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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
J Korean Med. 2013;34(1): 15-28.
A Study of Influencing Factors in Acupuncture De Qi Sensation
Kyung Min Shin1, Dal Lim Jung2, Eun Jung Kim3, and Seung Deok Lee3
1Acupuncture, Moxibustion & Meridian Research Group, Division of Medical Research, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine
2Department of Oriental Medical Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology & Dermatology, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University
3Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University
Corresponding Author: Seung Deok Lee ,Tel: +82-31-961-9122, Fax: +82-31-961-9009, Email: chuckman@dongguk.edu
Received: June 25, 2012;  Accepted: September 3, 2012.
ABSTRACT
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in kind, intensity and depth of de Qi sensation by patients’ gender, age, BMI and sensitivity.
Methods: Sixty-four healthy volunteers (mean age 26.51 ± 4.72, range 22–39) who had been studying anatomy, meridianology, acupuncture & moxibustion for more than five years at Dongguk University, Go-yang, Korea, were invited to take part in an investigation of the sensations associated with acupuncture needling. Needling was self-administered on Hegu (LI4) in the hand and Zusanli (ST36) in the leg randomly. After obtaining de Qi, the participants were asked the kind, intensity and depth of de Qi sensation.
Results: There was no statistically significant difference in the kind of de Qi sensation found by acupoints and needling
methods: (p>0.05). Hegu (LI4) was found to be significantly higher in the intensity (p<0.001), and the depth of de Qi sensation was significantly higher in Zusanli (ST36) than Hegu (LI4) (p<0.001). There was statistically significant difference found in the intensity of de Qi sensation by depth and sensitivity (p<0.05). In the depth of de Qi sensation, there was statistically significant difference found by sensitivity (p<0.05). In de Qi sensation of practitioners, there was statistically significant difference found by gender, BMI, the intensity of de Qi sensation (VAS) and sensitivity.
Conclusions: Further study involving acupuncture de Qi sensation and the influencing factors is needed.
Keywords: acupuncture | sensation | acupuncture points
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