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Editor-in-Chief

Gerhard Litscher, MSc, PhD, MDsc
Professor and Head of the Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, of the Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, and of the TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
E-Mail: gerhard.litscher@medunigraz.at
Website: https://forschung.medunigraz.at/fodok/suchen.person_uebersicht?sprache_in=en&menue_
id_in=101&id_in=90698420

Research Interests: biomedical engineering; neuromonitoring in anesthesia and intensive care medicine; high-tech acupuncture; laserneedle medicine; complementary and integrative laser medicine; evidence-based complementary medicine

Editorial Board

Steven K. H. Aung, MD
1. Director and Clinical Professor, Integrative Health Institute (IHI), Departments of Medicine and Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Canada
2. Adjunct Professor, Faculties of Extension, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rehabilitation Medicine, and School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2C8, Canada
E-Mail: draung@aung.com
Websites: http://www.aung.com; https://uofa.ualberta.ca/integrative-health-institute/directors/steven-aung
Research Interests: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); acupuncture; integrative medicine

James D. Adams, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
E-mails: jadams@usc.edu
Website: https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/faculty/profile/?id=372
Research Interests: California Indian healing; traditional healing; medicinal plants; phytochemistry; pharmacology; pain; stroke

Francesca Borrelli, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Naples Federico II, Via D. Montesano, 49, 80131 Naples, Italy
E-Mail: franborr@unina.it
Website: https://www.docenti.unina.it/francesca.borrelli
Research Interests: gastroenterology; intestinal motility; colorectal cancer; inflammatory bowel diseases; obstetrics and gynecology; menopause; inflammation; complementary medicine; cannabinoids; medicinal plants; herbal medicines; phytotherapy

Giacinto Bagetta, MD
Professor, Section of Preclinical and Translational Pharmacology, Department of Pharmacy, Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Italy
E-mail: g.bagetta@unical.it
Website: https://gbagetta.jimdo.com/home/curriculum-vitae-bagetta/
Research Interests: pharmacology; toxicology; neuroscience; cell and molecular mechanism; neuritis; brain damage; natural products(animals and plants); essential oils; mechanisms of neuropathic pain

Shilin Chen, PhD
Director and Professor, Institute of Chinese Materia Medica, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, WHO Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine, Beijing 100700, China
E-Mail: chenshilin@icmm.ac.cn
Website: http://www.icmm.ac.cn/yw/201104/309.html
Research Interests: resource and identification of traditional Chinese medicine; pharmacognosy

William Chi-shing Cho, PhD
Department of Clinical Oncology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Hong Kong, China
E-mails: williamcscho@gmail.com
Research Interests: cancer biomarker; Chinese medicine; diabetes mellitus; evidence-based medicine; genomics; microRNA; molecular diagnostics; nasopharyngeal carcinoma; non-small cell lung cancer; proteomics

Raymond Chuen-Chung CHANG, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Sciences, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, China
E-mails: rccchang@hku.hk
Research Interests: neurodegeneration; pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease; molecular mechanisms of risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease dementia; lewy body dementias; neuroimmune responses / neuroimmunology; vision loss in Alzheimer’s disease; molecular signaling of neurodegeneration

Lisa A. Conboy, MA, MS, ScD
1. Instructor in Medicine, Part-time, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2. Director of Research Department, The New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS University, Newton, MA, USA
3. Founding member, Researcher, Kripalu Center for Yoga and health, Stockbridge, MA, USA
E-mails: Lisa_conboy@hms.harvard.edu
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-conboy-a439b2/
Research Interests: the associations between social factors and health; women's health; complementary and alternative medicine; qualitative research methodology; yoga; Ayurveda; Chinese medicine; acupuncture; meditation; mind-body therapies; placebo; patient-practitioner relationship; consciousness and health

Edwin L. Cooper, PhD, SCD, Distinguished Professor
1. Laboratory of Comparative Immunology, Department of Neurobiology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
2. Founding Editor in Chief, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 1977
3. Founding Editor in Chief, eCAM, 2004
E-mails: cooper@mednet.ucla.edu
Website: https://ccim.med.ucla.edu/?page_id=186
Research Interests: antimicrobial peptides; CAM mechanisms with applications to biomedicine; comparative immunology; invertebrate immune systems; evolution of neuroimmune systems

Trisha Dunning, PhD
1. Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
2. Chair in Nursing and Director of Centre for Nursing and Allied Health Research, Deakin University and Barwon Health, Geelong, VIC 3220, Australia
E-Mail: trisha.dunning@deakin.edu.au
Website: https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/19822/Prof-Trisha-Dunning
Research Interests: older people with diabetes; diabetes and palliative; end of life care; complementary and alternative medicine

Brenda Golianu, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94304, USA
E-Mail: bgolianu@stanford.edu
Website: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/brenda-golianu
Research Interests: integrative pediatric medicine; perioperative and pain medicine; acupuncture; laser acupuncture; acupressure

Armando Enrique Gonzalez-Stuart, PhD
Research Scientist, School of Pharmacy, University of Texas at El Paso, 1101 N Campbell, Room 700, El Paso, TX 79902, USA
E-Mail: asgonzalez1@utep.edu
Website: http://www.herbalsafety.utep.edu
Research Interests: alternative medicine; phytotherapy; ethno-pharmacology; toxicology

Manuel Fernandes-Ferreira, PhD
1. Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal
2. Director, Course of Doctoral programs, University of Porto, Portugal
3. President, Scientific Committee, Portugal
4. CITAB – Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-Environmental and Biological Sciences, Vila Real, Portugal
E-mails: manuel.fernandes.ferreira@gmail.com
Website: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3703-0564
Research Interests: plant biotechnology; plant biochemistry; food nutrition; functional food; medicinal and aromatic plants; essential oils

Michael Frass, MD
1. Professor, Department of Medicine I, Clinical Division of Oncology, Medical University Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2. Director, Outpatients Unit “Homeopathy in Malignant Disease”, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
3. Chairperson, WissHom (Scientific Society for Homeopathy), Köthen, Germany
4. Chairman, Institute for Homeopathic Research
E-mails: michael.frass@meduniwien.ac.at
Website: http://www.ordination-frass.at/
Research Interests: internal medicine; intensive care medicine; experimental and clinical homeopathy; airway management; intubation; emergency medicine

Gabriella Hegyi, MD. MSc. PhD
Professor, PTE ETK Dietary and CAM Department, TCM Confucius Institute, Pecs University, 1196 Budapest, Hungary
E-mails: drhegyi@hu.inter.net
Website: www.yamamoto.hu
Research Interests: acupuncture; homeopathy; manuale medicine; integrative medicine; complementary and alternative medicine; mechanic and electromagnetic biostimulation; internal medicine; general medicine

Steve Jackowicz, MAc, LAc, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Acupuncture Institute, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT 06604, USA
E-Mail: sjackowicz@bridgeport.edu
Website: http://www.bridgeport.edu/academics/schools-colleges/acupuncture-institute/faculty/stephen-jackowicz-m-ac-l-ac-ph-d/
Research Interests: acupuncture; alternative health practices; East Asian medical history; transnational medical diaspora; ethno-specific medical approaches; Daoism

Fengxia Liang, PhD
Professor, Deputy Director of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Institute, Associate Dean of Acupuncture & Moxibustion and Othopaedic College, Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430061, China
E-Mail: fxliang5@hotmail.com
Research Interests: acupuncture; moxibustion

Daniela Litscher, MSc, PhD
TCM Research Center Graz, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
E-Mail: daniela.litscher@medunigraz.at
Website: https://forschung.medunigraz.at/fodok/suchen.person_uebersicht?sprache_in=en&menue_id_in
=101 &id_in=2006070

Research Interests: pharmacopuncture; laser acupuncture

Cun-Zhi Liu, PhD
Professor, Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100010, China
E-Mail: lcz623780@126.com
Website: http://www.bjzhongyi.com
Research Interests: acupuncture; moxibustion

Michael D. Lumpkin, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Division of Integrative Physiology, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC 20057, USA
E-Mail: mlumpk01@georgetown.edu
Website: http://explore.georgetown.edu/people/mlumpk01
Research Interests: stress physiology; stress-related diseases; neuroimmunology; neuroendocrinology; stress hormones; mind-body medicine; integrative medicine

Sing Kai Lo, PhD
Associate Vice President (Graduate Studies) and Dean of Graduate School, The Education University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China
E-mails: skl@eduhk.hk
Website: https://oraas0.ied.edu.hk/rich/web/people_details.jsp?pid=107789
Research Interests: epidemiological methods; social and personal wellbeing; traditional Chinese medicine

Thomas Lundeberg, MD, PhD, Acc Prof
1. Medical director, Insurance medicine, Danderyds Hospital AB, Sweden
2. Medical advisor, Medeon, Malmö, Sweden
3. Editor in Chief, Acupuncture and Related Therapies, Elsevier
E-mails: thomas.lundeberg@ds.se
Website: https://independent.academia.edu/Lundeberg
Research Interests: acupuncture; integrative physiology; pain; biotechnology; analytical chemistry

Sanghamitra M. Misra, MD
Assistant Professor, Academic General Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
E-Mail: smisra@bcm.edu
Website: https://www.bcm.edu/people/view/sanghamitra-misra-m-d-b-a/b25d7c60-ffed-11e2-be68-
080027880ca6

Research Interests: hospital-based integrative medicine; CAM use in underserved populations; integrative therapies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and asthma; integrative medicine education

Kylie O'Brien, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor, Director of Education, Director Integrative Chinese Medicine Centre, National Institute of Integrative Medicine, 11-23 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn Vic 3122, Australia
E-mails: kylieobrien@niim.com.au
Website: https://www.niim.com.au/research/academic-staff/associate-professor-kylie-o%E2%80%99brien
Research Interests: Chinese medicine (herbal medicine, acupuncture); Toyohari meridian therapy; public health; higher education curriculum development

Im Quah-Smith, MD, PhD
1. Research Associate, CHeBA, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
2. Independent Medical Researcher, Roseville Wellness Group, Roseville, NSW 2069, Australia
E-Mail: quahsmith@gmail.com
Website: http://www.rosevillewellnessgroup.com.au/our-people/dr-im-quah-smith
Research Interests: acupuncture; auriculotherapy; laser; neuromodulation based healing approaches; brain sciences; meditation; higher consciousness research; stress management; mental health and wellbeing; preventative care

Ilhan Oztekin, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Algology (Pain Medicine) Section, Trakya University Medical Faculty, Edirne, TURKEY.
E-mails: ilhanoztekin@gmailcom; ioztekin@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.ilhanoztekin.com
Research Interests: anesthesia of heart and vascular; chest; intensive care; esophageal echocardiography; algology (interventional pain therapy); acupuncture.

Kyu Hyun Park, MD, PhD
1. Emeritus Professor, Neurology, School of Medicine, Pusan National University, Pusan, 46241 Korea
2. Professor, Department of Neurology, Jungang Nara Hospital, Pusan, 602739 Korea
E-mail: qhynbak@pusan.ac.kr
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyu-hyun-park-539556b1/
Research interests: cerebral blood flow; headache; stroke; movement disorder; dementia; neuromuscular disorders and neuroelectrophysiology; acupuncture

Monica Robotin, PhD
1. Associate Professor and Medical Specialist (Surgeon), School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
2. Medical Director, Cancer Council NSW, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011, Australia
E-Mail: monica.robotin@sydney.edu.au
Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/monica.robotin.php
Research Interests: liver cancer prevention; economic modeling; integrative medicine

Beverly Rubik, PhD
1. President and Founder, Institute for Frontier Science, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
2. Professor, Energy Medicine University, Oakland, CA 94611, USA
E-Mail: brubik@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.energymedicineuniversity.org/faculty/rubik.html
Research Interests: energy medicine; electrohypersensitivity; mind-body science; consciousness studies; basic and clinical research in alternative, complementary, and integrative health; integrative health practices; holistic health assessment; anti-aging; enhanced self-care; East-West perspectives on consciousness, health, healing, and the mind-body interactions; yoga; qigong

Karol Sikora, MA, MBBChir, PhD, FRCR, FRCP, FFPM
Dean and Professor, School of Medicine, University of Buckingham, Buckingham, MK18 1EG, UK
E-Mails: ksikora@proton-int.com; karol.sikora@buckingham.ac.uk
Website: http://www.buckingham.ac.uk/directory/professor-karol-sikora
Research Interests: cancer - complementary medicine; clinical trials; psychosocial care in cancer; clinical outcomes; integrated care pathways

Jack Warren Salmon, PhD
Professor of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
E-Mail: jsjwsalmon@gmail.com
Website: http://www.drjacksalmon.com
Research Interests: corporatization of medicine and pharmacy; managed care pharmacy; urban health care delivery; comparative health care systems; global pharmaceutical industry developments; alternative and complimentary medicines; selected health policy issues

Joao Bosco Guerreiro da Silva, PhD
Professor of Acupuncture Service, Department of Medicine II,Rio Preto Medical School (Famerp),Brazil
E-mails: jbgsilva@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.bv.fapesp.br/pt/pesquisador/666033/joao-bosco-guerreiro-da-silva/
Research Interests: clinical acupuncture; acupuncture in pregnancy; acupuncture education; herbal medicine; integrative medicine

Venkat Sharma, PhD
Dean and Professor, College of Science and Health, William Paterson University of New Jersey, Wayne, NJ, USA
E-mails: sharmav@wpunj.edu
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/venkat-sharma-93351928/
Research Interests: transcription and cytokine biology; immunology; nano-Immunology; biochemistry of leukemia; HIV-associated B-cell lymphomas and biomedical ethics

Stephanie Tjen-A-Looi, PhD
Project Scientist, Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, USA
E-mails: stjenalo@uni.edu
Website: http://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=5153
Research Interests: neurophysiology; acupuncture; cardiovascular regulation; immunohistochemistry

Dana Ullman, MPH, CCH
1. Founder, Homeopathic Educational Services (www.homeopathic.com)
2. President, Foundation for Homeopathic Education and Research
3. Former elected Board member, National Center for Homeopathy
4. Former consultant to CAM centers at Harvard, Columbia, and University of Alaska Schools of Medicine
5. Author of 10 books on homeopathic medicine, including "Everybody's Guide to Homeopathic Medicine," "The Homeopathic Revolution: Why Famous People and Cultural Heroes Choose Homeopathic Medicine," "Homeopathic Medicines for Children and Infants," and "Discovering Homeopathy: Medicine for the 21st Century"
6. Author of 4 chapters on homeopathy in medical textbooks, including a leading textbook on pain management ("Weiner's Pain Management") and two books published by Oxford University Press (including "Integrative Oncology")
E-mails: dana@homeopathic.com
Website: https://homeopathic.com https://homeopathicfamilymedicine.com
Research Interests: homeopathic medicine; natural medicine; evidence based homeopathy; nanopharmacology; alternative medicine

Lu Wang, MD
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria
E-Mail: wangluwien@hotmail.com
Website: https://forschung.medunigraz.at/fodok/suchen.person_uebersicht?sprache_in=en&menue_id_
in=101&id_in=2001018

Research Interests: general medicine; acupuncture; Chinese diagnose and herbal medicine; laserneedle medicine; complementary and integrated medicine

Leonard Wisneski, MD, FACP
1. Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, George Washington University, USA
2. Adjunct Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University, USA
3. Faculty position, Department of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Colorado, USA
4. Chairman of the Board, Integrative Health Policy Consortium (IHPC)
E-mails: drwisneski@earthlink.net
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leonard-wisneski-9924a47/
Research Interests: integrative medicine; endocrinology; clinical research; medical education; internal medicine; holistic health; pain management; family medicine

Jenny Wilkinson, PhD
1. Associate Professor, Physiology, Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia
2. Course Director, Faculty of Science, Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia
E-mails: jwilkinson@csu.edu.au
Website: https://science.csu.edu.au/staff-contacts/profiles/course-director/jenny-wilkinson
Research Interests: complementary medicine; complementary therapies; essential oils; honey; Australian native plants

Zhang-Jin Zhang, BMed, MMed, PhD
Professor and Associate Director (Clinic) of School of Chinese Medicine, Honorary Professor of Department of Psychiatry, and Honorary Professor of Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
E-Mail: zhangzj@hku.hk
Website: http://www.scm.hku.hk/document/Prof_Zhang_Jin_ZHANG_biography%20_2013-01-09.pdf
Research Interests: Chinese medicine; acupuncture; herb-drug interactions; neural mechanisms of acupuncture effects; neuropsychiatric disorders