Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Deqi Sensation in Different Kinds of Acupuncture 2014


Publishing date
14 Nov 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Jun 2014

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

2Stronach Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria

3College of Acupuncture and Massage, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sichuan Province, Chengdu 610075, China

4Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129, USA

5School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, 10 Xitoutiao, Youanmen, Beijing, China

6TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria


Deqi Sensation in Different Kinds of Acupuncture 2014

Description

Acupuncture stimulation elicits Deqi, a composite of unique sensations that is essential for clinical efficacy according to traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years, clinical trials of acupuncture have paid increasing attention to the evocation of Deqi. The physiological mechanism that produces the effect of Deqi has also been explored in several studies but is not well understood. Preliminary findings suggest that Deqi may be an important phenomenon to measure in clinical studies of acupuncture so that its effects on clinical and biological outcomes should be further elucidated. However, few investigators have made explicit efforts to show how to measure Deqi from both the patient and the acupuncturer's perspective and to examine the relationship between Deqi and therapeutic effect. Deqi should be taken into account in clinical trials, and more researches are required to understand the underlying mechanisms.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the physiological mechanism that produces Deqi. We are particularly interested in articles describing the clinical characterization of the Deqi, qualitative and quantitative measurements of Deqi, imaging study on physiological mechanism that produces the effect of Deqi, new insights into physiological mechanism using animal models, and current concepts in Deqi and acupuncture. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Characterization of the Deqi during acupuncture treatment
  • Qualitative and quantitative measurements of Deqi
  • Neuroimaging studies on the interaction between Deqi and acupuncture
  • Physiological mechanism that produces the effect of Deqi
  • Recent advances in Deqi and acupuncture effects
  • Deqi in manual, electro-, laser-, and other types of acupuncture
  • Clinical research of Deqi sensation

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/deqi14/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 306138
  • - Editorial

Deqi Sensation in Different Kinds of Acupuncture 2014

Cun-Zhi Liu | Gerhard Litscher | ... | Lu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 684708
  • - Research Article

A Survey of the Practice and Perspectives of Chinese Acupuncturists on Deqi

Yu-lan Ren | Tai-pin Guo | ... | Fan-rong Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 752194
  • - Review Article

Application of Acupoints and Meridians for the Treatment of Primary Dysmenorrhea: A Data Mining-Based Literature Study

Siyi Yu | Jie Yang | ... | Youping Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 380615
  • - Review Article

Gray Matter Volumes in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Le-wei Tang | Hui Zheng | ... | Xi Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 914878
  • - Research Article

De Qi, a Threshold of the Stimulus Intensity, Elicits the Specific Response of Acupoints and Intrinsic Change of Human Brain to Acupuncture

Dai-Shi Tian | Jin Xiong | ... | Wei Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 673239
  • - Research Article

Somatosensory Nerve Fibers Mediated Generation of De-qi in Manual Acupuncture and Local Moxibustion-Like Stimuli-Modulated Gastric Motility in Rats

Yang-Shuai Su | Zhao-Kun Yang | ... | Bing Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 263489
  • - Research Article

Electroacupuncture at PC6 or ST36 Influences the Effect of Tacrine on the Motility of Esophagus

Chi Wang | Xin Chen | Peng-Yan Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 329746
  • - Research Article

Can Tongue Acupuncture Enhance Body Acupuncture? First Results from Heart Rate Variability and Clinical Scores in Patients with Depression

Xian Shi | Huan Wang | ... | Gerhard Litscher
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 Journal metrics
Acceptance rate28%
Submission to final decision80 days
Acceptance to publication46 days
CiteScore2.010
Impact Factor1.984
 Submit

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly and safely as possible. Any author submitting a COVID-19 paper should notify us at help@hindawi.com to ensure their research is fast-tracked and made available on a preprint server as soon as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted articles related to COVID-19.