G Litscher. High-Tech Acupuncture®, A Scientific Interdisciplinary Website. The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine. 2000 Volume 1 Number 1.
High-Tech Acupuncture®, A Scientific Interdisciplinary Website is introduced to the readers in this brief review. Visit the site at
Scientific studies with sophisticated biomedical technology have shown that the key to understanding how acupuncture works, and thus demystifying the method, lies in the brain. Multifunctional high-tech monitoring equipment developed in Graz can reproducibly and objectively demonstrate and measure the effects of needle [1,2] laser [1,2], and laserneedle  stimulation in the brain.
New biomedical technology and the internet are exerting also a tremendous influence on scientific exploration of alternative medicine with its different disciplines like acupuncture. Alternative medicine is a very frequently searched topic on the internet. High Tech Acupuncture® (Fig. 1) is an international website which emphasizes description of scientifically based information relevant to different aspects of acupuncture.
Themes cover a wide range of new biomedical technology used in acupuncture research. Information is intended to reach an interdisciplinary audience. The website also presents research reports, book reviews, and a listing of publications on the topic High-Tech Acupuncture®.
Comments from acupuncture experts and from Prof. Richard R. Ernst (Nobelprize Laureate 1991) are presented. In addition the website contains selected publications authored by our research group. The main areas of focus include Computer-Controlled Acupuncture® and Computer-Controlled Laserpuncture.