Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 43, Issue 15, pp 1233–1252 | Cite as

Experimental exploration and research prospect of physical bases and functional characteristics of meridians

  • Lun Fei
  • Huansheng Cheng
  • Deheng Cai
  • Shixun Yang
  • Jianrong Xu
  • Eryu Chen
  • Ruishan Dang
  • Guanghong Ding
  • Xueyong Shen
  • Yi Tang
  • Wei Yao
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Abstract

The physical basis of meridians and acupoints (acupuncture points) is in a complex system mainly of connective tissue and interwoven with the blood capillaries, nerves, lymph vessels, etc. Elements of Ca, P, K, Fe, Zn, Mn, etc are found concentrated in the deep connective tissue structures in locations corresponding to acupoints. On this physical basis, the specific waveband of high efficiency for transmission of infrared rays exists in the collagenous fibre in a liquid crystal state. The development direction and new idea of researching on acupuncture and meridians are discussed.

Keywords

meridians connective tissue structures calcium bank infrared ray transmission 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lun Fei
    • 1
  • Huansheng Cheng
    • 2
  • Deheng Cai
    • 3
  • Shixun Yang
    • 4
  • Jianrong Xu
    • 4
  • Eryu Chen
    • 5
  • Ruishan Dang
    • 5
  • Guanghong Ding
    • 6
  • Xueyong Shen
    • 7
  • Yi Tang
    • 8
  • Wei Yao
    • 6
  1. 1.Analysis CentreFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Modern Physics Research InstituteFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Shanghai Baoshan Acupuncture HospitalShanghaiChina
  4. 4.Radiology Department of Shanghai Sixth People’s HoepitalShanghaiChina
  5. 5.Anatomy Department of the Second Medical University of PLAShanghaiChina
  6. 6.Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science and Institute of Biomedical EngineerFudan UniversityShanghaiChina
  7. 7.Acupuncture Department of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese MedicineShanghaiChina
  8. 8.Chemistry DepartmentFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

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