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TitleAcupuncture and needle-stimulation, differences in concepts and methods
 
AuthorsLi, L
Yau, T
Yau, CH
 
KeywordsTraditional Acupuncture (TA) Therapy
Needle-Stimulation
Qi
 
Issue Date2012
 
PublisherBioMed Central Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.cmjournal.org/home
 
CitationChinese Medicine, 2012, v. 3 n. 1, p. 13-19 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/cm.2012.31004
 
AbstractBased on related elaboration of the Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Medicine, this article analyzed and summarized the clinical meaning, application principles and the basic operating methods of Traditional Acupuncture (TA), and demonstrated that the TA is completely different to modern needle stimulation. TA has a specific application background, direct-viewing thinking mode and clear operational connotation. The key of operation in TA is how to grasp and control Qi, which typically reflect the unique image of the Chinese civilization with intuitive perceptual characteristics of thinking. In contrast, modern needle-stimulation uses needles as a stimulus, to activate a series of physical and functional reactions in a body. There have great differences between the two. It was indicated that correctly understanding with the basic principle and specific meaning of TA is very important in acupuncture clinical and research works.
 
ISSN1749-8546
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.720
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4236/cm.2012.31004
 
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dc.contributor.authorLi, L
 
dc.contributor.authorYau, T
 
dc.contributor.authorYau, CH
 
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T06:17:18Z
 
dc.date.available2012-08-16T06:17:18Z
 
dc.date.issued2012
 
dc.description.abstractBased on related elaboration of the Yellow Emperor’s Canon of Medicine, this article analyzed and summarized the clinical meaning, application principles and the basic operating methods of Traditional Acupuncture (TA), and demonstrated that the TA is completely different to modern needle stimulation. TA has a specific application background, direct-viewing thinking mode and clear operational connotation. The key of operation in TA is how to grasp and control Qi, which typically reflect the unique image of the Chinese civilization with intuitive perceptual characteristics of thinking. In contrast, modern needle-stimulation uses needles as a stimulus, to activate a series of physical and functional reactions in a body. There have great differences between the two. It was indicated that correctly understanding with the basic principle and specific meaning of TA is very important in acupuncture clinical and research works.
 
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dc.identifier.citationChinese Medicine, 2012, v. 3 n. 1, p. 13-19 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/cm.2012.31004
 
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dc.rightsChinese Medicine. Copyright © BioMed Central Ltd.
 
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License
 
dc.subjectTraditional Acupuncture (TA) Therapy
 
dc.subjectNeedle-Stimulation
 
dc.subjectQi
 
dc.titleAcupuncture and needle-stimulation, differences in concepts and methods
 
dc.typeArticle
 
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