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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2011, Vol. 9 ›› Issue (3): 237-241.doi: 10.3736/jcim20110302

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Study strategies for bloodletting therapy in treatment of acute soft tissue injuries

Peng-dian Chen1(), Gui-zhen Chen2Xu Yun-xiang1   

  1. 1. Acupuncture and Massage College,Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine,Guangzhou 510405, Guangdong Province, China
    2. The Second Clinical Medical College,Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510405, Guangdong Province, China
  • Received:2010-10-30 Accepted:2010-12-21 Online:2011-03-20 Published:2011-03-15
  • Contact: Chen Peng-dian

Bloodletting therapy is one of the typical treatment modes of traditional Chinese medicine, and acute soft tissue injury (ASTI) is one of the most common indications for acupuncture therapeutics. In this paper, the current situation of treatments and pathological mechanisms of ASTIs, the existing problems of bloodletting therapy in the treatment of ASTIs and the study strategies are systematically analyzed, indicating that bloodletting therapy is significantly effective in the treatment of ASTIs. Breakthroughs in the treatment of ASTIs will be achieved with the application of bloodletting therapy both in clinical practice and experimental research.

Key words: pricking blood therapy, bloodletting, acupuncture therapy, soft tissue injuries

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