The meridian and collaterals are considered essential for the circulation of the qi and blood, while the acupuncture points
are special points used on the surface of the body where the vital energy of the viscera is infused.
The study used a watch-sized digital microstimulator that was specially developed for this project to assess the effects of ongoing electrical stimulation at acupuncture points
on gastroparesis symptoms in diabetic patients with refractory gastroparesis.
Although the use of lasers to stimulate acupuncture points
is not new, Bohbot has developed and refined this technology and directed it toward paralysis.
Vicky Harvey, a qualified Shiatsu practitioner in Glasgow, uses finger pressure rather than needles to stimulate acupuncture points
Zhang, "Investigation of specificity of auricular acupuncture points
in regulation of autonomic function in anesthetized rats," Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, vol.
An injection technique that I have employed in my practice that seems to enhance the efficacy of the injections is to utilize local acupuncture points
along with the trigger points for the injections.
Coverage includes an introduction to meridians and acupuncture points
; equine transpositional and classical acupoints; canine transpositional and classical acupoints; general rules of acupuncture therapy; treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, internal disorders, acute and miscellaneous conditions; acupuncture and moxibustion techniques; and the functional neuroanatomical physiology of acupuncture.
used in this study included meridians of the lung, kidney, spleen, and heart, she said.
It reads: "When gripped in your hands, a comb can help hit acupuncture points
in your hands.
In the '70s, however, a Japanese lay scientist and researcher, Hiroshi Motoyama (1925-2015), developed a scientific tool he called the Apparatus for Meridian Identification (AMI) to prove the existence of the acupuncture points
in the human body, as taught and practiced in 5,000-year-old traditional Chinese medicine.
She spoke in detail, with the help of a presentation and translator, about traditional Chinese medicine, a broad range of practices including various forms of acupuncture, moxibustion (burning a herb above the skin to apply heat to acupuncture points
), herbal medicine, massage, specific movements or postures, coordinated breathing, mental focus, exercise and dietary therapy.
Medical practitioners who specialize in acupuncture introduce a concept for localizing acupuncture points
based on given anatomical structures, an approach that has become a standard.