[Effect of acupuncture on the activity of gastrointestinal electricity].

Author: Wu S, Li J, Liang FX, Jin HY, Wang H.
College of Acupuncture and Orthopedics, Hubei University of CM, Wuhan 430061, China. 119065124@qq.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu.
Date published: 2011 May
Other: Volume ID: 31 , Issue ID: 5 , Pages: 477-80 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 125

Based on the summarization of literatures on regulation of gastrointestinal electricity with acupuncture, the regulation effect of acupuncture, its influencing factors and its mechanism were analyzed in this article. It is found that the regulation effect can be influenced by many factors such as different acupuncture techniques, frequency, point selection, manipulations and the physical condition of the object. The effect of acupuncture appears great variety, which manifests as reinforced, inhibited or a kind of two-way regulation. And it is also held that the effect of acupuncture relies on the integrity of the nerve system. Nuclei, neurotransmitters, body fluid and gastrointestinal hormone also take part in the acupuncture effect. Therefore, studies on mechanism of acupuncture effect on gastrointestinal electricity should be strengthened in the future.

PMID: 21692308