A selective list of research papers

1.Histological study of skin treated with moxa.Shimetaro Hara. Fukuoka University Medical Journal. 1929; 22:2. Old Japanese.

2.Recovery tendencies of tuberculous animals treated with moxa. Shimetaro Hara. Fukuoka University Medical Journal. 1929; 22: 5. Old Japanese.

3.Tuberculosis and moxibustion.Shimetaro Hara. Jiechi Ika to Rinsho. 1929: 6: 9. Old Japanese.

4.Effects of moxa on subcutaneous histocyte cells. (1 & 2) Shinji Ota 1930. Nihon Biseibu-tsugaku Zasshi; 24: 4. Old Japanese.

5.Effects of moxibustion on splenic function of leucocytes and in gamma-irradiated mice under general and local anasthaesia.Chinese Publication of uncertain provenance – approx 1980.

6.Effects of Electronic Moxibustion on Immune Response 1. Watanabe S, Hakata H, Matsuo K, Hara H, Hara Shimetaro. Journal of Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1981;31(1): 42-50. Japanese.

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7.Accuvaccination. Singh, B.K. Paper delivered to World Acupuncture Conference, Colombo 1982.http://www.bhupendratechniques.com/Research/Theories/Acuvaccination

8.Effects of Electronic Moxibustion on Immune Response 2. Watanabe S, Matsuo K, Hara H, Hirose K, Hara Shimetaro. Journal of Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1982;32(1): 20-26.Japanese.

9.Effect of moxibustion on the phagocytic activity in mice. Okozaki M, Furuya E, Kasahara T, Sakamoto K. . Journal of Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1982;32(2): 9-16.Japanese.

10.Effect of moxibustion on the phagocytic activity in mice. Okozaki M, Furuya E, Kasahara T, Sakamoto K. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 1983. Vol XI; No. 1-4: 112-122.

11.Effect of moxibustion on the cellular immunocompetence of gamma-irradiated mice. Hau D M, Wu J C, Chang Y H, Hwang J T. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 1988; 3: 157-163.

12.An electron microscopic study of the acupuncture or moxibustion stimulated regional skin and lymph node in experimental animals. Kimura M, Mastrogiovanni F, Toda S, Kuroiwa K, Tohya K, Sugata R, Ohnishi M. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 1988: 16(3-4): 159-167.

13.Changes of content of blood serum through moxibustion on acupoint equivalents. Sakamoto K, Kasahara T, Sakurai Y.Journal of Japanese Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 1988; 38(3): 320-325. Japanese

14.Suppression of the DTH reaction in mice by means of moxibustion at electro-permeable points. Tohya et al. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 1989; 17(3-4):139-144.

15.A study on Radical Scavenging Effects of Moxa. Ohnishi M, Toda S, Sugata R, Tohya K, Kuroiwa K, Kimura M. Journal of Japanese Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 1990; 40(4): 377-379. Japanese

16.Protective effect of moxibustion for mounbtain sickness Homma Y, Murai M. Journal of Japanese Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion.1991; 41(3): 346-352.

17.Effect of moxibustion on the growth of primary tumor, pulmonary metastases and immune responses in mice bearing Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC). Utsunomiya Y. Bulletin ofMeiji University Oriental Medicine. 1995; 16: 27-38. Japanese.

18.The immune system and acupuncture moxibustion. Amagai T, Itoi M. J Japan Society ofAcupuncture and Moxibustion. 1996; 46(4): 315-25. Japanese.

19.Studies on anti-inflammatory and immune effects of moxibustion. Tang Z, Song X, Li J, Hou Z, Xu S. Chen Tzu Yen Chiu 1996;21(2):67-70. Chinese.

20.Immunohistochemical expressions of HSP and CGRP induced by moxibustion stimulation in the peripheral neurons of CH3/HENCrJ mice.Nakanishi H.; Chiba A, Chichibu S. Neuoroscience Research. 1997; 21(1): 79-79.

21.Influence of direct moxibustion with moxa cones the size of a grice grain on cell count and proportion of leucocytes in rabbit and human peripheral blood. Yamashita H, Tanno Y, Ichiman Y, Nishijo K, Takahashi M. Japanese Journal of Oriental Medicine. 1998; 48: 599-608. Japanese.

22.Effects of Moxibustion on the Enhancement of Serum Antibody in Rabbit against Staphylococcus aureusYamashita H, Ichiman Y, Takahashi M, Nishijo K. American Jounral of Chinese Medicine 1998:26.1;29-37. (also Japanese Journal of Oriental Medicine. 1996; 47: 457-64. Japanese)

23.Appearance of peculiar vessels with immunohistological features of high endothelial venules in the dermis of moxibustion-stimulated rat skin. Tohya K, Urabe S, Igarashi J, Tomura T, Take A, Kimura M. American Journal of Chinese Medicine 2000; 28: 425-33.

24.Changes in peripheral lymphocyte subpopulations after direct moxibustion. Yamashita H, Ichiman Y, Tanno Y. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2001; 29 (2): 611-621.

25.Effects of moxa-cone moxibustion at Guanyuan on erythrocytic immunity and its regulative function in tumor-bearing mice.Wu P, Cao Y, Wu J. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2001 Mar; 21(1): 68-71.

26.Diverse biological activities of moxa extract and smoke. Hitosugi N, Ohno R, Hatsukari S et al. In Vivo. 2001 May-Jun; 15(3) 249-54. Japanese.

27.Present Research on Moxibustion. Aizawa S, Menjo Y, Tohya K, Nakanishi H, Toda S. Journal of Japanese Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion. 2003; 53(5): 601-613. Japanese.

28.Effects of moxibustion at shenque (CV 8) on serum IL-12 level and NK cell activities in mice with transplanted tumor.Qiu X; Chen K; Tong L; Shu X; Lu X; Wen H; Deng C. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2004 Mar; 24(1): 56-8..

29.Effects of moxibustion at Zusanli (St36) on alteration of Natural Killer Cell activity in rats. Choi G S, Han J B, Park J H, Oh S D, Lee G S, Bae H S, Jung S K, Cho Y W, Ahn H J, Min B I. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 2004 Mar; 32(1): 303-312.

30.The study of Standardisation Plan and Uselfulness of Moxa Combustion.Geon-mok L, Kil-soong L, Seung-hun L, Jong-duk C, Eun-mi S, Jung-sun C, Yang-jung K. Journal of Korean Acupuncture and Moxibustion Society 2003; 20(6):63-79. (reprinted in Journal of JSAM 2004; 54(4): 604-619.

31.Assesment of the Function of Peritoneal Macrophages in Rats treated with long term direct moxibustion. Matsuo t, Kasahar Y, Kuibayashi K Journal of the Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2005;1:36-42.

32.Effect of moxibustion on the hemodynamics of cutaneous and sub-cutaneous tissue.- comparison between five-cone and seven-cone moxibustion. Tawa M, Kitakoji H, Sakai T, Yano T.Japan Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2005; 55 (4): 538-548. Japanese.

33.Literature Documentation of Basic Research on Immunological Effect by Acupuncture and/or Moxibustion Treatment Immunological Research Committee for Acupuncture and Moxibustion. Tohya K, Fukazawa Y, Kasahara Y, Okuda M, Tahara S, Kuribayashi K. Japan Journal of Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2006; 56 (5): 767-778.Japanese.

34.Do Japanese Style Acupuncture and Moxibustion Reduce Symptoms of the Common Cold? Kawakita, Shichidou et al (EBM working group, Research Department,the Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (JSAM), 2007. http://ecam.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/nem055v1

35.Study on Moxibustion: Elucidation of Characteristics of Moxa. Ozaki A, Aizawa S, Toda S, Kumamoto K, Ebara S, Koike T. Journal of the Japan Society of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, 2008. 58 (1): 32-50. Japanese .

36.Direct Moxa and Immune Response – a Review Study. Part 1 Young M, Craig J. The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 2009. 6 (3): 54-60.

37.Direct Moxa and Immune Response – a Review Study. Part 2 Young M, Craig J. The European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 2010.In print.