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DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2021.10.010

The History and Application of “Ashi Points”

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Yarong Peng, Xu Du*

Department of Acupuncture and Massage, Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, 712046, Shaanxi Province, China.

*Corresponding author: Xu Du

Abstract

The original meaning of “Ashi points” is an acupuncture point near or far from the affected place, which is the earliest discovered acupoint, earlier than meridian points. It became a clinical acupoint selection method in The Qin, Han, Tang and Yuan dynasties, but evolved into a strange acupoint in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, with a long history. With the extensive clinical research and application of Ashi points, it has been found that it has special therapeutic effect on various systemic diseases, especially on pain, which has been highly valued by physicians of all dynasties. However, there are still differences on the relationship between Ashi points and meridians. In this paper, the origin, location and modern clinical application of Ashi points were systematically summarized and classified, and a new classification method and treatment application criteria of Ashi points were proposed. In order to provide a new reference for the basic theory and clinical development and treatment of Ashi points.

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How to cite this paper

The History and Application of “Ashi Points”

How to cite this paper: Yarong Peng, Xu Du. (2021) The History and Application of “Ashi Points”International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research5(4), 485-489.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2021.10.010

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