[Impacts of numerology on acupuncture]

Zhongguo Zhen Jiu. 2016 Apr;36(4):421-4.
[Article in Chinese]


Numerology has a long history in China and has the profound impacts on every academic field in TCM, with acupuncture involved. In this paper, the impacts on acupuncture were discussed in different aspects such as the numbers of meridians, the length of meridian, the time taboo of acupuncture, acupuncture manipulation and time acupuncture. It was found that numerology had laid the critical impact on acupuncture and had the profound imprint nowadays. It is of great significance to study the numerology theory in its impacts on acupuncture, in the exploration on the theories behind acupuncture as well as the comprehensive understanding of acupuncture.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acupuncture / history*
  • Acupuncture Therapy / history*
  • Acupuncture Therapy / methods
  • Books
  • China
  • Culture
  • History, Ancient
  • Humans
  • Time