Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 123–129 | Cite as

Magnetism and acupuncture

  • Axel Slopek
  • Ling Yang (杨玲)
  • Yao Xu (徐瑶)
Clinical Study


Qi as well as its ability to cure ailments can be released without needling by the application of magnetism. Qi-effects are based upon the magnetic force released by magnetic platelets fastened onto acupoints. This property supports and proves one of the definitions of qi which says, that “qi is bio-electrical magnetism” or “qi is defined as any type of energy which is able to demonstrate power and strength. This energy can be electricity, magnetism, heat, or light”. Furthermore, it is suggested to use magnet acupuncture parallel to needle acupuncture according to traditional Chinese body acupuncture rules scientifically controlled in order to carry out research on qi and qi-effects. Here it might even be possible to find a quality and even a parameter to measure the intensity of qi-effects, such as by simply measuring the possible change of the heart beat frequency (pulse frequency) before and after application of the needle or magnetic platelet. It is also possible that there is another parameter in existence which will be changed by the impact of qi and acupuncture which still needs to be detected.

Key Words

Acupuncture Therapy Chronotherapy Qi Body Rhythm 


气及其疗效可以不依靠针刺而仅通过磁贴刺激激发。 气的疗效取决于贴于穴位上的磁贴释放的磁力的强度。 这些因素能够用来支持气的有关定义, 如“气是电磁”, “气是任何一种能被证明的能量或力量, 这种能量可以是电, 可以是磁, 也可以是热, 是光”。 因此, 与传统针刺类似, 气及其疗效应该在传统的中医针灸理论指导下研究, 也许可以发现一个高质量的衡量气疗效的参数, 如针刺或磁贴应用前后心率的变化; 甚至可以想象出一个受气和针刺影响的现存的参数, 但需要深入研究。


针刺疗法 时间治疗法 气 身体节律 

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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Axel Slopek
    • 1
  • Ling Yang (杨玲)
    • 2
  • Yao Xu (徐瑶)
    • 2
  1. 1.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese MedicineShanghaiP.R. China

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