Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Auricular Acupuncture


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1Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

2China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China


Auricular Acupuncture

Description

Auricular acupuncture is a method which has been successfully used in various fields of medicine, especially in the treatment of pain relief and visceral regulation. Evidence-based results of this method are of special importance. The introduction of lasers, especially low level lasers, into medicine brought, besides the already existing stimulation with needles and electricity, an additional technique to auricular acupuncture.

This special issue should focus on the historical background and the development as well as the anatomical and neurological aspects of auricular acupuncture in general and auricular manual needle, electro- and laser acupuncture in detail.

Scientific findings on auricular acupuncture with needles, electro/transcutaneous electrical stimulation, and laser acupuncture should be described in detail and discussed critically in this special issue.

We welcome papers reporting the results of all kinds of auricular stimulation (animal investigation studies, and human experimental and clinical studies). Studies concerning bioengineering assessment of auricular acupuncture based on modern technology are also especially welcome.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Manual auricular acupuncture
  • Electroacupuncture on the ear
  • Laser stimulation at the ear
  • Other auricular stimulation methods, e.g., vibration stimulation
  • Modernization of auricular acupuncture (evidence-based medicine, integrative medicine)
  • Development of innovative auricular stimulation methods
  • Methods for the quantification of peripheral and central effects of auricular acupuncture
  • Scientific evaluation of complementary medical methods (auricular acupuncture and laser therapy)
  • Auricular global standardization

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 4231260
  • - Editorial

Auricular Acupuncture

Gerhard Litscher | Pei-Jing Rong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5928758
  • - Research Article

Functional Connectivity Modulation by Acupuncture in Patients with Bell’s Palsy

Yunpeng Bian | Xiaoxuan He | ... | Bensheng Qiu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2806424
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Advantages and Disadvantages of the Location Methods of International Auricular Acupuncture Points

Pei-Jing Rong | Jing-Jun Zhao | ... | Li-Qun Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 495684
  • - Review Article

The History, Mechanism, and Clinical Application of Auricular Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Pu-Wei Hou | Hsin-Cheng Hsu | ... | Ching-Liang Hsieh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 578972
  • - Research Article

Comparison of Body, Auricular, and Abdominal Acupuncture Treatments for Insomnia Differentiated as Internal Harassment of Phlegm-Heat Syndrome: An Orthogonal Design

Yue Jiao | Ying Han | ... | Wei-wei Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 593196
  • - Research Article

Effect of Auricular Acupressure on Uremic Pruritus in Patients Receiving Hemodialysis Treatment: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Cui-na Yan | Wei-guo Yao | ... | Gui-zhen Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 430143
  • - Research Article

Role of Auriculotherapy in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders with Anxiety in University Students

Denise Hollanda Iunes | Érika de Cássia Lopes Chaves | ... | Emília Campos de Carvalho
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CiteScore2.900
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