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JOURNAL OF BEIJIGN UNIVERSITY OF TRADITIONAL CHINE ›› 2016, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 350-352.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1006-2157.2016.04.016

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Law of acupoints compatibility in Modern Disease Menu of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy*

LI Bo, Chen Bo, Chen Zelin#, Guo Yi   

  1. College of Acupuncture-Moxibustion and Tuina, Tianjin University of Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193
  • Received:2015-12-15 Online:2016-04-30 Published:2016-04-30

Abstract: Objective Taking the diseases listed in Modern Diseases Menu of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy as the subjects, to study the rules of acupoints compatibility. Methods Based on searching the literature, the tables of acupoints compatibility in acupuncture and moxibustion prescriptions were completed. From the tables, the number of times and frequency of distal-proximal points combination, local combination and other combination were analyzed. Results Altogether 16 categories of 252 diseases were included. The prescription of distal-proximal points combination accounted for 57% of all the prescriptions. Except for a few systemic diseases, the distal-proximal points combination was found in the prescription applied in the 16 categories of diseases with the frequency more than 60%. Conclusion In the book of Modern Diseases Menu of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy, the distal-proximal points combination, one of the basic acupoints combinations, was also the most common method, with the most widely application in treating the diseases of musculoskeletal system, nervous system, digestive system and urogenital system. By contrast, local combination was applied in a limited scope with less application, but can be used as the supplement for the distal-proximal points combination.

Key words: diseases menu, law of acupoints compatibility, distal-proximal points combination

CLC Number: 

  • R245.9