Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Laser Medicine


Publishing date
20 Jul 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
02 Mar 2012

1Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

2China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China


High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Laser Medicine

Description

Acupuncture has been used for medical treatment for thousands of years. A large number of empirical data are available but the technical quantification of effects was not possible up to now. Using electroacupuncture, needle, or laser stimulation and modern biomedical techniques, it was possible for the first time to quantify changes in biological activities caused by acupuncture.

This special issue focuses on the latest innovative aspects that underline the further enhancement and development of acupuncture. Special emphasis is given to new methodological and technical investigations, for example, results obtained from all kinds of acupuncture innovations (e.g., teleacupuncture) and integrative laser medicine.

We welcome papers reporting the results of “high-tech acupuncture” and those exploring laser acupuncture and integrative laser medicine in general. Studies concerning bioengineering assessment of acupuncture based on modern technology are especially welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Modernization of acupuncture (evidence-based medicine, integrative laser medicine)
  • High-tech acupuncture
  • Development of innovative acupuncture stimulation methods (needle, laser, and electroacupuncture)
  • Methods for the quantification of peripheral and central effects of acupuncture
  • Scientific evaluation of complementary medical methods (acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, and laser therapy)
  • Computer-controlled acupuncture
  • Teleacupuncture
  • Laser needle acupuncture
  • Red- and infrared laser stimulation
  • Violet laser acupuncture
  • Biomedical assessment of acupuncture

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/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 363467
  • - Editorial

High-Tech Acupuncture and Integrative Laser Medicine

Gerhard Litscher | Xin-Yan Gao | ... | Bing Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 973712
  • - Research Article

Longitudinal Anti-Müllerian Hormone in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: An Acupuncture Randomized Clinical Trial

Jason Franasiak | Steven L. Young | ... | Lisa M. Pastore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 875284
  • - Review Article

How to Design the Control Group in Randomized Controlled Trials of Acupuncture?

Jaung-Geng Lin | Chao-Hsun Chen | ... | Yi-Hung Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 583016
  • - Research Article

Local and Systemic Cardiovascular Effects from Monochromatic Infrared Therapy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study

Ru-Lan Hsieh | Wei-Cheng Liao | Wen-Chung Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 513638
  • - Review Article

Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture on Blood Flow in Humans with Ultrasound Color Doppler Imaging

Shin Takayama | Masashi Watanabe | ... | Nobuo Yaegashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 426829
  • - Review Article

Development and Clinical Application of a Precise Temperature-Control Device as an Alternate for Conventional Moxibustion Therapy

Shin Takayama | Shigeru Takashima | ... | Shigenao Maruyama
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 168393
  • - Research Article

Temperature and Safety Profiles of Needle-Warming Techniques in Acupuncture and Moxibustion

X. Y. Gao | C. Y. Chong | ... | B. Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 268237
  • - Research Article

Mathematical Reflections on Acupoint Combinations in the Traditional Meridian Systems

Sven Schroeder | Susanne Epplée | ... | Weiguo Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 932414
  • - Research Article

Role of AC-cAMP-PKA Cascade in Antidepressant Action of Electroacupuncture Treatment in Rats

Jian-hua Liu | Zhi-feng Wu | ... | Wen-bin Fu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 951928
  • - Research Article

System Identification Algorithm Analysis of Acupuncture Effect on Mean Blood Flux of Contralateral Hegu Acupoint

Guangjun Wang | Jianguo Han | ... | Weibo Zhang
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