Acupunct Electrother Res. 1983 ; 8(3-4): 267-82.
Segmental acupuncture therapy.
Studies of referred pain aid the assessment and treatment of many puzzling conditions--once the source of the pain or distress can be located and its segmental innervation is known. Furthermore as this survey suggests, these studies tend to confirm many traditional Chinese medical observations--particularly when a beneficial effect occurs following an insertion of an acupuncture needle in an apparently remote region that shares the same segmental supply as the patient's complaint.