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

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 612545
  • - Research Article

Exploration of New Electroacupuncture Needle Material

Sanghun Lee | Gwang-Ho Choi | ... | Yeon-Hee Ryu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 106762
  • - Research Article

Heterogeneity of Skin Surface Oxygen Level of Wrist in Relation to Acupuncture Point

Minyoung Hong | Sarah S. Park | ... | Youngmi Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 153480
  • - Research Article

Sino-European Transcontinental Basic and Clinical High-Tech Acupuncture Studies—Part 4: “Fire of Life” Analysis of Heart Rate Variability during Acupuncture in Clinical Studies

Gerhard Litscher | Lin-Peng Wang | ... | Xiao-Min Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 614210
  • - Research Article

Thermographical Measuring of the Skin Temperature Using Laser Needle Acupuncture in Preterm Neonates

Wolfgang Raith | Gerhard Litscher | ... | Berndt Urlesberger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 490292
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Scraping Therapy on Local Temperature and Blood Perfusion Volume in Healthy Subjects

Qin-Yan Xu | Jin-Sheng Yang | ... | Xin-Yan Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 583479
  • - Research Article

NMDA Receptors of Gastric-Projecting Neurons in the Dorsal Motor Nucleus of the Vagus Mediate the Regulation of Gastric Emptying by EA at Weishu (BL21)

Xin Zhang | Bin Cheng | ... | Haifa Qiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 697096
  • - Research Article

Technical Parameters for Laser Acupuncture to Elicit Peripheral and Central Effects: State-of-the-Art and Short Guidelines Based on Results from the Medical University of Graz, the German Academy of Acupuncture, and the Scientific Literature

Gerhard Litscher | Gerhard Opitz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 402590
  • - Research Article

Sino-European Transcontinental Basic and Clinical High-Tech Acupuncture Studies—Part 3: Violet Laser Stimulation in Anesthetized Rats

Xin-Yan Gao | Gerhard Litscher | ... | Bing Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 145904
  • - Research Article

Biomedical Teleacupuncture between China and Austria Using Heart Rate Variability—Part 2: Patients with Depression

Gerhard Litscher | Guangyu Cheng | ... | Haixue Kuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 943198
  • - Research Article

Manual and Electroacupuncture for Labour Pain: Study Design of a Longitudinal Randomized Controlled Trial

Linda Vixner | Lena B. Mårtensson | ... | Erica Schytt
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