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The Study on Temperature Measurement of Warm Needling Using Stainless Steel Needle and Gold Needle
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Acupuncture
  • Volume 30, Issue 3,  2013, pp.178-184
  • Publisher : Society for Meridian and Acupoint
  • DOI : 10.14406/acu.2013.30.3.178
 Title & Authors
The Study on Temperature Measurement of Warm Needling Using Stainless Steel Needle and Gold Needle
Yeo, Sujung;
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 Abstract
Objectives : The warm needling technique is the method combining the effects of acupuncture needle with those of moxibustion. We need to standardize the characteristics of the warm needling technique, in order to get more systematic and objective results in operation and effects and then get more clinical abilities in these fields. Methods : In this study, using labview system on the warm needling technique, we measured and compared partial temperature changes according to the kind of needle. We studied relations of moxa cones of various sizes with the peak combustion temperature. Results and Conclusions: When we measured the warm needling's partial temperature, temperature measured at 1 and 2 cm below the head, according to the kind of needle, gold needle got the higher result on the peak than SS304 stainless steel needle. In the case of combustion of the moxa cones, cones weighing 0.4 g and 0.8 g, respectively, and the apex ignition method with gold needle showed the higher result than the apex ignition method with stainless steel needle, when we measured the effective stimulus time at 2 cm below the head and the mean temperature during the effective stimulus time. Although more research to standardize the characteristics of the warm needling technique will be needed, we suggest, according to these results, that warm needling of gold needle combined with moxa cone of 0.4 or 0.8 g is effective.
 Keywords
temperature of moxibustion;warmed needle;gold needle;acupuncture;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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