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Nuclear magnetic resonance technology in acupoint catgut embedding therapy for the treatment of menopausal panic disorder: its applications
Author(s): Gui-zhen Chen; Sha-sha Zhang; Yun-xiang Xu; Xiao-yun Wang
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Paper Abstract

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) is a diagnostic method which is non-invasive and non-ionizing irradiative to the human body. It not only suits structural, but also functional imaging. The NMR technique develops rapidly in its application in life science, which has become the hotspot in recent years. Menopausal panic disorder (MPD) is a typical psychosomatic disease during climacteric period, which may affect physical and mental health. Looking for a convenient, effective, and safe method, which is free of toxic-side effects to control the disease, is a modern medical issue. Based on reviewing the etiology and pathogenesis of MPD according to dual traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and western medicine, further analyzed the advantages and principles for selecting acupoint prescription by tonifying kidney and benefiting marrow therapy for acupoint catgut-embedding to this disease. The application of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMRS) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies in mechanism research on acupoint catgut embedding for the treatment of MPD was discussed. It's pointed out that this intervention method is safe and effective to treat MPD. Breakthrough will be achieved from the research of the selection of acupoint prescription and therapeutic mechanism of acupoint catgut embedding for the treatment of menopausal panic disorder by utilizing the Functional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Metabonomics technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8329, Tenth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2011), 832907 (13 March 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.918382
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Gui-zhen Chen, Guangzhou Univ. of Chinese Medicine (China)
Sha-sha Zhang, Guangzhou Univ. of Chinese Medicine (China)
Yun-xiang Xu, Guangzhou Univ. of Chinese Medicine (China)
Xiao-yun Wang, Guangzhou Univ. of Chinese Medicine (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8329:
Tenth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine (PIBM 2011)
Qingming Luo; Lihong V. Wang; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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