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Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2012 Feb;32(2):180-2.

[Modern medical explanation on Ashi points].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Neurology, Jincheng People' s Hospital, Jincheng 048000, Shanxi Province, China.


According to the comparison between Ashi points and trigger points, a modern medical explanation that trigger points could be considered as a special Ashi points was put forward, and a further investigation on the enlightenment of theory and practice of trigger points to the pathological specificity, positioning and the intervention methods of trigger points was as follows: Ashi points could be central trigger points, whose pathology is degeneration and contracture of sarcomere; it is not always in the area of pain, while the signs of pain may be helpful for its stereotaxic positioning; the intervention methods of Ashi and trigger points can be learned from each other. This is a new angle of view on Ashi points, which has contributed to the exploration and improvement of its theory and practice.

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