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Acupuncture: Instinctive curing medical

  • ZHU Bing ,
  • RONG Peijing ,
  • GAO Xinyan ,
  • JING Xianghong ,
  • HE Wei
  • Institute of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100700, China

Received date: 2016-08-15

  Revised date: 2016-09-02

  Online published: 2016-10-15


Medicine originates from instinctive behavior and lives of animals are maintained by self-healing. We put forward the somatic stimulation as acupuncture from the perspective of biological evolution in that acupuncture is related to specific structures on the surface of human body:Skin stressor may induce keratinocytes to secrete glucocorticoid and other endocrine substances, to generate diffused bioeffects; Somatic inputs may stimulate pain control gate to produce analgesia; Somato-visceral afferents may integrate at different levels and activate multiple functional regulation.

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ZHU Bing , RONG Peijing , GAO Xinyan , JING Xianghong , HE Wei . Acupuncture: Instinctive curing medical[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2016 , 34(17) : 94 -98 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2016.17.013


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