[Recent developments of the study on the energy metabolism in the meridians].

Author: Wang K, Wang XZ, Guo Y, Guo YM.
Research Center of Experimental Acupuncture Science, Tianjin University of TCM, Tianjin 300193, China.
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2011 Apr
Other: Volume ID: 31 , Issue ID: 4 , Pages: 381-4 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 91

Based on the literatures retrieved on CNKI and PubMed database in recent twenty years, the major indices of meridian activities, for instance, ATP, oxygen partial pressure, transcutaneous CO2 emission, pH value, temperature, and the energy metabolic characters along the meridians, are analyzed and summarized in this paper. The selection requirements of study subjects, the acupoint selection principles, and research methods are introduced in great detail according to selecting appropriate pathological model, applying the specifity of acupoints and the physiologic characteristics of meridians in order to establish cooperation among relevant fields.

PMID: 21528611