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Acupoint Sensitization, Acupuncture Analgesia, Acupuncture on Visceral Functional Disorders, and Its Mechanism


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1China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

2The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

3Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

4Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA


Acupoint Sensitization, Acupuncture Analgesia, Acupuncture on Visceral Functional Disorders, and Its Mechanism

Description

Acupoint sensitization is a new recognition in the recent years, indicating the enhanced responsiveness of the acupoint to diseases and regulation of visceral functions in the pathological state. Acupuncture analgesia or pain relieving has been verified to have very good efficacy both in basic and in clinic study. And the mechanism refers to afferents fibers activated by acupuncture, spinal gate control, brain stem descending regulation and diffuse noxious inhibitory controls, and various neurotransmitters. However, clinical trial is challenged by placebo or sham setting. And recent studies address the adenosine which takes an important role in acupuncture analgesia. Besides visceral pain, acupuncture modulates visceral functions as in gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems, via regulation of the autonomic nervous system homotopically or heterotopically. Single acupoint and acupoint combination are both used in clinic. Whether the effect of acupoint combination is better than single acupoint or how to select acupoints for combination are still in question. Acupuncture has both universal and specific effect based on stimulation intensity, and how to utilize it well and to the best under different conditions is worth thinking. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles on acupoint sensitization, acupuncture analgesia and anti-inflammation, and modulation of visceral functional disorders. Clinical studies as volunteer trials and clinical observation or RCT test on patients with related diseases are highly recommended.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Human and animal studies on:
    • Acupoints sensitization
    • Acupuncture analgesia and anti-inflammation
    • Acupuncture for visceral modulation in gastrointestinal or cardiovascular systems
    • Acupuncture for modulation of brain function
    • Acupoint combination in treatment of insomnia and gastrointestinal disorders
    • Universal and specific effect of acupuncture based on stimulation intensity

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 171759
  • - Editorial

Acupoint Sensitization, Acupuncture Analgesia, Acupuncture on Visceral Functional Disorders, and Its Mechanism

Xiaochun Yu | Bing Zhu | ... | Xinyan Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 904926
  • - Research Article

Acupuncture for Functional Dyspepsia: A Single Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Yulian Jin | Qing Zhao | ... | Bing Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 238790
  • - Research Article

Influences of Deqi on Immediate Analgesia Effect of Needling SP6 (Sanyinjiao) in Patients with Primary Dysmenorrhea in Cold and Dampness Stagnation Pattern: Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial

Yu-qi Liu | Peng Zhang | ... | Jiang Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 310591
  • - Research Article

Discovery of Acupoints and Combinations with Potential to Treat Vascular Dementia: A Data Mining Analysis

Shuwei Feng | Yulan Ren | ... | Fanrong Liang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 157897
  • - Research Article

Effects of Deep Electroacupuncture Stimulation at “Huantiao” (GB 30) on Expression of Apoptosis-Related Factors in Rats with Acute Sciatic Nerve Injury

Lili Dai | Yanjing Han | ... | Ye Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 871327
  • - Review Article

Eye Acupuncture Treatment for Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Zeng-Hua Bai | Zhi-Xing Zhang | ... | Ran Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 671242
  • - Review Article

Analysis and Thoughts about the Negative Results of International Clinical Trials on Acupuncture

Wei-hong Liu | Yang Hao | ... | Wan-ning Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 642081
  • - Research Article

Regulation of Neurotrophin-3 and Interleukin-1 and Inhibition of Spinal Glial Activation Contribute to the Analgesic Effect of Electroacupuncture in Chronic Neuropathic Pain States of Rats

Wenzhan Tu | Wansheng Wang | ... | Songhe Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 641286
  • - Research Article

Effect of Repeated Electroacupuncture Intervention on Hippocampal ERK and p38MAPK Signaling in Neuropathic Pain Rats

Jun-ying Wang | Shu-ping Chen | ... | Jun-ling Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 320701
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Acupuncture in Children with Nocturnal Enuresis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Zheng-tao Lv | Wen Song | ... | Man Li
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