Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Fig 1

Review Article

Neural Acupuncture Unit: A New Concept for Interpreting Effects and Mechanisms of Acupuncture

Figure 1

A representative muscle-spindle-rich NAU in the response to manual twists of acupuncture stimulation. The NAU with the related neural and neuroactive components is illustrated as the dotted line-defined vase-like pattern, which is principally determined by twist-produced different distant effects on mechanoreceptors located in cutaneous and muscle tissues (see Section 5.1).