||Ch. 1. Acupuncture analgesia - basic research -- Ch. 2. Mechanisms of acupuncture analgesia produced by low frequency electrical stimulation of acupuncture points -- Ch. 3. Opioid and antiopioid peptides: a model of Yin-Yang balance in acupuncture mechanisms of pain modulation -- Ch. 4. The past, present, and future of Meridian System Research -- Ch. 5. Functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain in the investigation of acupuncture -- Ch. 6. Neurophysiological basis of auricular acupuncture -- Ch. 7. Assessing clinical efficacy of acupuncture: what has been learned from systematic reviews of acupuncture? -- Ch. 8. An overview of acupuncture in the treatment of stroke, addiction, and other health problems -- Ch. 9. Beyond numbers: qualitative research methods for Oriental medicine -- Ch. 10. Proposed standards of acupuncture treatment for clinical studies -- Ch. 11. Assessing clinical efficacy of acupuncture: considerations for designing future acupuncture trials -- Ch. 12. Future directions for research on the physiology of acupuncture.