[Relationship between stimulus quantity and acupuncture reinforcing and reducing manipulations].Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2013 Jul; 33(7):619-21.ZZ
To make clear the concept of reinforcing and reducing manipulations of acupuncture, so as to better instruct the clinical practice and enhance the therapeutic effect. Inspired by the dispute on stimulus quantity in reinforcing and reducing manipulations of the modern physicians, and on the basis of Huangdi Neijing (Huangdi's Canon of Internal Classic), relations between stimulus quantity and different manipulations were explored through studies on reducing and reinforcing experiences of outstanding modern physicians as well as the related scientific re searches. Taking references of both ancient and modern experiences, it is held that stimulus quantity can not be taken as the only index to describe the reinforcing and reducing manipulations of acupuncture, there is no corresponding relation between them. However, it has a certain positive significance on instruction of clinical practice and standardization of modern scientific researches.