Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Primo Vascular System: Past, Present, and Future


Publishing date
31 May 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
11 Jan 2013

Lead Editor

1Ki Primo Research Laboratory, KAIST Institute for Information and Technology Convergence, Daejeon, Korea

2Department of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, USA

3Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Chinese Medial Sciences, Beijing, China

4Unit of Human Anatomy and Embryology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

5Department of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, Daejeon, Korea


Primo Vascular System: Past, Present, and Future

Description

In the 1960s, Bonghan Kim made a startling discovery in medicine by using various approaches to demonstrate the anatomical reality of acupuncture meridian system. In the 1970s, in Japan, Dr. Satoru Fujiwara was partially able to verify Bonghan Kim's work. Unfortunately, for many years, their works have been neglected as nonscientific claims. Since 2002, a team led by Professor Kwang-Sup Soh at Seoul National University has seriously been attempting to rediscover “the primo vascular system (formerly Bonghan system)” as a putative acupuncture meridian system. By publishing scientific data collected in various animal models, the Korean team has shown that Bonghan Kim actually did open a new field in medicine. These days we are faced with a very important task to globalize Bonghan Kim's original works based on Kwang-Sup Soh’s rediscovery of the Bonghan system. Currently, much evidence has emerged to imply that another fundamental system may exist in a living organism as a putative acupuncture meridian. At this important moment, we would like to invite researchers to contribute original work as well as review articles addressing their research on the primo vascular system. Our intention in this special issue is to contribute not only to complementary and alternative medicine via experimental research on the primo vascular system, but also to general viewpoints (history and philosophy) on the primo vascular system. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Morphological and functional base of the primo vascular system
  • Physiological and biophysical base of the primo vascular system
  • Physiological and biophysical base of conducting pathways along the primo vascular system
  • History and philosophy of the primo vascular system
  • Various interpretations of the primo vascular system in terms of modern biology and medicine
  • Viewpoints on the future of the primo vascular system for comprehensive and alternative medicine

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 240168
  • - Editorial

Primo Vascular System: Past, Present, and Future

Byung-Cheon Lee | Walter J. Akers | ... | Yeonhee Ryu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 569161
  • - Research Article

Preliminary Research of Relationship between Acute Peritonitis and Celiac Primo Vessels

Xiaoyu Wang | Hong Shi | ... | Bing Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 510461
  • - Research Article

Evidence for the Primo Vascular System above the Epicardia of Rat Hearts

Ho-Sung Lee | Jeong Yim Lee | ... | Byung-Cheon Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 350815
  • - Research Article

Gross Morphological Features of the Organ Surface Primo-Vascular System Revealed by Hemacolor Staining

Chae Jeong Lim | Jong-Hyun Yoo | ... | Pan Dong Ryu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 438079
  • - Research Article

Expression of Stem Cell Markers in Primo Vessel of Rat

Eun Seok Park | Jeong Hoon Lee | ... | Chae Hun Leem
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 587827
  • - Review Article

50 Years of Bong-Han Theory and 10 Years of Primo Vascular System

Kwang-Sup Soh | Kyung A. Kang | Yeon Hee Ryu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 731518
  • - Research Article

Study on the Formation of Novel Threadlike Structure through Intravenous Injection of Heparin in Rats and Refined Observation in Minipigs

Yu-Ying Tian | Xiang-Hong Jing | ... | Wei-Bo Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 429106
  • - Research Article

Observation of a Long Primo Vessel in a Lymph Vessel from the Inguinal Node of a Rabbit

Young-Il Noh | Yeong-Min Yoo | ... | Sang-Suk Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 961957
  • - Review Article

Toward a Theory of the Primo Vascular System: A Hypothetical Circulatory System at the Subcellular Level

Byung-Cheon Lee | Ji Woong Yoon | ... | Seung Zhoo Yoon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 536560
  • - Research Article

A Method for the Observation of the Primo Vascular System in the Thoracic Duct of a Rat

Sungha Kim | Sharon Jiyoon Jung | ... | Sungchul Kim
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