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J Tradit Chin Med. 2008 Dec;28(4):281-5.

Analysis on the features of preventive treatment with acupuncture and moxibustion.

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  • 1Hubei College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Wuhan 430061, China.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the features of preventive treatment with acupuncture and moxibustion to provide guidance for practice.

METHODS:

Induction and comparison methods were adopted to summarize the features of preventive treatment from the literatures of different ages.

RESULTS:

Preventive treatment has the distinctive features: (1) strengthening and protecting the vital-qi is paid much attention to; (2) the intervention time is well grasped; (3) tonification points are importantly used; (4) the action of moxibustion is stressed on; and (5) the change of disease is judged.

CONCLUSION:

With the principle to reinforce the vital-qi, acupuncture and moxibustion are applied to meridians and acupoints to treat before the occurrence of diseases, being advanced and significant in clinic, worthy spreading.

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19226900
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