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Research on the Role of Pressing Hand in the Clinical Practice of Acupuncture
International Journal of Chinese Medicine
Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2018, Pages: 14-17
Received: Aug. 3, 2018; Accepted: Sep. 19, 2018; Published: Oct. 12, 2018
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Xianghong Chen, Gannan People’s Hospital, Gannan, China
Xintong Liu, College of Acupuncture and Massage, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China
Zelin Chen, College of Acupuncture and Massage, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China
Bo Chen, College of Acupuncture and Massage, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China; Research Center of Experimental Acupuncture Science, Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin, China
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This paper focuses on exploring the importance of the pressing hand in acupuncture. Through the study of the relevant literature about pressing hand and the writers’ clinical experience, the effects of pressing hand were summed up and analyzed from three stages which are the effects of pressing hand before, during and after a acupuncture treatment process. Ahead of the acupuncture treatment, pressing hand helps to examine and sense acupoints and pressing hand can locate acupoints precisely; during acupuncture process, pressing hand helps to insert and withdraw needles and assists to apply the reinforcing and reducing manipulations; after withdrawing needles, pressing hand can organize and regulate human body and help to exert other reinforcing and reducing manipulations. The result shows that the pressing hand is a key role running through the whole procedure of the acupuncture treatment and the acupuncture manipulation process. Pressing hand also runs through from the diagnosis of diseases to the treatment. Pressing hand has great clinical significance in guiding treatment. At the same time, the pressing hand to some degree has its own advantages on the diagnosis of diseases and the treatment. Besides that, pressing hand is also helpful to enhance the practice level of acupuncture.
The Pressing Hand, Reinforcing and Reducing Manipulations, Acupuncture Manipulation
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Xianghong Chen, Xintong Liu, Zelin Chen, Bo Chen, Research on the Role of Pressing Hand in the Clinical Practice of Acupuncture, International Journal of Chinese Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 3, 2018, pp. 14-17. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcm.20180203.11
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