Philip A.M. Rogers MRCVS

Acupuncture (AP) in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)


Lin_JG (1991) [Evaluation of the depth of Deqi for various AP loci on human thorax and correlation between Deqi and electric resistance]. Chung-Hsi-I-Chieh-Ho-Tsa-Chih Oct 11(10):628-630.

Lin-_ZG4; Wang QF (1994) Depth of getting Qi in clinical practice. Chung Kuo Chung Hsi I Chieh Ho Tsa Chih Feb 14(2):94-95, 69. AP Research Centre, China Med and Pharmaceutical Coll, Taibei. This study used the T-test to determine the depth of getting the Qi sensation (Deqi) in AP points (DGQ) in relation to the patient's build (fat, medium and thin). Differences of DGQ of the neck, trunk, upper-limb and lower limb were studied also in relation to those 3 types of build. Fat and thin people had deeper and more superficial DGQ-values, respectively.

Liu_R; Zhuang D; Yang X; Li Y; Zhang D; Wen B; Zhang R (1990) [Objective observation on phenomena of sensation along Channels (PSC) and QI reaching to affects area (QiRA): the influence of AP points on infrared thermal image of face]. Chen Tzu Yen Chiu 15(3):245-249. Inst of AP and Moxibustion, China Acad of TCM, Beijing, PRC. 33 patients and 9 volunteers were observed. 18/33 patients felt PSC and Qi reaching to face (QiRA) induced by needling of AP points. The QiRA rate was 80% in patients with face diseases. During AP of LI04, most patients felt QiRA to their faces and sensed heat in face. The infrared thermal image showed that the temperature of face skin increased and the "hot-spots" coincided basically with the pathway of the Yangming (LI-ST) Channels. Those effects were greater than those in the other subjects needled at LI04 or PC07 but who did not feel PSC (or sensed Qi reaching) to the face. The difference between the 2 groups was statistically significant. The responses in raising face temperature induced by needling AP points were not due to natural variation. The PSC and QiRA are objective phenomena.