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[Distribution of Press-sensitive Acupoints in Patients with Tinnitus].
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2016; 41(6):540-4ZC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To explore the regularity of distribution of press-sensitive acupoints on the body surface in tinnitus patients, so as to provide evidence for selecting suitable acupuncture points in the treatment of tinnitus.

METHODS

Sixty-three cases of tinnitus patients (from 25 to 75 years in age) were recruited in the present study. The patient was asked to take a sitting, supine and prone position, successively, and the operator used the thumb to moderately press the subject's head, neck, back, four limbs below the knee- and elbow joints along the three Hand- and three Foot-yang and yin meridians. Those acupoints that appeared pressing pain, or soreness-distension, numbness, or radiation feeling more than 10 times were brought into the sequence analysis by using the Excel 2010.

RESULTS

A total of 131 press-sensitive acupoints including 41 points with an appea-rance frequency of more than 10 times were found in the 63 tinnitus patients. These 41 acupoints distributing in the top three meri-dians were the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, Tri-energizer Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang and Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin, and their involved regions were those below the knee-joints, bilateral sides of the head and marginal portion of the ear, sites bellow the elbow-joints, back-waist, successively in the appearance frequency. The top ten acupoints are Wangu (GB 12), Yifeng (SJ 17), Waiguan (SJ 5), Quchi (LI 11), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Yanglingquan (GB 34), Fengchi (GB 20), Taichong (LR 3), Shousanli (LI 10) and Zulinqi (GB 41), in sequence.

CONCLUSIONS

The press-sensitive acupoints in tinnitus patients distribute principally in the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, and below the knee-joint, and the most sensitive acupoints are Wangu (GB 12) and Yifeng (SJ 17). These findings may provide an objective basis for clinical diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Acu-moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China.School of Acu-moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China.School of Acu-moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China.School of Acu-moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China.School of Acu-moxibustion and Tuina, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029, China. xiejieping@sina.com.Donzhimen Hospital Affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100700.Beijing Electric Power Teaching Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing 100073.Exhibition Road Community Health Center, Beijing 100037.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

chi

PubMed ID

29071898

Citation

Ji, Mei-Qi, et al. "[Distribution of Press-sensitive Acupoints in Patients With Tinnitus]." Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, vol. 41, no. 6, 2016, pp. 540-4.
Ji MQ, Tian SS, Liu D, et al. [Distribution of Press-sensitive Acupoints in Patients with Tinnitus]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2016;41(6):540-4.
Ji, M. Q., Tian, S. S., Liu, D., Zhang, W., Xie, J. P., Zhang, Y. L., ... Gao, Y. (2016). [Distribution of Press-sensitive Acupoints in Patients with Tinnitus]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, 41(6), pp. 540-4.
Ji MQ, et al. [Distribution of Press-sensitive Acupoints in Patients With Tinnitus]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2016 Dec 25;41(6):540-4. PubMed PMID: 29071898.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Distribution of Press-sensitive Acupoints in Patients with Tinnitus]. AU - Ji,Mei-Qi, AU - Tian,Shan-Shan, AU - Liu,Dai, AU - Zhang,Wei, AU - Xie,Jie-Ping, AU - Zhang,Ya-Li, AU - Li,Chun-Hua, AU - Gao,Yan, PY - 2017/10/27/entrez PY - 2017/10/27/pubmed PY - 2018/1/13/medline SP - 540 EP - 4 JF - Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research JO - Zhen Ci Yan Jiu VL - 41 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To explore the regularity of distribution of press-sensitive acupoints on the body surface in tinnitus patients, so as to provide evidence for selecting suitable acupuncture points in the treatment of tinnitus. METHODS: Sixty-three cases of tinnitus patients (from 25 to 75 years in age) were recruited in the present study. The patient was asked to take a sitting, supine and prone position, successively, and the operator used the thumb to moderately press the subject's head, neck, back, four limbs below the knee- and elbow joints along the three Hand- and three Foot-yang and yin meridians. Those acupoints that appeared pressing pain, or soreness-distension, numbness, or radiation feeling more than 10 times were brought into the sequence analysis by using the Excel 2010. RESULTS: A total of 131 press-sensitive acupoints including 41 points with an appea-rance frequency of more than 10 times were found in the 63 tinnitus patients. These 41 acupoints distributing in the top three meri-dians were the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, Tri-energizer Meridian of Hand-Shaoyang and Spleen Meridian of Foot-Taiyin, and their involved regions were those below the knee-joints, bilateral sides of the head and marginal portion of the ear, sites bellow the elbow-joints, back-waist, successively in the appearance frequency. The top ten acupoints are Wangu (GB 12), Yifeng (SJ 17), Waiguan (SJ 5), Quchi (LI 11), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Yanglingquan (GB 34), Fengchi (GB 20), Taichong (LR 3), Shousanli (LI 10) and Zulinqi (GB 41), in sequence. CONCLUSIONS: The press-sensitive acupoints in tinnitus patients distribute principally in the Gallbladder Meridian of Foot-Shaoyang, and below the knee-joint, and the most sensitive acupoints are Wangu (GB 12) and Yifeng (SJ 17). These findings may provide an objective basis for clinical diagnosis and treatment of tinnitus. SN - 1000-0607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29071898/[Distribution_of_Press_sensitive_Acupoints_in_Patients_with_Tinnitus]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9653 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -