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The Study of Dynamic Characteristic of Acupoints Based on the Primary Dysmenorrhea Patients with the Tenderness Reflection on Diji (SP 8).

Chen S, Miao Y, Nan Y, Wang Y, Zhao Q, He E, Sun Y, Zhao J - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Bottom Line: In TCM theory, acupoint is not a fixed point but a portal with dynamic characteristics where the channel qi enters and flows out.In this study, finger pressing and algometer were applied in Diji (SP 8) area of participants in menstrual period and nonmenstrual period, respectively, to detect the tenderness occurrence rate, the VAS score of the tenderest point, the tenderness threshold of the tenderest point, and the location of the tenderest point.The result suggests that the acupoint may not be a fixed location but a point in a dynamic state within a certain range in time and space varying with different physiological and pathological status.

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Affiliation: Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 5 Haiyuncang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China.

ABSTRACT
In TCM theory, acupoint is not a fixed point but a portal with dynamic characteristics where the channel qi enters and flows out. The dynamic characteristics have been verified primarily by detecting the tenderness reaction on Diji (SP 8) in primary dysmenorrhea patients. In this study, finger pressing and algometer were applied in Diji (SP 8) area of participants in menstrual period and nonmenstrual period, respectively, to detect the tenderness occurrence rate, the VAS score of the tenderest point, the tenderness threshold of the tenderest point, and the location of the tenderest point. The result suggests that the acupoint may not be a fixed location but a point in a dynamic state within a certain range in time and space varying with different physiological and pathological status.

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Mentions: After the VAS assessment, the participants were instructed to rest for 10 minutes. Then, the pain threshold of the tenderest point was detected using an algometer (National Patent number: ZL200520142236.5; Product Publication number: CN2862954; Manufacturer: Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology Affiliated to Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Science; Place of Production: Beijing) (Figure 2).


The Study of Dynamic Characteristic of Acupoints Based on the Primary Dysmenorrhea Patients with the Tenderness Reflection on Diji (SP 8).

Chen S, Miao Y, Nan Y, Wang Y, Zhao Q, He E, Sun Y, Zhao J - Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015)

Algometer.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig2: Algometer.
Mentions: After the VAS assessment, the participants were instructed to rest for 10 minutes. Then, the pain threshold of the tenderest point was detected using an algometer (National Patent number: ZL200520142236.5; Product Publication number: CN2862954; Manufacturer: Institute of Orthopedics and Traumatology Affiliated to Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine Science; Place of Production: Beijing) (Figure 2).

Bottom Line: In TCM theory, acupoint is not a fixed point but a portal with dynamic characteristics where the channel qi enters and flows out.In this study, finger pressing and algometer were applied in Diji (SP 8) area of participants in menstrual period and nonmenstrual period, respectively, to detect the tenderness occurrence rate, the VAS score of the tenderest point, the tenderness threshold of the tenderest point, and the location of the tenderest point.The result suggests that the acupoint may not be a fixed location but a point in a dynamic state within a certain range in time and space varying with different physiological and pathological status.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, No. 5 Haiyuncang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China.

ABSTRACT
In TCM theory, acupoint is not a fixed point but a portal with dynamic characteristics where the channel qi enters and flows out. The dynamic characteristics have been verified primarily by detecting the tenderness reaction on Diji (SP 8) in primary dysmenorrhea patients. In this study, finger pressing and algometer were applied in Diji (SP 8) area of participants in menstrual period and nonmenstrual period, respectively, to detect the tenderness occurrence rate, the VAS score of the tenderest point, the tenderness threshold of the tenderest point, and the location of the tenderest point. The result suggests that the acupoint may not be a fixed location but a point in a dynamic state within a certain range in time and space varying with different physiological and pathological status.

No MeSH data available.


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