Zhen Ci Yan Jiu. 1995 ; 20(2): 76-8.
[Confocal laser scan microscope system and its applications on studying acupuncture and meridian]
Institute of Acupuncture, China Academy of TCM, Beijing.
In this paper, the principle of a confocal laser scan microscope system and its advantages are introduced. Its applications in biology and research of acupuncture and meridian are also introduced. Compared with conventional microscope, the confocal laser scan microscope system has many advantages such as high resolution fluorescent image, 3-dimension reconstruction, images quantitative analysis of concentration of ion within a cell, cell-cell communication and so on. It will offer many mathods for researching acupuncture and meridian.