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Open Access Editorial

Auricular Medicine

Gerhard Litscher
Received: November, 07, 2017; Published: November, 10, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1704004

Abstract: The treatment by auricular therapy has a long history. Ear acupoint research has been advancing step by step worldwide [1-17] . The introduction of lasers into medicine brought besides the already existing stimulation with needles, electricity, pressure and liquids an additional technique to auricul [...]

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Open Access Review

Spirituality in Medical Acupuncture

Steven K. H. Aung
Received: May 2, 2017; Published: July 21, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1703003

Abstract: What is spirituality? There have been and will continue to be so many differential definitions and explanations regarding this vitally important concept and questions over our present, past and future seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years, centuries and millennia and there is no way to [...]

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Open Access Review

Healthcare-Related Qigong for the Prevention of Lifestyle-Related Diseases

Fengxia Liang, Qi Huang, Rui Chen, Song Wu, Gary Lu, Jianmin Liu, Jia Li,Lu Wang, Hua Wang and Gerhard Litscher
Received: February 19, 2017; Published: May 9, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1702002

Abstract: (1) Background: Qigong is a kind of traditional Chinese exercise combining breathing, movement, and meditation in order to keep fit for the purpose of preventing disease and prolonging life. (2) Methods: Within this short article some topics like clinical efficacy and mechanism of health-care Qigon [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Modulation of Excitability of Spinal Neural Functions by Acupoint Stimulation Physical Therapy at LU5 (Chize) in Three Hemiplegic Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease

Toshiaki Suzuki, Makiko Tani, Kaito Takamori, Maki Yamada
Received: January 21, 2017; Published: February 20, 2017; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1701001

Abstract: (1) Background: Acupoint stimulation physical therapy (ASPT) is a novel method of physical therapy that combines physical and acupuncture methods. This study aimed to examine the effect of ASPT in three hemiplegic patients with cerebrovascular disease using F-wave as a measure of the excitability of [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Effects of Acupuncture at the Left Weizhong Acupoint on Heart Rate Variability in Thirty Post-Stroke Patients—Results from a Transcontinental Teleacupuncture Study

Bo Pang, Qi Zhang, Guang-Yu Cheng, Wei-Ping Cheng, Daniela Litscher, Lu Wang, Zemin Sheng, Ingrid Gaischek, Zhong-Ren Sun, Gerhard Litscher
Received: June 8, 2016; Published: August 23, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601003

Abstract: (1) Background: Within this study, we assessed the effects of acupuncture on heart rate variability (HRV) in Chinese post-stroke patients. (2) Methods: In 30 Chinese post-stroke patients (14 f, 16 m; mean age ± SD 64.3 ± 3.8 years; range 40 – 80 years) electrocardiographic signals before, during and [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Modernization of Acupuncture Education in Europe and China: A Report from Austria

Daniela Litscher, Gerhard Litscher
Received: May 24, 2016; Published: August 15, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601002

Abstract: The present report deals with some current important aspects of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) education and practice in Europe and China. The data and facts are based on a lecture of one of the authors (G.L.) prepared for a conference in Wuhan about acupuncture education in Europe, and lectures [...]

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Open Access Editorial

ICM-OBM—There’s No Better Way to Publish Your Complementary Medical, Basic and Clinical Research Results

Gerhard Litscher
Received: May 27, 2016; Published: August 15, 2016; doi:10.21926/obm.icm.1601001

Abstract: Integrative and Complementary Medicine (ICM-OBM) is an international peer-reviewed, open-access journal which covers all evidence-based scientific studies on integrative and complementary approaches to improving health and quality of life. Integrative and complementary medicine comprises science-or [...]

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