acupoint


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acupoint

An acupressure point which is said to be a relay station for the flow of energy—e.g., chi or qi—through meridians and collateral neural pathways.

acupoint

(ak′yŭ-point″) [ acu- + point]
A specific location on the body where an acupuncture needle is inserted or pressure is applied for therapeutic purposes, e.g., the control of postoperative nausea and vomiting.

Acupoint

A pressure point stimulated in acupressure.
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In this randomised controlled trial (RCT), we compared the incidence of N&V and rescue antiemetic medication used during CS under CSE in three groups of women, including those who received transcutaneous P6 acupoint stimulation, intravenous (IV) metoclopramide and ondansetron and no prophylactic antiemetic treatment or P6 stimulation.
It was observed that a temperature greater or at 43 degrees Celsius at the surface of the skin at acupoint ST36 decreased gastric distention induced reflex increases in blood pressure.
Large-conductance ca(2+)-activated K(+) channel involvement in suppression of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury after electroacupuncture at shuigou (GV26) acupoint in rats.
Xu et al., "What is the acupoint? A preliminary review of acupoints," Pain Medicine, vol.
Stainless steel needles (0.16 mm diameter) were inserted bilaterally in the ST36 acupoint, which was located in the anterolateral portion of the hindlimb, in the middle of the cranial tibial muscle, 5 mm below the capitulum fibulae, 7 mm deep from the skin surface, and is innervated by the deep fibular nerve [23].
However, once AP excites afferent nerve fibers deep in the acupoint area, the pain threshold value will be increased.
Using a random data table, the remaining 40 patients were divided equally into the ischemia-reperfusion group (I/R group) and the transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation group (TEAS group).
An increasing number of studies have also focused specifically on different acupoints and the mechanism underlying the protective effects of EA against cerebral ischemia [16]; for example, the Zusanli acupoint has been widely discussed [17].
Participants in control A group will receive superficial acupuncture treatment at the following sham acupoints: bilateral acupoints 0.5 cun upper outer of Jiache (ST6), Waiguan (SJ5), Yangchi (SJ4), and Xuanzhong (GB39); acupoint upper outer of Quanliao (SI18); and bilateral acupoints in the middle of Tianyou (SJ16) and Tianrong (SI17).
(58) Transcutaneous electrical acupoint stimulation has been shown to exert an immediate hypnotic effect in a third of heroin addicts.