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The holistic effects of acupuncture treatment.

Authors
  • Yang, Jing-Wen1
  • Li, Qian-Qian1
  • Li, Fang1
  • Fu, Qing-Nan1
  • Zeng, Xiang-Hong1
  • Liu, Cun-Zhi1
  • 1 Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, 23 Meishuguanhou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
2014
Pages
739708–739708
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1155/2014/739708
PMID: 24527051
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), as a complex medical science which reflects philosophical principles and embodies large dialectical thought, is used to place the human body into a large system for observation. Acupuncture as a vital part of TCM, has been practiced to treat various diseases and symptoms. However, acupuncture is also facing severe challenges resulted from insufficient modern scientific research. Nowadays, the holistic effects of acupuncture can be researched by some modern approaches, such as the systems biology and fMRI technique. It is believed that having a better understand will greatly promote acupuncture research and be beneficial to scientization and modernization of acupuncture.

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