Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Biophysical and Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Moxibustion


Publishing date
18 Jul 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
28 Feb 2014

1College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China

2The University Of Hong Kong, School Of Chinese Medicine, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China

3Department of Family and Community Medicine, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, USA


Biophysical and Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Description

In China, acupuncture and moxibustion have been used for a long time in treating diseases and have attracted tremendous public interest. Moxibustion is often used in conjunction with acupuncture as a thermal stimulation on specific acupoints. Recent advances in characteristics of meridians and acupoints, such as the optical and thermal characteristics of acupoints in different physiological and pathological conditions, have introduced new knowledge and understanding of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Laser, which generates extremely pure light of single wavelengths, can be used to stimulate acupoints acting as “photonic” acupuncture or “photonic” moxibustion and is widely used today. Up to now, there isn’t sufficient research on its efficacy and mechanisms of action. Knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of meridians and acupoints, as well as clinical efficacy and safety of laser acupuncture and moxibustion, will lead to the development of acupuncture.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles on high-quality research in this field. These works could be from different research areas, including characteristics of meridians and acupoints, thermal characteristics research of meridians and acupoints, and thermal characteristics of moxibustion, as well as clinical efficacy and safety of laser acupuncture-moxibustion. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Biophysical characteristics of acupoints and meridians at physiological and pathological status
  • Biophysical (electrical, optical, and thermal) characteristics of acupuncture and moxibustion
  • Clinical efficacy, safety, and mechanism of moxibustion
  • Clinical efficacy, safety, and mechanism of laser acupuncture-moxibustion and other stimulations of moxibustion

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/moxib/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 518138
  • - Editorial

Biophysical and Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Xueyong Shen | Lixing Lao | ... | Ke Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 569523
  • - Research Article

Effectiveness of Moxibustion Treatment in Quality of Life in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Xiumei Ren | Chang Yao | ... | Haimeng Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 154941
  • - Research Article

A 3-Arm, Randomized, Controlled Trial of Heat-Sensitive Moxibustion Therapy to Determine Superior Effect among Patients with Lumbar Disc Herniation

Rixin Chen | Mingren Chen | ... | Bo Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 715316
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Hepatic Blood Perfusion by Laser Speckle Imaging and Changes of Hepatic Vasoactive Substances in Mice after Electroacupuncture

Xiao-jing Song | Dong Zhang | ... | Shun-yue Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 518313
  • - Research Article

A Unique Electrical Thermal Stimulation System Comparable to Moxibustion of Subcutaneous Tissue

Hyoun-Seok Myoung | Kyoung-Joung Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 807308
  • - Research Article

Mild Moxibustion Decreases the Expression of Prokineticin 2 and Prokineticin Receptor 2 in the Colon and Spinal Cord of Rats with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Cili Zhou | Jimeng Zhao | ... | Huangan Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 754304
  • - Research Article

Preliminary Study on Pain Reduction of Monosodium Iodoacetate-Induced Knee Osteoarthritis in Rats by Carbon Dioxide Laser Moxibustion

Fan Wu | Ruixing Zhang | ... | Lixing Lao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 731395
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Electroacupuncture on the Extracellular Matrix Synthesis and Degradation in a Rabbit Model of Disc Degeneration

Guo-fu Huang | Jing Zou | ... | Bo-yi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 783704
  • - Review Article

Safety of Moxibustion: A Systematic Review of Case Reports

Ji Xu | Hongyong Deng | Xueyong Shen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 756406
  • - Research Article

The Effect of Different Laser Irradiation on Cyclophosphamide-Induced Leucopenia in Rats

Jizhong Zhao | Ke Cheng | ... | Xueyong Shen
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