Feature Papers in Integrative Medicine

A special issue of Sci (ISSN 2413-4155). This special issue belongs to the section "Integrative Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 3918

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Head of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and Chairman of the TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: photobiomodulation; laser therapy; laser acupuncture; laser medicine; evidence-based complementary medicine
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Dear Colleagues,

So-called integrative medicine has become an integral part of the entire field of modern medicine. As of now (August 2022), there are more than 60,000 articles listed on PubMed. In the field of integrative laser medicine alone, the number of scientific papers has increased twenty-fold since 2015. This Special Issue is intended to point out pioneering new paths in the field of integrative medicine and also to represent important milestones. Only high-quality scientifically based manuscripts on all areas of integrative medicine are requested. We, the MDPI team and I, look forward to receiving your interesting manuscripts.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Litscher
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Keywords

  • integrative medicine
  • complementary medicine
  • preventive medicine
  • laser medicine
  • photobiomodulation
  • acupuncture
  • traditional medicine
  • traditional Chinese medicine

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Integrative Medicine and Helmet Constructions—A Feature Article about Milestones and Perspectives
Sci 2022, 4(4), 38; https://doi.org/10.3390/sci4040038 - 08 Oct 2022
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Helmet designs have not only been used successfully in integrative medicine for decades in acupuncture research, but they are also increasingly being used in the field of transcranial photobiomodulation (TPBM), primarily in so-called mental diseases. The author of this article has been dealing [...] Read more.
Helmet designs have not only been used successfully in integrative medicine for decades in acupuncture research, but they are also increasingly being used in the field of transcranial photobiomodulation (TPBM), primarily in so-called mental diseases. The author of this article has been dealing with developed helmet constructions for neuromonitoring for over 25 years and not only gives an overview of the development of these methods, but also shows new methods and perspectives. The future of this branch of research certainly lies in the development of so-called sensor-controlled therapy helmets for TPBM. Full article
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Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus by Acupuncture: Dynamics of Blood Glucose Level and Its Mathematical Modelling
Sci 2023, 5(4), 38; https://doi.org/10.3390/sci5040038 - 26 Sep 2023
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The aim of this research is to present the effects of acupuncture treatment on morning blood glucose level (BGL) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients, and to describe them by a predictive model. The morning BGL is measured after overnight fasting during [...] Read more.
The aim of this research is to present the effects of acupuncture treatment on morning blood glucose level (BGL) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients, and to describe them by a predictive model. The morning BGL is measured after overnight fasting during a three-month long acupuncture treatment for two persons diagnosed with T2DM and is compared with the BGL of two persons in similar health conditions taking only metformin-based drugs. It is shown that the morning BGL is highly affected by each single acupuncture treatment and by the number of the already applied treatments. Significant lowering of BGL after each treatment is observed, as well as an overall BGL lowering effect, which is the result of the repeated acupuncture. The observed BGL reduction was found to be maintained during a follow-up performed a year after the acupuncture. The measured BGL dynamics curves are analyzed and described by a model. This model describes well all of the key features of the measured BGL dynamics and provides personal parameters that describe the BGL regulation. The model is used to simulate BGL regulation by acupuncture performed with different frequencies. It can be used generally to predict the effects of acupuncture on BGL and to optimize the time between two treatments. The results will enable a better understanding of acupuncture application in diabetes, and a prediction of its effects in diabetes treatment. Full article
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