[Characteristics of infrared radiation of meridians and acupoints].

Author: Zheng JJ, Shen XY, Zhao Y.
College of Acupuncture and Massage, Shanghai University of TCM, Shanghai 201203, China. juan_9040303@126.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2010 Oct
Other: Volume ID: 30 , Issue ID: 10 , Pages: 831-4 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 172

Infrared radiation temperature and characteristics of infrared spectrum of meridians and acupoints are summarized in this article. The infrared radiant track along the running course of meridians might be a ubiquitous phenomenon of the vital activity. The high temperature bands below the meridian lines at the cuticular layer are often taken as the manifestation of the tract. It could be induced by various stimulations on acupoints with warm-needling as the best causative method. High temperature and low resistance are considered as 2 features of the acupoint zone. The adenosine-triphosphate energy metabolism of the acupoint zone is higher than the non-point zone, which indicates that essential physiological and pathological information are carried by infrared radiation temperature of acupoint and infrared spectrum of acupoint. However, it is realized that study on characteristics of infrared radiation only is far from enough to reveal the essence of meridians and acupoints. And much still remains to be done in strengthening basic studies of characteristics of infrared radiation, structure pattern of meridians and acupoints as well as volt-ampere characteristics.