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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
May 14, 2019


Call for Papers

The Basic Science of Acupuncture

Guest Editors:

Richard F. Hobbs, III, MD, FAAFP, FAAMA
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth 
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Gerhard Litscher, Univ.-Prof. Prof.h.c.mult., MSc, PhD, MDsc
Medical University of Graz

Medical Acupuncture is planning another Special Issue on the Basic Science of Acupuncture.

In the interest of fostering an understanding of the underlying mechanisms and evidence for effectiveness of acupuncture, we invite submissions of original research and review articles, pertinent to the following:

  • Basic mechanisms and effects of laser acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and acupressure
  • Modulation of neurotransmitters
  • Modulation of brain networks (based on fMRI data, EEG, etc.)
  • Modulation of cardiovascular function
  • Effects on gastrointestinal motility, enzyme secretion, and gastric acid production
  • Immune effects
  • Endocrine effects
  • The role of histamine
  • Evidence for or against point specificity
  • Evidence for local effects
  • Physical evidence for or against the existence of acupuncture points and channels
  • Evidence for or against signaling and integrative functions
  • Mapping of auricular points (based on physiologic effects, fMRI data, biomarkers, etc.)
  • Illustrative examples of comparative effectiveness research

The deadline for manuscript submission is May 14, 2019.

For complete instructions for authors and to submit your manuscript directly online, click here.

Editorial questions?
Contact the Editor-in-Chief Richard C. Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH

Manuscript preparation or technical questions?
Contact the Managing Editor Yael Ben-Porat, LAc

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Deadline for Manuscript Submission:
May 14, 2019