Research: JIA and COLLEAGUES,

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JIA and COLLEAGUES, College of TCM, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050091, China. discuss and review the concept of specificity of acupuncture-moxibustion effect and compare the effects of different acupuncture-moxibustion techniques.


Acupuncture-moxibustion is the major method and process in acupuncture treatment. And obvious therapeutic effect can be found toward different phases of syndromes or various diseases.


The concept of specificity of acupuncture-moxibustion effect is firstly put forward by this article, which refers to the corresponding relationship between different acupuncture and moxibustion techniques and the best indications or phases of syndromes. Meanwhile, through analysis of literatures concerning comparison on effects of different acupuncture-moxibustion techniques, different manipulations of the same acupuncture technique and different parameters of the same technique, the subjective existence of the specificity of acupuncture-moxibustion effect is approved.


The recognition on specificity of acupuncture-moxibustion effect by domestic experts is also expounded.


It is demonstrated that the study of specificity of acupuncture-moxibustion effect can be advanced through revealing of the law and features of its specificity, which is considered to be significant for clinical decision, educational implement and scientific research designation of acupuncture and moxibustion.


Jia CS, Xu J, Li XF, Wang JL. [Specificity of acupuncture-moxibustion effect and its research value]. [Chinese] Zhongguo Zhenjiu. 31(7):577-9. Jul 2011.

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