Acupuncture De-qi: From characterization to underlying mechanism

  • Zhu S
  • Luo L
  • Zhang L
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De-qi refers to the participant's subjective sensations and objective body responses as well as the acupuncturist's perceptions while the acupuncturist needles certain acupoints in the participant's body. In recent years, De-qi is getting increasing attention of the researchers and many efforts have been made to understand its mechanism. By the broad literature survey, this paper explores the subjective De-qi sensation of the patients, its influencing factors, and the resulting physiological responses. The purpose of this paper is expected to find out a possible mechanism of De-qi and to provide certain scientific evidence for acupuncture fundamental research and clinical practice.

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  • Shi Peng Zhu

  • Li Luo

  • Ling Zhang

  • Song Xi Shen

  • Xiao Xuan Ren

  • Meng Wei Guo

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