By Xiaoding Cao (auth.), Prof. Ying Xia, Prof. Xiaoding Cao, Prof. Gencheng Wu, Prof. Jieshi Cheng (eds.)

Written in smooth clinical language, "Acupuncture remedy for Neurological Diseases:A Neurobiological View" discusses present study, making use of a number of neuroscience ways, at the influence of acupuncture on neurological ailments and the underlying mechanisms. except uncomplicated ideas of acupuncture, subject matters comprise acupuncture analgesia, acupuncture-drug balanced anesthesia, acute and protracted physique soreness, stroke, cardiac ailments, high blood pressure, hypotension, epilepsy, neuroimmuno suppression, lady infertility, menopausal & perimenopausal syndrome, smoking, melancholy, and drug habit. every one bankruptcy is written via specialists within the box. This designated publication presents a wide viewpoint at the ideas of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. It summarizes medical purposes of assorted acupoints and optimum stipulations within the therapy of neurological ailments. For a clinical pupil, this e-book is a latest path in old conventional chinese language medication, in particular acupuncture.

Dr. Ying Xia is affiliate Professor at Yale college institution of drugs and visitor Professor at Shanghai study heart for Acupuncture and Meridians. Drs. Xiaoding Cao, Gencheng Wu and Jieshi Cheng are Professors within the kingdom Key Laboratory of clinical Neurobiology and division of Integrative drugs and Neurobiology, Shanghai clinical collage of Fudan University.

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Furthermore, at the acupoint Kongzui (LU-6), located on the palmar aspect of the forearm and the line joining Taiyuan (LU-9) and Chize (LU-5), 7 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, we could locate the same subcutaneous nerve of the lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve, similar to Chize (LU-5), with another deep-layer nerve of the superficial branch of the radial nerve. Under another common acupoint, Neiguan (PC-6) that belongs to the Pericardium Meridian of Hand-Jueyin, located at 2 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist, between the tendons of the long palmar muscle and the flexor radials muscle, we could observe the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve, lateral antebrachial cutaneous nerve, palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve in the superficial layer, and the trunk and palmar interosseous nerve of the median nerve in the deep layer.

3 Neuroanatomic Structure of Acupoints From the perspective of neuroscience, we may regard acupoints as both signal receptor and effector apparatus. However, there are many questions regarding its nature. Are there any special structures at the acupoints when compared with that at the non-acupoints? If yes, what are the tissues/cells that form the special structure of the acupoint? What is the component(s) that is stimulated by needling at the acupoints? What structure mediates the afferent and efferent signals of the acupuncture to induce the biological effects?

In addition, acupoints that are commonly used in clinical practice might affect a greater extent of the cortical areas than the uncommonly used acupoints. 3 Unique Physiological Features of Acupoints The so-called “acupoints” may have some special physiological feature than the non-acupoints. There have been a number of reports stating that the skin resistance (impedance) over acupoints is lower than that of the surrounding skin (Zeng 1958; Becker and Reichmanis 1976; McCarroll and Rowley 1979; Chan 1984; Xu 1987; Lu 1987; Chen et al.

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