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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2004, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (4): 252-254.doi: 10.3736/jcim20040403

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Pondering acupuncture treatment on anxiety disorders

Zhan-qing Su(), Yun-zhai Zhu   

  1. The Affiliated Brain Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province 210029, China
  • Received:2004-04-16 Online:2004-07-20 Published:2018-10-20

Review of papers about acupuncture treatment on anxiety disorders since 1996 showed that many papers were mainly concerned with the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsession with electroacupuncture therapy. Baihui, Yintang, Shenmen, Dazhui, Taiyang,etc, were the most commonly involved acupoints. This paper argues that more emphasis should be transferred from "heart" to "brain", and correspondingly, should be put on acupoints at the head, the DU meridian and acupoints nearby in terms of the position of treatment, on scalp acupuncture and acupoint injection in terms of the methods of treatment, on the combination of diagnosis by western medicine and syndrome differentiation of traditional Chinese medicine in terms of treating strategy. As to the research method, evidence-based medicine, and multicenter, large sample randomized controlled trial study on anxiety disorders should be made.

Key words: anxiety disorder, obsession, therapy, acupuncture

CLC Number: 

  • R749.72
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