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Concepts and Physiology

Edited by Marcelo Saad

Spiritist Medical Association of Sao Paulo

Acupuncture and related techniques are useful tools for treating a spectrum of diseases. However, there are still many areas of controversy surrounding it. We hope this book can contribute to guide the advance of this ancient medical art. In the present work, the reader will find texts written by authors from different parts of the world. The chapters cover strategic areas to collaborate with the consolidation of the knowledge in acupuncture. The book doesn't intend to solve all the questions regarding this issue but the main objective is to share elements to make acupuncture more and better understood at health systems worldwide.

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AcupunctureConcepts and PhysiologyEdited by Marcelo Saad

Published: October 10th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/905

ISBN: 978-953-307-410-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6516-3

Copyright year: 2011

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42488 Total Chapter Downloads

1 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

12 Dimensions Citations


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1. Traditional Theory

By Mohammad Ali Sahmeddini


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2. Vascular Effects of Auricular Acupuncture Evaluated via Two Digital Volume Pulse Measurements

By José F. Rivas-Vilchis, Jorge Alberto Cervantes-Reyes and Rubén Román-Ramos


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3. The Effect of Acupuncture on Muscle Blood Volume and Oxygenation

By Masaki Ohkubo, Takafumi Hamaoka, Yasuhisa Kaneko, Toshihito Katsumura and Ayumi Sakamoto


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4. An fMRI Investigation on Brain Activity in Response to Unilateral Acupuncture, Electroacupuncture and Electromyostimulation on ST36 and ST39

By Li-Ping Huang, Shi Zhou, Xi-Lian Hu, Xia Li, Heng Xiang, Na Xiao, Long-Jun Cao, Yong-Jun Wang and Hui Wang


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5. Electroacupuncture and Stimulatory Frequencies in Analgesia

By Sandra Silvério-Lopes


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6. Is Acupuncture Meridians a Novel System for Superoxide Disposition

By Jingke Guo and Pingfan Rao


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7. Blood Flow Volume as an Indicator of the Effectiveness of Traditional Medicine

By Takashi Seki, Masashi Watanabe and Shin Takayama


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8. Degeneration/Regeneration as a Mechanism Contributing to the Effect of Manual Acupuncture-Induced Injury on Rat Skeletal Muscle

By Kamal Ameis, Annapurni Jayam Trouth, Vernon Bond and Yasmine Kanaan


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9. A Neurovascular Blood-Flow Modulation Model via Acupuncture Induced Nitric Oxide

By Sheng-Hsiung Hsiao


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10. Acupuncture – An Electrical Phenomenon

By Karlheinz Helmbold


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11. Acupuncture Analgesia Research and Clinical Practice in Taiwan

By Jaung-Geng Lin and Yi-Hung Chen


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12. A Spatial Analysis of Acupuncture Practitioners in Ontario, Canada: Assessing Regional and Intra-Metropolitan Trends

By Stephen P. Meyer


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13. Development of Scientific Publications on Acupuncture

By Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell and Rickard Danell


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