Table of Contents

Mechanisms of acupuncture in pain : a physiological perspective in a clinical context / Thomas Lundeberg.
Traditionally based systems of acupuncture : their explanatory nature, models, needs and requirements for testing them / Stephen Birch.
The ontological status of meridians / Hong Hai.
Modern scientific explanation of traditional acupuncture theory / Ching-Liang Hsieh.
Cognitive neuroscience, acupuncture and pain treatment, does a sting always hurt? / Konstantina Theodoratou.
Frequent weaknesses in acupuncture trials / Edzard Ernst.
The complexities inherent in placebo-controlled acupuncture studies / Lao Lixing and Zhang Ruixin.
Research methodology in acupuncture / Lee Tat Leang and Zheng Zhen.
The use of placebos in acupuncture trials / Dylan Evans.
Improving the quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) in acupuncture / Bian Zhaoxiang ... [et al.].
Acupuncture treatment for addiction / Leung Ping Cheung ... [et al.].
Dense cranial electroacupuncture stimulation for neuropsychiatric disorders : rationale and clinical application / Zhang Zhang-Jin and Man Sui-Cheung.