Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Deqi Sensation in Different Kinds of Acupuncture


Publishing date
30 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1Acupuncture and Moxibustion Department, Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University, 23 Meishuguanhou Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100010, China

2Stronach Research Unit for Complementary and Integrative Laser Medicine, Research Unit of Biomedical Engineering in Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria

3Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Boston, MA 02129, USA

4School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Capital Medical University, 10 Xitoutiao, Youanmen, Beijing, China

5TCM Research Center Graz, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29, 8036 Graz, Austria


Deqi Sensation in Different Kinds of Acupuncture

Description

Acupuncture stimulation elicits Deqi, a composite of unique sensations that is essential for clinical efficacy according to traditional Chinese medicine. In recent years, clinical trials of acupuncture have paid increasing attention to the evocation of Deqi. The physiological mechanism that produces the effect of Deqi has also been explored in several studies but is not well understood. Preliminary findings suggest that Deqi may be an important phenomenon to measure in clinical studies of acupuncture so that its effects on clinical and biological outcomes should be further elucidated. However, few investigators have made explicit efforts to show how to measure Deqi from both the patient and the acupuncturer's perspective and examine the relationship between Deqi and therapeutic effect. Deqi should be taken into account in clinical trials, and more researches are required to understand the underlying mechanisms.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the physiological mechanism that produces Deqi. We are particularly interested in articles describing the clinical characterization of the Deqi, qualitative and quantitative measurements of Deqi, imaging study on physiological mechanism that produces the effect of Deqi, new insights into physiological mechanism using animal models, and current concepts in Deqi and Acupuncture. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Characterization of the Deqi during acupuncture treatment
  • Qualitative and quantitative measurements of Deqi
  • Neuroimaging studies on the interaction between Deqi and acupuncture
  • Physiological mechanism that produces the effect of Deqi
  • Recent advances in Deqi and acupuncture effects
  • Deqi in manual, electro-, laser-, and other types of acupuncture
  • Clinical research of Deqi sensation

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 121573
  • - Editorial

Deqi Sensation in Different Kinds of Acupuncture

Cun-Zhi Liu | Gerhard Litscher | ... | Lu Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 987365
  • - Research Article

Local Anesthesia at ST36 to Reveal Responding Brain Areas to deqi

Ling-min Jin | Cai-juan Qin | ... | Yong Tang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 430851
  • - Research Article

An Exploratory Survey of Deqi Sensation from the Views and Experiences of Chinese Patients and Acupuncturists

Hong-Wen Yuan | Liang-Xiao Ma | ... | Jiang Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 538476
  • - Review Article

Appraisal of the Deqi Concept among Contemporary Chinese Acupuncturists

Sheng Chen | Shengnan Guo | ... | Jiping Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 742195
  • - Research Article

Peripheral and Spinal Mechanisms of Acupoint Sensitization Phenomenon

Pei-Jing Rong | Shaoyuan Li | ... | Bing Zhu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 163850
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Acupuncture for Primary Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Jing Guo | Lin-Peng Wang | ... | Jin-Lian Cheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 136763
  • - Research Article

Investigating the Effects of Three Needling Parameters (Manipulation, Retention Time, and Insertion Site) on Needling Sensation and Pain Profiles: A Study of Eight Deep Needling Interventions

Bertrand Y. K. Loyeung | Deirdre M. Cobbin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 518784
  • - Review Article

Acupuncture De-qi: From Characterization to Underlying Mechanism

Shi-Peng Zhu | Li Luo | ... | Lu-Fen Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 140581
  • - Research Article

The Characterization of Deqi during Moxibustion in Stroke Rats

Zhimai Lv | Zhongyong Liu | ... | Dingyi Xie
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 856905
  • - Research Article

The Observation of the Change of TCE Caused by Different Acupuncture Stimulation

Tao Huang | Xinnong Cheng
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