Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1992 ; 17(1): 75-8.
[Preliminary observation on the relation among needling sensation, propagated sensation along meridian (PSM), and acupuncture effect when acupuncture neiguan]
Fujian Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology, Fujian.
This paper reports 300 coronary heart disease patients with different needling sensations, mainly with distension, when acupuncturing Neiguan by identical acupuncture doctor with same manipulation. The higher rate of PSM appearance and better acupuncture effect were observed, in patients with compound sensation, such as sourness-distension and distension-numbness. All of the patients who felt pain did not appear PSM and the acupuncture effect was poor. The appearance rate of PSM and acupuncture effect of other kind needling sensations were between the two. The results showed the kind of needling sensation while acupuncture had close relation with the appearance of PSM and the acupuncture effect.