Summary and Info
Written in modern scientific language, "Acupuncture Therapy for Neurological Diseases:A Neurobiological View" discusses current research, applying multiple neuroscience approaches, on the effect of acupuncture on neurological diseases and the underlying mechanisms. Apart from basic principles of acupuncture, topics include acupuncture analgesia, acupuncture-drug balanced anesthesia, acute and chronic body pain, stroke, cardiac diseases, hypertension, hypotension, epilepsy, neuroimmuno suppression, female infertility, menopausal & perimenopausal syndrome, smoking, depression, and drug addiction. Each chapter is written by experts in the field. This unique book provides a broad perspective on the principles of acupuncture for acupuncture researchers and neuroscientists. It summarizes clinical applications of various acupoints and optimal conditions in the treatment of neurological diseases. For a medical student, this book is a modern course in ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine, especially acupuncture.Dr. Ying Xia is Associate Professor at Yale University School of Medicine and Guest Professor at Shanghai Research Center for Acupuncture and Meridians. Drs. Xiaoding Cao, Gencheng Wu and Jieshi Cheng are Professors in the State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology and Department of Integrative Medicine and Neurobiology, Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University.