Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Biological Values of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Impact on the Life Science


Publishing date
25 Oct 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
07 Jun 2013

Lead Editor

1Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian, Yueyang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai, China

2Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY 14642, USA

3Institute for health research and policy, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

4School of Public Health, Queensland University of Technology, Victoria Park Road, Kelvin Grove, QLD 4059, Australia


Biological Values of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Impact on the Life Science

Description

As treasures of the traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine date back to more than 2,500 years and have achieved sound effects in the clinical practice. The effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbs are usually demonstrated by the biological regulations on physiological and pathological processes after prescriptions intake and stimulation on acupuncture points, which are inherent responses of the life and of great importance in the life science research.

The researches of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have obtained significant improvement with technical supports of life science in recent years. At the same time, the studies of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have in turn accelerated the development of biomedical science as well as understanding of life, which also influence the western medicine and make the combination of both forms of treatment become possible. For example, the achievements of sixty-year acupuncture anesthesia research and application have enriched the gate control theory of pain and clarified the underlying mechanism of endorphin release. The discovery of artemisinin (qinghaosu) originates from Chinese medicine, which is now a key antimalarial drug in the conventional medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine and western medicine have mutual influence on each other, which finally promotes the innovation of life science.

In order to deepen our knowledge of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, it is urgently needed to dig out the biological value of traditional Chinese medicine and integrate Chinese and western medicine, which may turn hypothesis to solid data-driven research and creative discovery of life science. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles and review articles in multidisciplinary and cross-cutting area, especially elucidating the impact of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on the life science research. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Substantial basis of acupuncture and Chinese herbs
  • Biological significance of Chinese medicine theory and its physiological phenomenon
  • Study on the potential biological targets of acupuncture and Chinese herbs
  • Effective model comparison between Chinese medicine and conventional medicine
  • Review of the role of acupuncture and Chinese herbs in the life science

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 593921
  • - Editorial

Biological Values of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine: Impact on the Life Science

Yong-Qing Yang | Chen Yan | ... | Xiang-Yu Hou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 360302
  • - Research Article

Microarray Analysis of mRNA and MicroRNA Expression Profile Reveals the Role of β-Sitosterol-D-glucoside in the Proliferation of Neural Stem Cell

Li-hua Jiang | Nian-yun Yang | ... | Da-xiang Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 763213
  • - Research Article

Exploring Potential Chemical Transformation by Chemical Profiling Approach for Rapidly Evaluating Chemical Consistency between Sun-Dried and Sulfur-Fumigated Radix Paeoniae Alba Using Ultraperformance Liquid Chromatography Coupled with Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry

Jida Zhang | Hao Cai | ... | Yongsheng Fan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 410793
  • - Review Article

Extracts of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F in the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systemic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials

Yafei Liu | Shenghao Tu | ... | Hui Dong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 137631
  • - Research Article

Electroacupuncture-Induced Neuroprotection against Cerebral Ischemia in Rats: Role of the Dopamine D2 Receptor

Ming-Shu Xu | Shu-Jing Zhang | ... | Lin-Bao Ge
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 608026
  • - Review Article

The Research of Acupuncture Effective Biomolecules: Retrospect and Prospect

Yu Wang | Lei-Miao Yin | ... | Yong-Qing Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 795365
  • - Research Article

Postischemic Long-Term Treatment with Qiangli Tianma Duzhong Capsule Improves Brain Functional Recovery via the Improvement of Hemorrheology and the Inhibition of Platelet Aggregation in a Rat Model of Focal Cerebral Ischemia

Li-Zhi Hong | Wei-wei Gu | ... | Hui-Ling Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 261217
  • - Research Article

The Effects of Acupuncture on Bladder Interstitial Cells of Cajal Excitability in Rats with Overactive Bladder

Qi-fan Feng | Yuen-hao Hou | ... | Yue-lai Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 158352
  • - Review Article

Acupuncture and Moxibustion for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Jun Ji | Yuan Lu | ... | Huangan Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 890579
  • - Research Article

Gene Expression Profiles at Moxibustioned Site (ST36): A Microarray Analysis

Hai-Yan Yin | Yong Tang | ... | Shu-Guang Yu
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