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 292475
  • - Research Article

Laser-Induced Evoked Potentials in the Brain after Nonperceptible Optical Stimulation at the Neiguan Acupoint: A Preliminary Report

Gerhard Litscher | Guenther Bauernfeind | ... | Christa Neuper
  • 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 916085
  • - Research Article

Sino-European Transcontinental Basic and Clinical High-Tech Acupuncture Studies—Part 2: Acute Stimulation Effects on Heart Rate and Its Variability in Patients with Insomnia

Gerhard Litscher | Guangyu Cheng | ... | Haixue Kuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 817378
  • - Research Article

Sino-European Transcontinental Basic and Clinical High-Tech Acupuncture Studies—Part 1: Auricular Acupuncture Increases Heart Rate Variability in Anesthetized Rats

Xin-Yan Gao | Kun Liu | ... | Gerhard Litscher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 626395
  • - Research Article

An Innovative High-Tech Acupuncture Product: SXDZ-100 Nerve Muscle Stimulator, Its Theoretical Basis, Design, and Application

Xinyan Gao | Peijing Rong | ... | Bing Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 615476
  • - Review Article

Auricular Acupuncture May Suppress Epileptic Seizures via Activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System: A Hypothesis Based on Innovative Methods

Wei He | Pei-Jing Rong | ... | Gerhard Litscher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 727121
  • - Research Article

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation on the PC-5 and PC-6 Points Alleviated Hypotension after Epidural Anaesthesia, Depending on the Stimulus Frequency

Young-Chang P. Arai | Akihiro Ito | ... | Takahiro Ushida
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