About the neurobiological foundations of the De-Qi--stimulus-response relation.

@article{AbadAlegra2004AboutTN,
  title={About the neurobiological foundations of the De-Qi--stimulus-response relation.},
  author={Francisco Abad-Alegr{\'i}a and Carlos Pomar{\'o}n},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={807-14}
}
In acupunctural reflexotherapy, it is usually stated that no appreciable therapeutic effect is obtained under a certain stimulation level, which is determined by the appearance of a particular sensation known as De-Qi. Given that afference control actions of the central nervous system do not work in this way, but rather adapt, with some peculiarities, to a classical schedule of proportionality between stimulus and response, our aim is to evaluate the extent to which acupunctural stimuli of… CONTINUE READING

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