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Acupuncture in Modern Medicine


This book contains four integrated sections: 1) Acupuncture Research; 2) New Developments in Acupuncture; 3) Acupuncture Therapy for Clinical Conditions and 4) Assessment and Accessibility in Acupuncture Therapy. Section 1 provides updates on acupuncture research. From acupuncture effects in modulation of immune system to the role of nitric oxide in acupuncture mechanisms, chapters in this section offer readers the newest trends in acupuncture research. Section 2 summarizes new developments in acupuncture. The included chapters discuss new tools and methods in acupuncture such as laser acupuncture, sham needles, and new technologies. Section 3 discusses acupuncture therapy for clinical conditions. The chapters in this section provide comprehensive and critical views of acupuncture therapy and its application in common clinical practice. Section 4 takes a new look at the issues related to assessment and accessibility in acupuncture therapy. These issues are central to developing new standards for outcome assessment and policies that will increase the accessibility to acupuncture therapy.

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Acupuncture in Modern MedicineEdited by Lucy L Chen

Published: March 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/46017

ISBN: 978-953-51-1020-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7109-6

Copyright year: 2013

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46653 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

10 Web of Science Citations

19 Dimensions Citations


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1. Current Trends in Acupuncture Research: From Analgesia to Physiological Function of Brain

By Chen Wei-Liang and Hsieh Ching-Liang


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2. Nitric Oxide in Acupuncture Mechanism

By Masahiko Tsuchiya


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3. Acupuncture in Modulation of Immunity

By Sandra Silvério-Lopes and Maria Paula Gonçalves da Mota


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4. Acupuncture Effects on Bladder Activity and State of Vigilance Through GABAergic Neuronal Systems

By Yoshimasa Koyama and Hui Wang


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5. Plausible Biomedical Consequences of Acupuncture Applied at Sites Characteristic of Acupoints in the Connective-Tissue-Interstitial-Fluid System

By Peter Chin Wan Fung


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6. High-Tech Equipment for Moxibustion in Modern Medicine

By Takashi Seki, Junnosuke Okajima, Akiko Kikuchi, Shin Takayama, Masashi Watanabe, Hiroko Kusuyama, Ayane Matsuda, Soichiro Kaneko, Tetsuharu Kamiya, Atsuki Komiya, Minami Fujiwara, Nobuo Yaegasi, Tomoyuki Yambe and Shigenao Maruyama


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7. New Development in Sham Acupuncture Needle

By Sungchul Kim


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8. Fu's Subcutaneous Needling, a Modern Style of Ancient Acupuncture?

By Zhonghua Fu and Ryan Shepherd


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9. Explore Laser Acupuncture’s Role

By Wen-Long Hu, Yu-Chiang Hung and I-Ling Hung


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10. New Technology: Femtosecond Laser May be Used for Future Acupuncture Therapy

By Yutaka Takaoka, Mika Ohta, Aki Sugano, Akihiko Ito and Yoichiroh Hosokawa


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11. The Role of Acupuncture in Pain Management

By Lucy Chen


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12. Acupuncture in Cardiology

By Tsung O. Cheng


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13. Acupuncture for Cancer Patients: Practice and Research

By Lizhen Wang and Ting Bao


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14. Acupuncture for Addictions

By P.C. Leung, L. Zhang, L.Y. Eliza Wong and S.Y. Ellie Pang


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15. Immediate Effects of Microsystem Acupuncture in Patients with Oromyofacial Pain and Craniomandibular Disorders (CMD): A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial

By Irmgard Simma, Jochen M. Gleditsch, Leopold Simma and E. Piehslinger


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16. Acupuncture in Military Medicine

By Alexandra M. York, Kevin G. Berry, Rick C. Welton, Joan A. G. Walter, Richard C. Niemtzow and Wayne B. Jonas


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17. The Evolution of Patient-Based Outcome Assessment Instruments in Acupuncture Research: Choosing Patient-Based Outcomes

By Raheleh Khorsan, Alexandra York, Ian D. Coulter, Remy R. Coeytaux, Rachel Wurzman, Joan A. G. Walter and Kevin Berry


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18. Evaluating the Geography and the Visibility Tendencies of Acupuncture Treatment Locations in Metropolitan Toronto

By Stephen P. Meyer


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