Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture

The Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture was published in the November 2013 issue of “Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine”. It compiles 32 exciting papers into 21 studies totaling 200 pages. Take note that three of the six authors of the Editorial are from the USA; Harvard Medical School’s Dept of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Martinos Center of Biomedical Imaging,  and University of Michigan’s Dept of Anesthesiology. There are 276 participants on the editorial board.

Table of Contents

1, Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture, Lijun Bai, Richard E. Harris, Jian Kong, Lixing Lao, Vitaly Napadow, and Baixiao Zhao
Volume 2013, Article ID 652457, 2 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.1

2. Effects of Pretreatment with a Combination of Melatonin and Electroacupuncture in a Rat Model of Transient Focal Cerebral Ischemia, Lingguang    Liuand .T.F.Cheung
Volume 2013, Article ID 953162, 12 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.2

3. Electro-acupuncture Stimulation at CV12 Inhibits Gastric Motility via TRPV1 Receptor, ZhiYu,XinCao, Youbing Xia, Binbin Ren, Hong Feng, Yali Wang, Jingfeng Jiang, and Bin Xu
Volume 2013, Article ID 294789, 6 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.3a

4. Neural Encoding of Acupuncture Needling Sensations: Evidence from a fMRI Study, Xiaoling Wang, Suk-Tak Chan, Jiliang Fang, Erika E. Nixon, Jing Liu, Kenneth K. Kwong, Bruce R. Rosen, and Kathleen K. S. Hui
Volume 2013, Article ID 483105, 15 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.4

5. Effect of Bee Venom Acupuncture on Oxaliplatin-Induced Cold Allodynia in Rats,Bong-Soo Lim, Hak Jin Moon, Dong Xing Li, Munsoo Gil, Joon Ki Min, Giseog Lee, Hyunsu Bae, Sun Kwang Kim, and Byung-Il Min
Volume 2013, Article ID 369324, 8 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.5

6. Multivariate Granger Causality Analysis of Acupuncture Effects in Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients: An fMRI Study, Shangjie Chen, Lijun Bai, Maosheng Xu, Fang Wang, Liang Yin, Xuming Peng, Xinghua Chen, and Xuemin Shi
Volume 2013, Article ID 127271, 12 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.6

7. Mechanisms of Electroacupuncture-Induced Analgesia on Neuropathic Pain in Animal Model, Woojin Kim, Sun Kwang Kim, and Byung-Il Min
Volume 2013, Article ID 436913, 11 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.7

  1. Electroacupuncture Could Regulate the NF-κB Signaling Pathway to Ameliorate the Inflammatory Injury in Focal Cerebral Ischemia/Reperfusion Model Rats,Wen-yiQin,Yong Luo,Ling Chen, Tao Tao, Yang Li, Yan-li Cai, and Ya-hui Li
    Volume 2013, Article ID 924541, 15 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.8
  2. Acupuncture-Evoked Response in Somatosensory and Prefrontal Cortices Predicts Immediate Pain Reduction in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Yumi Maeda, Norman Kettner, Jeungchan Lee, Jieun Kim, Stephen Cina, Cristina Malatesta, Jessica Gerber, Claire McManus, Jaehyun Im, Alexandra Libby, Pia Mezzacappa, Leslie R. Morse, Kyungmo Park, Joseph Audette, and Vitaly Napadow
    Volume 2013, Article ID 795906, 13 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.9
  3. Placebo Acupuncture Devices: Considerations for Acupuncture Research,Dan Zhu, Ying Gao, Jingling Chang, and Jian Kong
    Volume 2013,Article ID 628907,9 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.10
      
  4. Hypothalamus-Related Resting Brain Network Underlying Short-Term Acupuncture Treatment in Primary Hypertension, Hongyan Chen, Jianping Dai, Xiaozhe Zhang, Kai Wang, Shuhua Huang, Qingtian Cao, Hong Wang, Yuhong Liang, Chuanying Shi, Mengyuan Li, Tingting Ha, Lin Ai, Shaowu Li, Jun Ma, Wenjuan Wei, Youbo You, Zhenyu Liu, Jie Tian, and Lijun Bai
    Volume 2013, Article ID 808971, 9 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.11
  5. Acupuncture Effect and Central Autonomic Regulation, Qian-Qian Li, Guang-Xia Shi, Qian Xu, Jing Wang, Cun-Zhi Liu, and Lin-Peng Wang
    Volume 2013, Article ID 267959, 6 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.12
  6. fMRI Evidence of Acupoints Specificity in Two Adjacent Acupoints, Hua Liu, Jian-Yang Xu, Lin Li, Bao-Ci Shan, Bin-Bin Nie, and Jing-quan Xue
    Volume 2013, Article ID 932581, 5 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.13
  7. Visceral Nociceptive Afferent Facilitates Reaction of Subnucleus Reticularis Dorsalis to Acupoint Stimulation in Rats, Liang Li, Lingling Yu, Peijing Rong, Hui Ben, Xia Li, Bing Zhu, and Rixin Chen
    Volume 2013, Article ID 931283, 7 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.14
  8. Neurobiological Foundations of Acupuncture: The Relevance and Future Prospect Based on Neuroimaging Evidence, Lijun Bai and Lixing Lao
    Volume 2013,Article ID 812568,9pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.15
  9. Effects of Moxa Smoke on Monoamine Neurotransmitters in SAMP8 Mice, Huanfang Xu, Baixiao Zhao, Yingxue Cui, Min Yee Lim, Ping Liu, Li Han, Hongzhu Guo, and Lixing Lao
    Volume 2013, Article ID 178067, 6 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.16
  10. Enhanced Antidepressant-Like Effects of Electroacupuncture Combined with Citalopram in a Rat Model of Depression, Jian Yang, Yu Pei, Yan-Li Pan, Jun Jia, Chen Shi, Yan Yu, Jia-Hui Deng, Bo Li, Xiao-Li Gong, Xuan Wang, Xiao-Min Wang, and Xin Ma
    Volume 2013, Article ID 107380, 12 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.17
  11. Modulation of Brain Electroencephalography Oscillations by Electroacupuncture in a Rat Model of Postincisional Pain, Jing Wang, Jing Wang, Xuezhu Li, Duan Li, Xiao-Li Li, Ji-Sheng Han, and You Wan
    Volume 2013, Article ID 160357, 11 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.18
  12. Long-Term Stimulation with Electroacupuncture at DU20 and ST36 Rescues Hippocampal Neuron through Attenuating Cerebral Blood Flow in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats, Gui-Hua Tian, Kai Sun, Ping Huang, Chang-Man Zhou, Hai-Jiang Yao, Ze-Jun Huo, Hui-Feng Hao, Lei Yang, Chun-Shui Pan, Ke He, Jing-Yu Fan, Zhi-Gang Li, and Jing-Yan Han
    Volume 2013, Article ID 482947, 10 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.19
  13. Spinal Serotonergic and Opioid Receptors Are Involved in Electroacupuncture-Induced Antinociception at Different Frequencies on ZuSanLi (ST 36) Acupoint,Chi-Chung Kuo, Huei-Yann Tsai, Jaung-Geng Lin, Hong-Lin Su, and Yuh-Fung Chen
    Volume 2013, Article ID 291972, 10 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.20
  14. The Possible Neuronal Mechanism of Acupuncture: Morphological Evidence of the Neuronal Connection between Groin A-Shi Point and Uterus, Chun-Yen Chen, Rey-Shyong Chern, Ming-Huei Liao, Yung-Hsien Chang, Jung-Yu C. Hsu, and Chi-Hsien Chien Volume 2013,Article ID 429186,13 pages  Neurobiological Mechanisms of Acupuncture.21