Current Research in Acupuncture

  • Ying Xia
  • Guanghong Ding
  • Gen-Cheng Wu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Jianfeng Liang, Ying Xia
    Pages 1-36
  3. Wolfgang Schwarz, Quanbao Gu
    Pages 37-51
  4. Guanghong Ding, Di Zhang, Meng Huang, Lina Wang, Wei Yao
    Pages 53-87
  5. Ling Zhao, Xueyong Shen
    Pages 109-127
  6. Dongman Chao, Ying Xia
    Pages 129-214
  7. Tetsuya Asakawa, Ying Xia
    Pages 215-253
  8. Guoqiang Wen, Tao Liu, Shixiong Huang, Qiao Fu, Tao Chen, Chanji Wu et al.
    Pages 303-333
  9. Xiangrui Wang, Yongjun Zheng
    Pages 375-400
  10. Xianrui Wang, Yongjun Zheng
    Pages 431-455
  11. Peng Li, Stephanie C. Tjen-A-Looi, John C. Longhurst
    Pages 457-486
  12. Yi Feng, Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Boying Chen
    Pages 487-515
  13. Shi Ping Zhang, Wai Yeung Chung, Yi Jie Zhan
    Pages 517-531
  14. Hong Cao, Zhi-Qi Zhao, Gen-Cheng Wu, Yu-Qiu Zhang
    Pages 533-557
  15. Yiping Zhou, Keming Wang, Ling Hu, Meiqi Zhou, Zijian Wu, Ronglin Cai et al.
    Pages 559-599
  16. Fanrong Liang, Tingting Ma, Wenjing Huang, Xi Wu, Ying Li, Yulan Ren et al.
    Pages 601-620
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 727-752

About this book


Written by over 60 scientists and clincicians from the United States, mainland China, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Portugal and Hong Kong, Current Research in Acupuncture discusses recent advances in acupuncture research in a modern scientific language. The first 5 chapters investigate the basic mechanisms of acupuncture. Later chapters explore topics including acupuncture treatment and potential mechanisms for epilepsy, Parkinson’s diseases, neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular cognitive impairment, aging, anxiety, polycystic ovary syndrome, pain, nerve root cervical spondylosis, stroke, imflamation, myocardial ischemia and other cardiovascular diseases. Following the translational and clinical discussions, 4 chapters present new prospects for acupuncture theories and applications. The final chapter comments on the pitfalls and problems of the previous studies and suggests direction for future research towards in-depth understanding of acupuncture, along with better application of acupuncture in modern medicine. Each chapter is written by one or more  experts in the field. This unique book provides a broad perspective on the principles of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. The laboratory and clinical investigations of various acupoints and optimal conditions provide unique clues to acupuncturists for improved clinical efficacy. For a medical student, this book is a modern course in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially acupuncture.


Ying Xia, the chief editor, is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas, USA. Guanghong Ding is Professor in the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science at Fudan University and Director of Shanghai Research Center for Acupuncture and Meridians, Shanghai, China. Gen-Cheng Wu is Professor of Neurobiology; Chairman, Department of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology; Director, Institute of Acupuncture Research; and Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, at  Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Editors and affiliations

  • Ying Xia
    • 1
  • Guanghong Ding
    • 2
  • Gen-Cheng Wu
    • 3
  1. 1., Department of NeurosurgeryThe University of Texas Medical School aHoustonUSA
  2. 2., Shanghai Research Center for AcupunctureFudan UniversityShanghaiChina, People's Republic
  3. 3.Shanghai Medical School, Inst. Acupuncture ResearchFudan UniversityShanghaiChina, People's Republic

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