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Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2012 Nov;32(11):1452-7.

[Acupoint and therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion].

[Article in Chinese]

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Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai. wuhuangan@126.com

Abstract

The close relationship between acupoint and therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion is the basis for acupuncture-moxibustion to achieve the treatment effect. Crucial factors that affect the efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy should include the features and compatibility of acupoints, acquirement for needling response, reinforcing-reducing needling methods, stimulation methods and intensity, and so on. How to make good use of acupoint to enhance the clinical efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion is one of the key and urgent scientific problems in the field of acupuncture-moxibustion. In this paper the relationship between acupoint and therapeutic efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion, as well as its current research state were elucidated. Pondering and prospective on how to carry out researches to improve the clinical efficacy of acupuncture-moxibustion were also undertaken.

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