[Progresses of study on correlativity of qi-arrival of needling with clinical therapeutic effect and its action mechanism]

Author: Guan LP, Liu CZ.
Tianjin University of TCM, Tianjin 300193, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2009 Nov
Other: Volume ID: 29 , Issue ID: 11 , Pages: 945-8 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 93

Arrival of qi, an important component of traditional theory of acupuncture and moxibustion, is the key factor in determining clinical therapeutic effect of acupuncture. The authors summarize the indication of qi-arrival, correlativity of qi-arrival with clinical therapeutic effect and its action mechanism through reviewing modern clinical research. At present, there is more subjective in the study on qi-arrival, so the key problem in research on qi-arrival is how the qi-arrival state is measured by an objective quantization standard. The cerebral function imaging, a new technique, may be used in objectification research on qi-arrival.