Three principles of acupuncture points

H. C. Dung

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Sufficient evidence indicates the existence of tender trigger or acupuncture points detectable by simple finger palpation on the skin of patients suffering from acute or chronic pain. The number of tender acupuncture points can be as few as one or two or as many as several hundreds in different individuals with different or similar diagnosis. This report is an attempt to classify these acupuncture points on the basis of three characteristics which have been developed after careful and extensive observations of pain patients. The three characteristics are Sensitivity, Sequence, and Specificity. These sensitive acupuncture points are generally not detectable in healthy individuals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Acupuncture
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Clinical Neurology


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