By Jianfeng Liang, Ying Xia (auth.), Ying Xia, Guanghong Ding, Gen-Cheng Wu (eds.)
Written by way of over 60 scientists and clincicians from the us, mainland China, Germany, Australia, Japan, Sweden, Portugal and Hong Kong, Current examine in Acupuncture discusses fresh advances in acupuncture study in a latest clinical language. the 1st five chapters examine the fundamental mechanisms of acupuncture. Later chapters discover themes together with acupuncture therapy and power mechanisms for epilepsy, Parkinson’s illnesses, neurodegenerative issues reminiscent of Alzheimer’s disorder, vascular cognitive impairment, getting older, anxiousness, polycystic ovary syndrome, discomfort, nerve root cervical spondylosis, stroke, imflamation, myocardial ischemia and different cardiovascular ailments. Following the translational and scientific discussions, four chapters current new customers for acupuncture theories and purposes. the ultimate bankruptcy reviews at the pitfalls and difficulties of the former stories and indicates course for destiny examine in the direction of in-depth figuring out of acupuncture, besides higher software of acupuncture in sleek drugs. every one bankruptcy is written via a number of specialists within the box. This exact ebook offers a vast point of view at the ideas of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. The laboratory and medical investigations of varied acupoints and optimum stipulations offer designated clues to acupuncturists for stronger medical efficacy. For a scientific pupil, this ebook is a latest path in old conventional chinese language drugs, specifically acupuncture.
Ying Xia, the leader editor,is Professor and Vice-Chairman of the dept of Neurosurgery on the collage of Texas clinical university in Houston, Texas, united states. Guanghong Ding is Professor within the division of Mechanics and Engineering technology at Fudan college and Director of Shanghai learn middle for Acupuncture and Meridians, Shanghai, China. Gen-Cheng Wu is Professor of Neurobiology; Chairman, division of Integrative medication and Neurobiology; Director, Institute of Acupuncture learn; and Director, WHO taking part middle for standard drugs, at Shanghai scientific university of Fudan college, Shanghai, China.
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In a study on acute gastric mucosal injury, Wang (2010) reported that EA at Zusanli (ST-36) and Zhongwan (RN-12) could increase NO and decrease gastrin levels both in the serum and gastric mucosa of the rat model. However, no signiﬁcant increase was observed in the migraine patients (Chen et al. 2008b). Acupuncture regulates the NO level in other tissues as well. For example, EA at Hegu (LI-4) and Taichong (LR3) could reduce iNOS and NO concentration and decrease the GSH-Px activity in the colonic tissues of the rat model for depression, which might be an illustration of its protective effect in the digestive tract against injury during depression (Huang et al.
Besides suppression of the glutamate levels, recent studies also suggest an alteration in glutamate receptor after acupuncture. Meng et al. (2008) studied the effects of acupuncture on vascular dementia and revealed 16 Fig. 2 Acupunctureinduced brain protection via EOP-mediated reduction of excitotoxicity J. Liang and Y. Xia Acupuncture EOP DOR activation EAATs Glutamate Neuroprotection that EA pretreatment could mitigate the increased glutamate levels and suppress the mRNA expression of NMDA receptor 1.
Jiangsu Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 41(2): 2, 47–48 (in Chinese with English abstract) Liu Y, Zhang H, Huang G et al (2010) Experimental study of scalp-acupuncture on BDNF expression in cerebral ischemia-reperfusion rats. Journal of Emergency in Traditional Chinese Medicine 19(5): 810–813 (in Chinese with English abstract) LoTurco J, Blanton M, Kriegstein A (1991) Initial expression and endogenous activation of NMDA channels in early neocortical development. J Neurosci 11: 792–799 Lu J, Shi Y, Shi R et al (2007) Effect of electroacupuncture on nitric oxide and cyclic guanosine monophosphate levels in penile tissues of rats with depression.