Acupuncture-moxibustion is an accumulation of a long period of experience in direct treatment of the human body. Still today the same types of methods occupy the main stream of acupuncture-moxibustion therapy. In order to move toward more effective methods in therapy it is essential that the methods used be effective and objective and that comparative examination with other methods be conducted. I discovered that acupuncture administered to the area of muscle contracture at the nerve radix is remarkably effective and that in comparison with other acupuncture methods is highly effective. In order to examine these effects through animal experiments I administered tetanic stimulation to the gastrocnemius muscles to weaken the contraction strength and proved that acupuncture serves to accelerate the recovery action. As this function appeared even after the nerve was severed I considered the possibility that it might be an axon reflex. The effects vanished with the administration of an axon reflex suppressant but were observed even after denervation. It can be stated that little progress will occur unless in this manner acupuncture research is repeatedly conducted such that results are verified through a comparative examination followed by fundamental experiments in which similar pathological conditions are created in animals and the acupuncture effects and mechanism verified.
In a previous paper, we reported that acupuncture on the equivalent loci to human CV-12, BI-12 and ST-36 inhibited rat's stomach ulcer induced by water immersing stress. In this paper, we report the influence of acupuncture on the equivalent loci to human BL-21 and ST-36. Method 15 male Wister rats of about 200g in weight were divided into the test group (6 rats) and the control group (9 rats), and acupuncture was administered to the test group on the equivalent loci to human BL-21 and ST-36 every other day. The next day after the sixth acupuncture, they were immersed in the water of 23°C to their chests 7 hours and the stomachs were extirpated from them and the gastic glands were sliced and stained in hematoxylin-erosion. Making a microscopic examination of these slices, we evaluated the number of mucoclasis classified by strength, depth and width. Effect More than 90% of mucoclasis showed erosion of tissue. It was less than 2/4 in depth and less than 500μ in width. 1. Erosion in each slice numbered 20.3±5.6:34.1±9.5 in average between the two groups and it showed significantly small number in the test group (p<0.01). 2. The number of erosion in depth was much smaller in the test group (p<0.01, p<0.05). less than 1/4…19±4.2:28.1±6.1 less than 2/4…1.3±1.5:5.3±4.0 3. The number of erosion in width was also much smaller in the test group (p<0.05) 10μ-500μ…10.3±4.7:19.8±9.4 Conclusion It was showed that pre-acupuncture inhibited stress erosion.
In China, for years they have been studying the PSC to investigate scientifically the substance of traditional meridians. As we had been to there, we learned how to investigate it. According to their method we did it in Japan. Objects were 340 healthy youths. The stimulated points were the well points in each meridian. The low frequency electroacupuncture (5-20Hz) was given to these points 30 minutes. Objects showed us their sensation or orally or by gesture. We divided the result into 4 stages according to the chinese method; salient…5 (1.5%) comparatively salient…3 (0.9%) slightly salient…7 (2.0%) Non-salient…325 (95.6%) In China, by the way, objects were 1, 000 people and it was 1.3%, 1.8%, 15.2% and 81.7%. In this study, though it showed a low incidence of about 4.4% (about 18% in China), it was found that there was a phenomenon of the PSC.