Patients suffering from pain invariably have a number of acupuncture points in the passive phase. The numbers of such passive acupuncture points appear to be coordinated with the duration of pain. Patients with longer duration of pain suffering generally have more passive acupuncture points than patients with shorter duration. It is noticed that older patients have a tendency to have higher numbers of passive acupuncture points than younger patients. It is speculated that the reason older patients have more passive acupuncture points is because they have greater probability to suffer from pain than younger patients in time duration. Pain in individuals with higher numbers of passive acupuncture points is more difficult to manage than that with fewer numbers of passive points.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||American Journal of Acupuncture|
|State||Published - 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and alternative medicine
- Clinical Neurology