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Neurophysiologic basis of Front-Mu points

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Author(s): Cabioglu MT | Kaya Y | Surucu HS

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 8;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 32;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Front-Mu point | sympathetic system | parasympathetic system

ABSTRACT
Front-Mu points are specific acupuncture points located on the ventral surfaces of chest and abdominal wall.Acupuncture to Front-Mu points is used for treating diseases related with visceral organs. Applying acupunctureon Front-Mu points regulates visceral functions. In this article we tried to explain the effect mechanism ofFront-Mu point acupuncture by corresponding these points with the segmental autonomic innervation ofinternal visceral organs. Changes in the visceral organs caused by application of acupuncture can be explainedby viscero-cutaneous, cutaneo-visceral autonomic reflexes and modulation of sympathetic and parasympatheticsystems by these reflexes.

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Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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