Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1993 ; 18(4): 285-9.
[Experimental research of acupuncture manipulation of reinforcing and reducing by lifting and thrusting needle on the animal]
Dept. of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
The experiment were performed on model rabbits injected with large dosage of Dexamethasone (DXM) for 5 days. Reinforcing manipulation (RIM), reducing manipulation (RDM), and electric stimulation (ES) were respectively used to puncture Zusanli (ST 36) points for 5 days to observe the change on temperature, body weight, corticosterone assay, testosterone assay, and the amplitude of the plethysmogram. The result showed that there was a similar syndrome of the kidney deficiency after injecting DXM. The body weight was increased in the DXM control group, decreased in the RDM group and had no significant influence in the other groups. The body weights between the reinforcing manipulation and the reducing manipulation groups had obvious difference. But the other indices of observation had no significant influence among the different groups. So there wasn't significant difference on most of observed signs among the RIM group, the RDM group and ES group. The study of acupuncture manipulation will have yet to be further done.