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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine: 2006; 4(3): 260-264
DOI: 10.3736/jcim20060308
Volt-ampere characteristics of Yuan points of three yin channels of hand in women before, during and after menstruation
1. Jian-Zi WEI (College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203 , China )
2. Ai-Mei ZHANG (Population Planning Office, Building Group Company of Zhongyuan Oil Field, Puyang, Henan Province 457001, China )
3. Xue-Yong SHEN (College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China E-mail: Snowysh@hotmail.com)
4. Yu ZHOU (College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China )
5. Ling ZHAO (College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China )
6. Yu ZHOU (College of Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Tuina, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 201203, China )

Objective: To observe the changes of volt-ampere characteristics of Yuan-Primary acupoints in women before, during and after menstruation, and to find out the relationships between Qi-blood in human body and volt-ampere characteristics of acupoints, so as to develop a new method for quantitative analysis on changes of Qi-blood.

Methods: A high-sensitive detection system of volt-ampere characteristics of acupoint was applied to detecting the volt-ampere characteristics of Taiyuan (LU 9), Daling (PC 7) and Shenmen (HT 7) in healthy women before, during and after menstruation.

Results: The resistances on LU 9, PC 7 and HT 7 with some certain scan currents were quite different among the women before, during and after menstruation. For such changes, PC 7 was of the most obvious change, LU 9 was of the less and HT 7 was of the least. The total ratio of the scanning spots with significantly increasing changes of resistances on these three acupoints along with the menstrual process was 70.6%.

Conclusion: The volt-ampere characteristics of acupoints vary with the menstrual process, which is of the acupoint specificity. The resistances on the acupoints increase with the menstrual process, and such results may be due to the blood loss during menstruation. The volt-ampere characteristics can be used as a quantitative index to study on the change of Qi and blood.

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Wei JZ, Zhang AM, Shen XY, Zhou Y, Zhao L, Zhou Y. Volt-ampere characteristics of Yuan points of three yin channels of hand in women before, during and after menstruation. J Chin Integr Med / Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2006; 4(3): 260-264.
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