Neurobiology of Acupuncture

Neurobiology of Acupuncture

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  • Editors: Bai-Yun Zeng, Kaicun Zhao, Fan-rong Liang
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124115453
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124115606

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Table of Contents

  • Series Page

    Contributors

    Preface

    Chapter One. History of Acupuncture Research

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Acupuncture Research in the Past

    3 Current Research in Acupuncture

    4 Utilization of Modern Technology in Acupuncture Research

    5 Future of Acupuncture Research

    6 Summary

    References

    Chapter Two. Effects of Acupuncture Needling with Specific Sensation on Cerebral Hemodynamics and Autonomic Nervous Activity in Humans

    Abstract

    1 Background

    2 Neuroimaging Studies of Acupuncture Therapy in Humans

    3 Cerebral Hemodynamic Responses Associated with de-qi Sensations

    4 Pre-SMA and SMA Responses to Acupuncture Stimulation

    5 Prefrontal Cortical Responses to Acupuncture Stimulation

    6 de-qi Sensation and Autonomic Functions

    7 What Are Acupoints?

    8 Limitations

    9 Conclusions

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter Three. Acupuncture Point Specificity

    Abstract

    1 Background

    2 Literature Research of Acupoint Specificity

    3 Basic Research

    4 Clinical Trial Studies

    5 Future Research in Acupoint Specificity

    References

    Chapter Four. Acupuncture Stimulation Induces Neurogenesis in Adult Brain

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Adult Neurogenesis

    3 Acupuncture for Adult Neurogenesis

    4 Neurogenesis in Neurodegenerative Diseases

    5 Conclusion

    Acknowledgment

    References

    Chapter Five. Acupuncture and Neurotrophin Modulation

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Neurotrophins and Acupuncture

    3 Relevance of the Link Between NTs and Acupuncture for the Treatment of Diseases

    4 Conclusion

    References

    Chapter Six. Acupuncture Stimulation and Neuroendocrine Regulation

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Acupuncture Stimulation and the Hypothalamus and Pituitary Gland

    3 Acupuncture Stimulation and Cholecystokinin

    4 Acupuncture and Diabetes Mellitus

    5 Acupuncture Stimulation and Female Hormones

    6 Acupuncture Stimulation and Adrenal Glands

    7 Acupuncture Stimulation and Analgesia

    8 Summary

    References

    Chapter Seven. Current Development of Acupuncture Research in Parkinson's Disease

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Neuroprotective Effect of Acupuncture on Animal Models of PD

    3 Neuroprotective Mechanisms of Acupuncture on Animal Models of PD

    4 Modulatory Effect of Acupuncture on Neuronal Activity in the Basal Ganglia

    5 Neural Mechanism of Acupuncture Treatment on PD Patients: fMRI Study

    6 Future Acupuncture Research in PD

    References

    Chapter Eight. Acupuncture Therapy for Stroke Patients

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Efficacy of Acupuncture Therapy for Stroke

    3 Electroacupuncture Therapy for Stroke

    4 Acupuncture Precondition for Stroke

    5 Acupoint Option of Acupuncture Therapy for Stroke

    6 Parameters of Acupuncture Therapy for Stroke

    7 Mechanisms of Acupuncture Therapy for Stroke

    8 Mechanisms of Acupuncture Therapy for Poststroke Patients

    9 Mechanisms of Acupuncture for Animal Stroke Models

    10 Mechanisms of Acupuncture Preconditioning for Stroke

    11 Prospects of Acupuncture Therapy for Stroke

    References

    Chapter Nine. Effect and Mechanism of Acupuncture on Alzheimer’s Disease

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Preclinical Study

    3 Clinical Study

    4 Brain Imaging Studies

    5 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter Ten. Acupuncture Therapy for Psychiatric Illness

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Methods

    3 Summaries of the Research on Specific Psychiatric Disorders

    4 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter Eleven. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Insomnia

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Acupuncture Treatment of Insomnia and Clinical Efficacy

    3 The Potential Mechanisms Underlying the Acupuncture Treatment

    4 Discussions

    5 Summary and Conclusions

    References

    Chapter Twelve. Acupuncture for the Treatment of Drug Addiction

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Development of Acupuncture Treatment of Drug Addiction

    3 Acupuncture Treatment of Drug Addiction in Peking University

    4 Some Technical Comments

    5 Conclusions

    References

    Chapter Thirteen. Acupuncture Regulation of Blood Pressure: Two Decades of Research

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Early Observations

    3 Acupuncture Modulates Abnormalities of Blood Pressure

    4 Neurotransmitter Systems in CNS Processing of Somatic Input During Acupuncture Contribute to Its Unique Actions

    5 Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms Contributing to Acupuncture's Cardiovascular Effects

    6 Chemical Mechanisms of Acupuncture Responsiveness

    7 Conclusions and Future Directions of Acupuncture Mechanistic Research

    8 Final Thoughts

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter Fourteen. Effect and Mechanism of Acupuncture on Gastrointestinal Diseases

    Abstract

    1 Introduction

    2 Energy Flow Versus Somatoautonomic Reflex

    3 Effects of Acupuncture on GI Motility

    4 Acupuncture for Visceral Pain

    5 Acupuncture for Emesis

    6 Conclusion

    References

    Index

    Contents of Recent Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: November 7, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780124115453
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124115606

About the Serial Volume Editors

Bai-Yun Zeng

Dr. Bai-Yun Zeng is a visiting senior fellow of King’s College London, and a Guest Professor of Sichuan University West China School of Pharmacy, China.

Affiliations and Expertise

King's College London, UK.

Kaicun Zhao

Kaicun Zhao is a professor at Middlesex University London

Affiliations and Expertise

Middlesex University London

Fan-rong Liang

Affiliations and Expertise

Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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