Ling Cheng's research investigates the effect as well as underlying mechanisms of moxibustion at specific acupoint
on sympathoexcitatory cardiovascular reflex response in rats in the absence of antihypertensive drugs.
In this study, to emphasize the combined effects of EA and BT on learning-memory ability and ERP P300 in rats with M/ACI, BT, including drum-mesh training, balance training, and screen training, was administered to rats in Group BT, and EA was administered at the Baihui and Dazhui acupoints
to rats in Group EA.
According to Sister Regina, correct pressure on acupoints
help the blood and the chi or white energy to regulate freely and help the body to heal itself.
We hypothesized that the efficacy of acupuncture is achieved by stimulating specific acupoints
, initially targeting certain parts of the brain and subsequently causing neurohumoral interactions to rebalance body homeostasis.
Longhurst, "Medullary substrate and differential cardiovascular responses during stimulation of specific acupoints
," American Journal of Physiology.
According to the Chinese medicine perspective, these acupoints
can restore and harmonise the flow of energy in the intestines as well as transform body fluid and expel phlegm.
However, a research (Wenquan, 1994) reported that using moxibustion upon some acupoints
, such as Xuehai (SP 10), Fengshi (Gb 31), Zusanli (ST 36), could benefit the recovery of the decreased muscle strength caused by DOMS.
 Acupressure is a complementary and alternative medicine treatment in which fingertip pressure is applied to acupoints
, points on the skin designated as such by Traditional Chinese Medicine.
ST36 and SP6 were chosen in the TEAS group.
In traditional Chinese medicine, AP, moxibustion, and massage achieve this purpose by stimulating surface acupoints
. These phenomena involve complex neurobiological mechanisms.
Our previous study indicated that acupuncture stimulation at the Baihui acupoint
and four-spirit acupoints
may induce an immediate effect that improves the balance function of stroke patients .
We will recruit 90 patients who meet inclusion criteria and randomly assign them to one of 3 groups, receiving electroacupuncture, superficial acupuncture at sham acupoints
, or sham acupuncture.