Special Issue "Auricular Medicine: Gateway to the Brain in Healing"
A special issue of Medicines (ISSN 2305-6320).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Litscher
TCM Research Center Graz, Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, and Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, the Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 39, 8036 Graz, Austria
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Interests: evidence-based complementary medicine; integrative medicine; laser medicine; high-tech acupuncture; neuromonitoring
Auricular medicine is a traditional method. It includes auricular diagnosis, as well as auriculotherapy and auricular preventive medicine. Exemplarily ear acupuncture has been successfully used in various fields of medicine, especially for pain relief. The scope of its application in clinical care has grown immensely, hence, our call for this Special Issue.
The introduction of lasers, especially low-level lasers, to auriculotherapy brought a quantifiable modality to the repertoire of modaltities already available to clinicians, including needles, electro-stimulation, acupressure, liquid stimulation, and vibrations.
This Special Issue focuses on historical background, development and anatomical and neurological/neurophysiological aspects of auricular medicine and also on the different methods of ear diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The Special Issue is open to all manuscripts on all types of ear stimulation methods. Theoretical, animal experimental studies, investigations in healthy volunteers, short reports, letters to the editors, study designs and clinical studies, and case reports and photo essays are welcome.
We look forward to your valuable manuscript. Together with the managing editorial team from Medicines we will do our best to support you by publishing your important data.
Dr. Im Quah-Smith
Prof. DDr. Gerhard Litscher
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- Auricular medicine
- ear acupuncture
- auricular diagnosis
- auricular preventive medicine