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By Hai Hong

ISBN-10: 9814452017

ISBN-13: 9789814452014

Acupuncture is extensively practised within the twenty first century in scientifically built nations for quite a lot of illnesses starting from persistent soreness, giddiness and hypertension to gastrointestinal issues and sexual disorder. but the explanations for its vaunted efficacy stay a question of controversy. In conventional chinese language clinical concept, the mechanism of motion in acupuncture used to be understood when it comes to the move of qi and the stability of yin and yang throughout the body's meridians, a fancy community painstaking charted yet by no means came across. sleek clinical researchers have tested previous and new needling issues, and a few view them as “trigger issues” that stimulate physiological responses within the physique. there's additionally transparent facts of robust placebo results, even though it has now not been conclusively verified that that this can be both the most or the one major effect.

This quantity includes twelve articles masking the newest medical factors of the mechanism of acupuncture and significant experiences of scientific trials on its efficacy through prime students, together with Edzard Ernst at Exeter, Lixing Lao on the college of Maryland, laptop Leung on the chinese language collage of Hong Kong and Thomas Lundeberg at Karolinska Institute.

Hong Hai is Senior Fellow on the Institute of complicated reports and Adjunct Professor, Nanyang Technological collage, Singapore and Director of the Renhai Clinic.


  • Scientific reasons for Acupuncture:
    • Mechanisms of Acupuncture in soreness: A Physiological point of view in a scientific Context (Thomas Lundeberg)
    • Explanatory Nature, versions, wishes and necessities for checking out Them (Stephen Birch)
    • The Ontological prestige of Meridians (Hong Hai)
    • Modern medical clarification of conventional Acupuncture conception (Ching-Liang Hsieh)
    • Cognitive Neuroscience, Acupuncture and discomfort therapy. Does a Sting regularly damage? (K Theodoratou)
  • Clinical Trials and Placebo Effects:
    • Frequent Weaknesses in Acupuncture Trials (Edzard Ernst)
    • The Complexities Inherent in Placebo-Controlled Acupuncture stories (Lixing Lao, Lizhen Wang and Ruixin Zhang)
    • Research method in Acupuncture (Tat-Leang Lee and Zhen Zheng)
    • The Use of Placebos in Acupuncture Trials (Dylan Evans)
    • Improving the standard of Randomized managed Trials (RCTs) in Acupuncture (Zhaoxiang Bian, Chungwah Cheng, Linda Chan, Mandy Cheung, Min Li and Zhixiu Lin)
    • Acupuncture remedy for habit (Ping-Chung Leung, Ellie S Y Pang, Lang Zhang and Eliza L Y Wong)
    • Dense Cranial Electroacupuncture Stimulation for Neuropsychiatric issues: cause and medical program (Zhang-Jin Zhang and Sui-Cheung Man)

Readership: doctors, either Western doctors and TCM practitioners, acupuncturists, researchers and scholars. additionally, libraries of TCM expert institutions and educating institutes.

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