Enlightenment on Discovery and Application of Lanwei Acupoint
Hu Zhuicheng1 ，Ye Mingzhu2 ，Yang Ji’an3
(1. Department of Acupuncture and Tuina, Shanghai 6th People’s Hospital, Shanghai, 200233; 2.Jiangsu Health Service Center for Community in Changning District, Shanghai；3.Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine )
Abstract: Lanwei acupoint, discovered by German Von Nils Krack, was widely used by Chinese doctors during a certain period to treat appendix. This application changed the medical principle towards appendix which advocated operation as soon as possible, leading to lots of research on treating appendix by acupuncture. Lanwei acupoint,which is a area instead of a point, reflects relation between organs and the surface of body under the guide of meridians theory. And its application must be clear in order to avoid accident. The review indicates that development of acupuncture must insist on inheritance and innovation.
Key words:Lanwei acupoin, Enlightenment