Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 9–11 | Cite as

Treatment of dormant papule with acupuncture in ancient times

  • Liu Li-gong
  • Gu Jie
Forums on Special Disease: Dermatogic Disease


The information concerning dormant papule in 93 ancient medical books is statistically computerized and shows that there are totally 29 items of information and 25 acupoints (55 times in frequency) in connection with dormant papule. The commonly used acupoints, are Quchi (LI 11), Jianyu (LI 15), Tianjing, (TE 10), etc, which are around joints, on the upper body, on, the lateral aspect or on the ends of the limbs. The commonly used meridians are Large Intestine Meridian, Pericardium Meridian, Triple Energizer Meridian, and Gallbladder Meridian. The commonly used parts are the lateral aspect of arm, the dorsum of hand, the external aspect of leg, the medial aspect of arm, and the palm.

Key Words

Skin Diseases Acupuncture-Moxibustion Review Literature 


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© Shanghai Research Institute of Acupuncture and Meridian and Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Liu Li-gong
    • 1
  • Gu Jie
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Acupuncture and Meridian CenterShanghai Institute of Acupuncture and MeridianChina

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