Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Autonomic Disorders


Publishing date
15 May 2015
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Dec 2014

Lead Editor

1Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

2University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil

3Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan

4Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston, USA


Traditional Chinese Medicine and Autonomic Disorders

Description

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) consists mainly of acupuncture, moxibustion, qigong, and herbal medicine. For thousands of years, TCM has been widely used in Asian countries. In recent years, several TCM techniques have been adopted in Western countries, where modified acupuncture-derived manipulations have developed, such as laser acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, and microsystem acupuncture. Nowadays, TCM has often been used as complementary treatment for diseases and conditions that do not respond satisfactorily to conventional medicine. Many such conditions are autonomic in origin. Autonomic disorders are frequently difficult to treat, because these are caused by chronic imbalance of vegetative organs as well as autonomic areas in the central nervous systems. Recent studies indicate that TCM can be effective for treating autonomic disorders, including digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular conditions, and even sexual dysfunction.

To gather the most up-to-date evidence concerning the effective use of TCM for the treatment of autonomic disorders, we invite authors to submit original and review articles pertaining to this very important field. Both basic and evidence-based clinical research covering TCM applied for treatment of autonomic disorders are invited.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic neurophysiological, neurochemical, and endocrinological bases of TCM for modulation of autonomic function, including peripheral and central nervous systems
  • Endocrinological mechanisms of clinical effects induced by TCM
  • Effective combination of multiple TCM modalities for autonomic disorders
  • Pharmacological evidence of traditional Asian herbal medicine (e.g., Kampo) for the treatment of autonomic disorders
  • Comparison of TCM and conventional medicine for the treatment of autonomic disorders
  • Combination of TCM and conventional medicine for the treatment of autonomic disorders
  • Effective use of laser acupuncture, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, and microsystem acupuncture on autonomic disorders

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 429181
  • - Editorial

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Autonomic Disorders

Kazuo Toda | Jorge L. Zeredo | ... | Vitaly Napadow
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 301640
  • - Research Article

Huqi San-Evoked Rat Colonic Anion Secretion through Increasing CFTR Expression

Xiaowei Xue | Zhengming Shi | ... | Jingdong Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 973930
  • - Research Article

Serum Pharmacochemistry Analysis Using UPLC-Q-TOF/MS after Oral Administration to Rats of Shenfu Decoction

Jia-le He | Jia-wei Zhao | ... | Yue Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 948376
  • - Research Article

Swertianlarin, an Herbal Agent Derived from Swertia mussotii Franch, Attenuates Liver Injury, Inflammation, and Cholestasis in Common Bile Duct-Ligated Rats

Liangjun Zhang | Ying Cheng | ... | Jin Chai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 392405
  • - Research Article

Si Shen Wan Regulates Phospholipase C-1 and PI3K/Akt Signal in Colonic Mucosa from Rats with Colitis

Duan-yong Liu | Rong Xu | ... | Hai-mei Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 158361
  • - Research Article

Zuogui Jiangtang Jieyu Formulation Prevents Hyperglycaemia and Depressive-Like Behaviour in Rats by Reducing the Glucocorticoid Level in Plasma and Hippocampus

YuHong Wang | Hui Yang | ... | Yuansheng Tan
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