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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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Comparison of VAS score between menstrual period and nonmenstrual period in two groups (mm).
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fig4: Comparison of VAS score between menstrual period and nonmenstrual period in two groups (mm).

Mentions: Using nonparametric test, we compared VAS score between groups in menstrual period and nonmenstrual period (corrected value P′ = 0.00833). VAS score of the observation group in the menstrual period was significantly higher than that in the nonmenstrual period, while there was no significant difference between two periods in the control group. In menstrual period, VAS score of the observation group was significantly higher than that of the control group, P < P′. In nonmenstrual period, VAS score of the observation group was higher than that of the control group, while there was no significant difference, P > P′ (Figure 4, Table 3).


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)

Comparison of VAS score between menstrual period and nonmenstrual period in two groups (mm).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig4: Comparison of VAS score between menstrual period and nonmenstrual period in two groups (mm).
Mentions: Using nonparametric test, we compared VAS score between groups in menstrual period and nonmenstrual period (corrected value P′ = 0.00833). VAS score of the observation group in the menstrual period was significantly higher than that in the nonmenstrual period, while there was no significant difference between two periods in the control group. In menstrual period, VAS score of the observation group was significantly higher than that of the control group, P < P′. In nonmenstrual period, VAS score of the observation group was higher than that of the control group, while there was no significant difference, P > P′ (Figure 4, Table 3).

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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