Neurobiology of Acupuncture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124115608
  • ISBN-13: 9780124115606
  • DDC: 615.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 360 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book summarises the recent development in acupuncture research and in particular, the neurobiology of acupuncture. It provides a focus but a diverse range of subjects covering many body systems. The first a few chapters discuss the basic principles of acupuncture, then its modulatory effects on nervous system such as induction of neurotrophin and neurogenesis in the brain. Late chapters explore the clinical effects and potential mechanisms of acupuncture on different conditions ranging from neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and stroke, to psychiatric illnesses, insomnia, hypertension, gastrointestinal diseases and drug addiction. We believe this will promote the understanding acupuncture treatment and enhance acupuncture research in the future.This volume of International Review of Neurobiology brings together cutting-edge research on the neurobiology of acupuncture. It reviews current knowledge and understanding, provides a starting point for researchers and practitioners entering the field, and builds a platform for further research and discovery.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright page.
1: History of Acupuncture Research.
2: Effects of Acupuncture Needling with Specific Sensation on Cerebral Hemodynamics and Autonomic Nervous Activity in Humans.
3: Acupuncture Point Specificity.
4: Acupuncture Stimulation Induces Neurogenesis in Adult Brain.
5: Acupuncture and Neurotrophin Modulation.
6: Acupuncture Stimulation and Neuroendocrine Regulation.
7: Current Development of Acupuncture Research in Parkinson's Disease.
8: Acupuncture Therapy for Stroke Patients.
9: Effect and Mechanism of Acupuncture on Alzheimer's Disease.
10: Acupuncture Therapy for Psychiatric Illness.
11: Acupuncture for the Treatment of Insomnia.
12: Acupuncture for the Treatment of Drug Addiction.
13: Acupuncture Regulation of Blood Pressure: Two Decades of Research.
14: Effect and Mechanism of Acupuncture on Gastrointestinal Diseases.
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