acupuncture point


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acupuncture point

Any anatomical location used in acupuncture to relieve symptoms or treat disease.
See also: point
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Reinhold's system, beginning in 1952, was the first medical approach to acupuncture of substance, an electrodermal method to measure "energy" at the topical acupuncture points as anatomical references and to evaluate ailments from a state of hypertonia or hypotonia measured electronically.
reported a clinical study using transcutaneous electrical stimulation at acupuncture points for the treatment of refractory gastroesophageal reflux.
The study gave him the idea that boosting adenosine at acupuncture points, which are located where nerves contact muscle, could be a localized way to treat pain.
Acupuncture may date back to Otzi, the 5,000-year-old iceman found in Austria, whose body was decorated with tattoos consisting of lines and dots that seem to correspond with acupuncture points. Indeed, an article in The Lancet, published in 1999 by Frank Bahr from the German Academy of Acupuncture, suggests that Otzi's markings represented a "meaningful therapeutic regimen" for the arthritis found in his lower back and the whipworm eggs in his stomach that likely caused him serious abdominal problems.
Mrs Qudrat said: "Our readings are taken by touching a probe on an acupuncture point on the hand or foot, and so far this is the only machine of its kind in the Midlands.
Researchers wanted to do rigorous research, so they developed studies that compared a "real" acupuncture point to a "sham" acupuncture point.
Just as a thin acupuncture needle placed in a specific acupuncture point can have a strong effect on pain reduction, so can microvibration.
The fourth, fifth and sixth chapter present the major theme of this book; the anatomical presentation of each acupuncture point. A channel description and clinical relevance of the channel is provided prior to a description of each acupuncture point along the described channel.
Though there are many techniques, the common factors are clearing the mind, breathing slow, deep abdominal and comfortable breaths, and focusing on acupuncture point Guanyan, located four finger widths below the umbilicus (belly button).
Ma, "Responses of nitric oxide-cGMP release in acupuncture point to electroacupuncture in human skin in vivo using dermal microdialysis," Microcirculation, vol.
The patient may be treated by burning a dry herb on an acupuncture point, passing small electrical currents through acupuncture points, cupping and massage.