J Tradit Chin Med. 1992 Sep; 12(3): 211-9.
Present status of research abroad concerning the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on immunologic functions.
Institute of Information and Library, China Academy of TCM, Beijing.
Japan is one of the countries that have done extensive research on the effect of acupuncture and moxibustion on the immunologic functions. With China first, Japan ranks second among the countries in this study. Concerning research in this field concerned the level abroad can scarcely reach that in China. Scholars abroad fail to base their research on TCM theory. In addition not only the type of diseases studied, and the indexes observed are far less than those in China, but also the scope of their research is far narrower. However, certain diseases under study (for instance, AIDS) and certain indexes under observation (for instance, analysis of changes in T subsets of lymphocytes with monoclonal antibodies), as well as certain aspects of their investigation are worthy of consideration by scholars in China.