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By Hong Hai

Acupuncture is greatly practised within the twenty first century in scientifically constructed nations for quite a lot of diseases starting from persistent discomfort, giddiness and hypertension to gastrointestinal problems and sexual disorder. but the explanations for its vaunted efficacy stay an issue of controversy. In conventional chinese language scientific thought, the mechanism of motion in acupuncture was once understood by way of the move of qi and the stability of yin and yang throughout the body's meridians, a fancy community painstaking charted yet by no means came across. glossy scientific researchers have tested previous and new needling issues, and a few view them as "trigger issues" that stimulate physiological responses within the physique. there's additionally transparent proof of robust placebo results, even though it has no longer been conclusively demonstrated that that this can be both the most or the one major influence.

This quantity comprises twelve articles overlaying the most recent medical reasons of the mechanism of acupuncture and important reports of scientific trials on its efficacy via best students, together with Edzard Ernst at Exeter, Lixing Lao on the college of Maryland, computer Leung on the chinese language collage of Hong Kong and Thomas Lundeberg at Karolinska Institute.

Hong Hai is Senior Fellow on the Institute of complicated stories and Adjunct Professor, Nanyang Technological collage, Singapore and Director of the Renhai sanatorium.

Readership: doctors, either Western doctors and TCM practitioners, acupuncturists, researchers and scholars. additionally, libraries of TCM expert institutions and educating institutes.

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