Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1993 ; 18(2): 154-8.
[Observation on the relation between propagated sensation along meridians and the therapeutic effect of acupuncture on myopia of youngsters]
Fujian Provincial Hospital, Fuzhou.
Nine hundred and ninety two eyes suffering from various degrees of myopia in 536 youngsters were treated with acupuncture. A method of exciting propagated sensation along meridians (PSM) and making it travel toward the affected region was employed in treatment. Bilateral Hegu (LI4) and Taichong (LR3); and bilateral Waiguan (ST5) and Guangming (GB37) were punctured on alternate days. The results showed that after 1-3 periods of treatment, the vision of 868 eyes (87.5%) were improved in various extent. Among them, the vision completely recovered in 131 eyes (13.31%), and the diopter decreased-0.75 to -1.00 D.S. in 13 eyes after acupuncture treatment. The therapeutic effect of acupuncture seemed to be considerably satisfactory and stable in two years following up. The extent of distinctness of PSM raised markedly with the increase of times of acupuncture. There was a close relation between the extent of distinctness of PSM and effectiveness of acupuncture. The more striking the centripetal PSM, the better was therapeutic effect of acupuncture. The excellent effect was always achieved when PSM arrived at the affected eye. Since PSM arrived at a large number of eyes in the subjects in younger year and so the better therapeutic effect was also achieved.