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Acupuncture

Resolving Old Controversies and Pointing New Pathways

Edited by Marcelo Saad

Spiritist Medical Association of Sao Paulo

Co-editor:

Roberta De Medeiros

Centro Universitário São Camilo

Acupuncture may have about 4000 years of history, but it has only been clinically accepted in the West for some 40 years. Acupuncture receives both praise from its users and skepticism from its critics. High-quality scientific studies have advanced, but the technique of acupuncture in health services has stagnated. In this current scenario of contrasts, Acupuncture - Resolving Old Controversies and Pointing New Pathways intends to be a modern reference for scholars, without totally exhausting the subject. The editors expect this work to assist with the advancement of the scientific understanding and clinical usage of acupuncture. The authors are well versed in the subject and, along with literature reviews, are able to add their own impressions. In this book, some traditional fundamentals of ancient Asian medicine are translated into the current scientific knowledge of neurophysiology and mechanisms of action. Specific variations of acupuncture, such as the scalp microsystem technique, are discussed and explained. Practical aspects, such as education on acupuncture, are enriched with descriptions of novel treatments. The therapeutic use of acupuncture and related techniques is explored regarding their incorporation into a comprehensive integrative medicine approach. As editors, we thank the contributing authors for their exquisite work, and we congratulate IntechOpen for its efforts in book production. For you, the readers, we hope to match the trust you put in this work, and we hope you find it useful.

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AcupunctureResolving Old Controversies and Pointing New PathwaysEdited by Marcelo Saad

Published: October 23rd 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.77740

ISBN: 978-1-78984-080-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-079-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-721-5

Copyright year: 2019

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1. Introductory Chapter: Acupuncture - What Controversies? What Pathways?

By Marcelo Saad and Roberta de Medeiros

92

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2. Functional Imaging and Physiological Modulation with Acupuncture in Parkinson’s Disease and Nonhuman Primate Models of Dopamine Dysfunction

By Yi-Ning Yin, Jorge E. Quintero and Zhiming M. Zhang

175

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3. Fu’s Subcutaneous Needling: A Novel Therapeutic Proposal

By Zhonghua Fu and Dejian Lu

209

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4. Scalp Acupuncture and Mental Disorders

By Chuen Heung Yau and Cheuk Long Ip

343

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5. Ultrasound Detection Acupuncture Needling Training: Description of the Method

By Ying-Ling Chen and Mark C. Hou

318

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