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[Distribution of Moxibustion-induced Thermosensitive Acupoints of Yangming Meridians in Patients with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis].
Zhen Ci Yan Jiu 2018; 43(5):311-3ZC

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To examine the distribution of heat-sensitive acupoints below the elbow and knee joints of the Yangming Meridians in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR)..

METHODS

A total of 27 PAR volunteers 16-55 years in age were recruited in the present study. In a quiet room, the patient was ordered to take a recumbent or sitting position, and the operator held an ignited moxa-stick to make a circling (about 2 min), sparrow-pecking (2 min) and forwards-backwards moving (1 min) moxibustion perpendicularly over the skin (about 3 cm away) along the running course of the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand Yangming below the elbow joints and the Stomach Meridian of Foot Yangming below the knee joints on both sides. The procedures were repeated again and again until the moxibustion sensation disappeared. The patient was asked to carefully perceive the heat diffusion, diathermic, extending, athermal (cool and itching) feelings, at the heated loci. If one or more of the feelings appeared, it was considered as the thermosensitive phenomenon and that spot was marked as the "thermosensitive spot" or "thermosensitive acupoint"..

RESULTS

In those 27 PAR patients, the thermosensitive response was found at Quchi (LI 11), Shousanli (LI 10), Hegu (LI 4), Sanjian (LI 3), and Zusanli (ST 36), constituting 59.25% (16/27), 85.18% (23/27), 44.44% (12/27), 55.55% (15/27), and 11.11% (3/27), respectively, being 92.59% in total. Of the 27 patients, 2, 2, 9, 8, 5 and 1 cases had 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 thermosenitive acupoints appeared, accounting for 7.41%, 7.41%, 33.33%, 29.63%, 18.52% and 3.70%, respectively.

CONCLUSION

There is a certain occurrence rate of the thermosensitive acupoints below the elbow and knee joints of the Yangming Meridians in PAR patients, which may provide a target-point for treating PAR.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Medicine, Fujian Health Vocational and Technical College, Fuzhou 350001, China.Department of Clinical Medicine, Fujian Health Vocational and Technical College, Fuzhou 350001, China.College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou 350001.College of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fuzhou 350001.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

chi

PubMed ID

29888567

Citation

Lin, Jing, et al. "[Distribution of Moxibustion-induced Thermosensitive Acupoints of Yangming Meridians in Patients With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis]." Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, vol. 43, no. 5, 2018, pp. 311-3.
Lin J, Zhang Y, Wang QM, et al. [Distribution of Moxibustion-induced Thermosensitive Acupoints of Yangming Meridians in Patients with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2018;43(5):311-3.
Lin, J., Zhang, Y., Wang, Q. M., & Zheng, M. F. (2018). [Distribution of Moxibustion-induced Thermosensitive Acupoints of Yangming Meridians in Patients with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu = Acupuncture Research, 43(5), pp. 311-3. doi:10.13702/j.1000-0607.170420.
Lin J, et al. [Distribution of Moxibustion-induced Thermosensitive Acupoints of Yangming Meridians in Patients With Perennial Allergic Rhinitis]. Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 2018 May 25;43(5):311-3. PubMed PMID: 29888567.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Distribution of Moxibustion-induced Thermosensitive Acupoints of Yangming Meridians in Patients with Perennial Allergic Rhinitis]. AU - Lin,Jing, AU - Zhang,Yun, AU - Wang,Qin-Min, AU - Zheng,Mei-Feng, PY - 2018/6/12/entrez PY - 2018/6/12/pubmed PY - 2019/4/6/medline KW - Allergic rhinitis KW - Lower arms and limbs KW - Thermosensitive acupoints KW - Yangming Meridian SP - 311 EP - 3 JF - Zhen ci yan jiu = Acupuncture research JO - Zhen Ci Yan Jiu VL - 43 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To examine the distribution of heat-sensitive acupoints below the elbow and knee joints of the Yangming Meridians in patients with perennial allergic rhinitis (PAR).. METHODS: A total of 27 PAR volunteers 16-55 years in age were recruited in the present study. In a quiet room, the patient was ordered to take a recumbent or sitting position, and the operator held an ignited moxa-stick to make a circling (about 2 min), sparrow-pecking (2 min) and forwards-backwards moving (1 min) moxibustion perpendicularly over the skin (about 3 cm away) along the running course of the Large Intestine Meridian of Hand Yangming below the elbow joints and the Stomach Meridian of Foot Yangming below the knee joints on both sides. The procedures were repeated again and again until the moxibustion sensation disappeared. The patient was asked to carefully perceive the heat diffusion, diathermic, extending, athermal (cool and itching) feelings, at the heated loci. If one or more of the feelings appeared, it was considered as the thermosensitive phenomenon and that spot was marked as the "thermosensitive spot" or "thermosensitive acupoint".. RESULTS: In those 27 PAR patients, the thermosensitive response was found at Quchi (LI 11), Shousanli (LI 10), Hegu (LI 4), Sanjian (LI 3), and Zusanli (ST 36), constituting 59.25% (16/27), 85.18% (23/27), 44.44% (12/27), 55.55% (15/27), and 11.11% (3/27), respectively, being 92.59% in total. Of the 27 patients, 2, 2, 9, 8, 5 and 1 cases had 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 thermosenitive acupoints appeared, accounting for 7.41%, 7.41%, 33.33%, 29.63%, 18.52% and 3.70%, respectively. CONCLUSION: There is a certain occurrence rate of the thermosensitive acupoints below the elbow and knee joints of the Yangming Meridians in PAR patients, which may provide a target-point for treating PAR. SN - 1000-0607 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29888567/[Distribution_of_Moxibustion_induced_Thermosensitive_Acupoints_of_Yangming_Meridians_in_Patients_with_Perennial_Allergic_Rhinitis]_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7665 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -