Acupuncture and Related Therapies is an international peer-reviewed journal that publishes high-quality research in acupuncture and related techniques (neural therapy, laser therapy) and in complementary therapies, including whole medical systems (e.g. TCM, naturopathy, Ayurveda), meditative movement therapies (e.g. Qigong, Yoga, TaiChi), mind body interventions like Meditation, biologically based practices (e.g. nutrition and dietetics), and body based methods like osteopathy or manual therapy.
The journal is jointly published by four German and Austrian Acupuncture societies. Its German-language counterpart DZA (Deutsche Zeitschrift für Akupunktur) was established in 1952 and is one of the leading outlets for research on acupuncture.
Acupuncture and Related Therapies provides a forum for the dissemination and discussion of the findings of acupuncture research and clinical applications in a wide range of medical disciplines, including veterinary medicine.
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The journal welcomes basic and clinical research papers, review papers, case studies and short communications. Acupuncture and Related Therapies publishes also abstracts of recently published research and commentaries by leading scientists in the field. Papers of relevance to health care providers and policy makers are very welcome. Special attention will be given to papers that contribute to further integrating conventional and complementary therapies into mainstream care.
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