Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Role and Mechanism of Electroacupuncture for Neurological Diseases 2021


Publishing date
01 Jan 2022
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
10 Sep 2021

Lead Editor

1Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China

2Wayne State University, Detroit, USA

3Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

4Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou, China

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The Role and Mechanism of Electroacupuncture for Neurological Diseases 2021

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

We are facing the impact of an aging population on a global scale. Neurological diseases are among the most complex and challenging pathologies in this era. Therapeutic methods for these diseases include medication and non-medication therapies. Regrettably, there are few reliable and effective therapies for most neurological diseases.

Accumulating evidence has demonstrated that EA, a technique that integrates electrical stimulation and acupuncture, could exert beneficial effects on cerebral vascular diseases. Moreover, it has positive effects in fighting against neurodegenerative diseases, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and tumors of the central nervous system. However, the concrete mechanism of EA treatment for neurological diseases still remains unclear. Thus, a better illumination of the molecular mechanisms involved in EA treatment for such diseases can have a crucial impact on exploring novel and effective targets.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collate original research and review articles on this topic. We also welcome clinical studies studying the mechanisms of various novel therapies for neurological diseases. In this Special Issue, we focus on the role and mechanisms of electroacupuncture (EA) for neurological diseases to provide evidence that EA might be a promising therapeutic method for such diseases.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Molecular mechanisms of EA for cerebral vascular diseases therapy
  • Molecular mechanisms of EA treatment for neurodegenerative diseases therapy
  • Molecular mechanisms of EA treatment for brain tumours
  • Molecular mechanisms of EA treatment for brain injury
  • Molecular mechanisms of EA treatment for spinal cord injury
  • Molecular mechanisms of complementary and alternative medicine interventions for stroke (e.g., massage, cupping, chinese medicine herbs, etc.)
  • Molecular mechanisms of rehabilitation medicine interventions for stroke (e.g., transcranial electric stimulation (TES), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), etc.)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3849441
  • - Research Article

Electroacupuncture Attenuates Learning and Memory Impairment via PI3K/Akt Pathway in an Amyloid β25-35-Induced Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model

Si-Mai Shao | Kyung Hye Park | ... | Li Hao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3311250
  • - Research Article

Inhibition of PDE10A-Rescued TBI-Induced Neuroinflammation and Apoptosis through the cAMP/PKA/NLRP3 Pathway

Jin Huang | Dang Tang | ... | Hai Song
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9199856
  • - Research Article

Triage Nurse-Activated Emergency Evaluation Reduced Door-to-Needle Time in Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients Treated with Intravenous Thrombolysis

Xiao Liang | Wenhui Gao | ... | Sijie Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 8550307
  • - Research Article

miR-96-5p Induces Orbital Fibroblasts Differentiation by Targeting Smad7 and Promotes the Development of Thyroid-Associated Ophthalmopathy

Jianshu Kang | Yunqin Li | ... | Hong Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 7710374
  • - Research Article

Prevalence and Risk Factors Comparison of Anterior and Posterior Intracranial Arterial Stenosis

Yan Zhao | Beibei Liu | ... | Xianghua Fang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 3747285
  • - Research Article

Systematic Understanding of Mechanism of Danggui Shaoyao San against Ischemic Stroke Using a Network Pharmacology Approach

Sijie Li | Yong Yang | ... | Changhong Ren
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 6510383
  • - Research Article

Transcranial Ultrasound Stimulation of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex Reduces Neuropathic Pain in Mice

Xiangjun Feng | Lili Niu | ... | Lijuan Ao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5671998
  • - Research Article

Effect of Specific Acupuncture Therapy Combined with Rehabilitation Training on Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Feng Xiong | Jingkang Lu | ... | Wei Quan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 4358163
  • - Research Article

Protective Effect of NGR1 against Glutamate-Induced Cytotoxicity in HT22 Hippocampal Neuronal Cells by Upregulating the SIRT1/Wnt/β-Catenin Pathway

Dong Wang | Bibo Gao | ... | Wen Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 7219293
  • - Review Article

A Meta-Analysis: Whether Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Improves Dysfunction Caused by Stroke with Lower Limb Spasticity

Yu Liu | Hong Li | ... | Jiang Ma
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