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Research on relation between cortical functional section and acupuncture point
Author(s): Shuwang Chen; Chunhua Li; Guozhuang Liang; Shuhai Wang
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Paper Abstract

The application of the infrared imaging using in the brain cognition and the acupuncture is introduced. Acupuncturing a certain point of the healthy experimental cats, observing the responds of the cerebral cortical temperature by using of infrared imaging, and researching the corresponding relation between the acupuncture points with the active sections of the cerebral cortex, so the effect of the acupuncture is obtained. The theory of the refreshment and induce resuscitation pinprick is approved. The method of the "refreshment and induce resuscitation pinprick" can promote the metabolize renovation, improve the living function and increase the healing rate. However, the relations between the points and the cortical functional sections have not the last word still. After removing the skulls on the head, full of the cerebral cortex of a cat are exposed. Observing the infrared imaging and measuring the temperatures of the visual cerebral cortex during the process of acupuncturing the points to judge the activation position. During the process of acupuncture, the trend of the rising temperature on cerebral cortex is primary in terms of the phenomena in the infrared pictures. The cortical hemogram variety is measured in terms of the infrared pictures and the temperature values, so the characteristic curve of the temperature for a corresponding position on the cerebral cortex and the acupuncture point can be obtained. When the acupuncture point is changed, the position where temperature varied on cerebral cortex is different correspondingly. The variety in the cortical functional sections is corresponding to the result of the acupuncture point in terms of the imaging and the temperatures. The experimental results accord with the theoretic model, so they validate the correctness of the "refreshment and induce resuscitation pinprick". According to the experimental results, we know that the variety of a cortical functional section is corresponding to a special acupuncture point exactly. The similar relations can be applied in human being in terms of the comparative acupuncture. The conclusions of the research can provide the evidences in the infrared pictures and the temperature values for the studies on the acupuncture applied in the field of brain cognition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6621, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2007: Photoelectronic Imaging and Detection, 66210Y (3 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.790747
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Shuwang Chen, Hebei Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Chunhua Li, Hebei Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Guozhuang Liang, Hebei Univ. of Science & Technology (China)
Shuhai Wang, Hebei Univ. of Science & Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6621:
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2007: Photoelectronic Imaging and Detection

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