Author: Zhu SP, Luo L, Zhang L, Shen SX, Ren XX, Guo MW, Yang JM, Shen XY, Xu YS, Ji B, Zhu J, Li XH, Zhang LF.
School of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China.
Conference/Journal: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med.
Date published: 2013
Other: Volume ID: 2013 , Pages: 518784 , Word Count: 108
De-qi refers to the participant's subjective sensations and objective body responses as well as the acupuncturist's perceptions while the acupuncturist needles certain acupoints in the participant's body. In recent years, De-qi is getting increasing attention of the researchers and many efforts have been made to understand its mechanism. By the broad literature survey, this paper explores the subjective De-qi sensation of the patients, its influencing factors, and the resulting physiological responses. The purpose of this paper is expected to find out a possible mechanism of De-qi and to provide certain scientific evidence for acupuncture fundamental research and clinical practice.
PMID: 24194782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] PMCID: PMC3781993