.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate continuing efforts to understand the physiological mechanisms of acupuncture in various diseases using “omics” approaches. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Physiological and biophysical basis of the efficacy of acupuncture treatment
  • Application of “omics” approaches and systems biology in acupuncture research
  • Changes and connection of brain regions in response to acupuncture stimulations using brain connectomics
  • Investigations of high-throughput analysis technologies for acupuncture
  • Recent advances in acupuncture effect and omics studies

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/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/ecam/omic/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 464206
  • - Editorial

Acupuncture Effect and Omics Studies

Cun-Zhi Liu | Fan-Rong Liang | ... | Li Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 431580
  • - Research Article

Neuroprotective Effects of Different Modalities of Acupuncture on Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

Song-he Jiang | Wen-zhan Tu | ... | Wei-jing Liao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 485043
  • - Research Article

Electroacupuncture Reduces Hyperalgesia after Injections of Acidic Saline in Rats

Leonardo Yung dos Santos Maciel | Kamilla Mayara Lucas da Cruz | ... | Josimari Melo DeSantana
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 626127
  • - Review Article

Low Level Laser Therapy for the Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers: A Critical Survey

Kathrin H. Beckmann | Gesa Meyer-Hamme | Sven Schröder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 279478
  • - Review Article

Acupuncture for Essential Hypertension: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Sham-Controlled Clinical Trials

Dong-Ze Li | Yu Zhou | ... | Lixing Lao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 739708
  • - Review Article

The Holistic Effects of Acupuncture Treatment

Jing-Wen Yang | Qian-Qian Li | ... | Cun-Zhi Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 568429
  • - Review Article

Connectomics: A New Direction in Research to Understand the Mechanism of Acupuncture

Ruirui Sun | Yue Yang | ... | Fang Zeng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 975769
  • - Research Article

Influence of Acupuncture Stimulation on Cerebral Network in Functional Diarrhea

Siyuan Zhou | Fang Zeng | ... | Ying Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 678390
  • - Research Article

Effects of Acupuncture on CCL2 and CXCL8 Expression and the Subset of uNK Cells in Rats with Embryo Implantation Failure

Weina Gao | Xiao Tang | ... | Guangying Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 584179
  • - Research Article

Electroacupuncture Regulates Apoptosis/Proliferation of Intramuscular Interstitial Cells of Cajal and Restores Colonic Motility in Diabetic Constipation Rats

Juanjuan Xu | Yan Chen | ... | Xiaohua Hou
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