Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1992 ; 17(1): 61-4.
[The influence of different acupuncture manipulations on the plethysmogram of the patient with kidney deficiency]
Dept of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In order to prove the specific property between the tonifying manipulation (TM) and reducing manipulation (RM), and search further for the key in improving the effect of manipulation, the influence of to on two different manipulations. The plethysmogram in the same body-condition (kidney-deficiency) One was TM with slow-trusting and quick lefting; the other was RM with the converse movement. Randomized block design, cross-over design and single-blind design were used. The result showed that the TM increased the amplitude of the plethysmogram obviously, whereas the RM had no significant influence on it. There was significant difference not only between the TM group and the central group, but also between the TM group and RM group (P less than 0.01 or P less than 0.05). The difference between the RM group and the control group was not significant (P greater than 0.05). Meanwhile, it was recommended that "mind concentration" on acupuncture manipulation is important. In conclusion, the experiment demonstrated the experimental evidence for explaining the mechanism of TM and RM. It was suggested that acupuncture manipulations are worthy to pay attention so as to improve clinical effect.