Title: Quantitative measurement on the effect of various manipulations of acupuncture operations

Authors: Ying Li, Jian-Pin Chu, Yi-Bing Pan, Chang-Lin Zhang

Addresses: Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation, Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Carver 102, Bellingham, WA 98225-9067, USA. ' Zhejiang Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Hangzhou 310000, China. ' Xintang Company of Science and Technology, Room 2017, No.15 Building, Shi Ji Xin Cheng, Wen Er Road (West), Hangzhou 310012, China. ' College of Life Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China; Department of Music and Music Education, Siegen University, Hochstrasse 57, Siegen D-57076, Germany

Abstract: An experiment for evaluating and comparing the effects of various manipulations of acupuncture operations was conducted in Hangzhou, China, in 2000 and 2001. The regulation direction and effects of various manipulations were evaluated objectively and quantitatively by means of Status Analysis Monitor (SAM) instrument. The results show that the manipulation |reinforcement| of acupuncture makes the body-mind system of a person more harmonic or more concentrated; whereas, the manipulation |purgation| makes the body-mind system of a person more chaotic or more relaxed.

Keywords: acupuncture manipulations; manipulation reinforcement; manipulation purgation; objective measurement; quantitative measurement; status analysis monitor; relaxation; concentration.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMIC.2008.023130

International Journal of Modelling, Identification and Control, 2008 Vol.5 No.3, pp.250 - 255

Available online: 10 Feb 2009 *

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